Place Dynamics turns insight into strategy. We use our expertise in data collection and analysis to craft market-responsive and effective plans, advising our clients on real estate development, land use, economic development, and business development. Our staff bring decades of experience in fields including economic development, community planning, and market research. Established in 2005, we have led or contributed to more than 100 projects in 27 states and provinces.
"After 18 years in economic development and private land development, I realized that too many decisions were made without sound knowledge of the market. In government this leads to plans that sit on the shelf and in the private sector it leads to failed projects. We may enjoy looking at pretty pictures, but vision without reality is fantasy.
I formed Place Dynamics with the idea that we could help our clients make better choices - visionary, yet still grounded in reality. This is the idea that sets us apart from others. We guide our clients to choices that respond to real market opportunities. Strategies produce results. Plans are implemented. Projects get built. Businesses attain success."
-- Michael Stumpf, Principal
Convention Center, Hotel, and Retail Analysis
Place Dynamics examined the market and fiscal feasibility, and made development recommendations for a proposed convention center and hotel in Kingman, Kansas, a part of the Wichita MSA. We also advised the County on retail and dining business opportunities for three communities.
Retail Trade Study
In preparation for a new comprehensive plan, Lake County wanted to understand the forces shaping its commercial districts and what opportunities might be available for development or redevelopment. This study looked at the county as a whole, and individually at more than a dozen districts. Overall, despite population growth, spending has declined by $130 million in the past decade, which translates to the need for 340,000 square feet less retail space.
Industry Target Study and Marketing Plan
This study identified five target industries or industry clusters for Edmonton's fastest-growing suburb. It outlined a five-year marketing plan along with a development plan to make the community more competitive within the region.
Tourism Asset Map and Strategy
Place Dynamics identified and ranked the tourism assets in three rural counties surrounding the Quad Cities. We then prepared a plan for asset development, marketing strategy, and fiscal and economic impact analysis of tourism in the region.
Corridor Market Analysis and Strategy
Four commercial corridors cross the Layton Boulevard neighborhoods. Place Dynamics prepared a market analysis for each corridor, identifying its positioning and unique prospects for business development. The plan offers strategies
and real estate
Town Center Plan
Tylertown is a county seat serving a local population and growing tourism trade. Heavy traffic, long blocks, and the appearance of the streetscape called for a design-based strategy. Our recommendations addressed circulation, a town square, improved access and parking, and visibility of businesses in the district.
CONVENTION CENTER | Kingman County | Kansas
RETAIL TRADE STUDY | Lake County | Ohio
INDUSTRY TARGET STUDY | Spruce Grove | Alberta
TOURISM PLAN | Rural Quad Cities | Illinois
CORRIDOR PLAN | Layton Blvd. | Milwaukee | Wisc.
DOWNTOWN PLAN | Tylertown | Mississippi