The asset management discipline is engaged at various points in the development process, with its significance growing as the project moves towards completion.
Establishing the retailer build requirements; assessment of ingress and egress; operational assessment of car park design; traffic circulation; loading bays; service corridors, public amenities; customer service elements; way finding; concierge station(s); specialty leasing areas; waste removal strategies; and selection of materials, finishes, furniture and fixtures, along with a host of other considerations.
CONSTRUCTION AND PRE-OPENING
Setting operational budgets; recruitment and training of centre management teams; tendering and negotiation of all soft and hard contracts; centre marketing strategy, including pre and post-opening budgets; testing and commissioning; operational readiness, including all furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) and specialty leasing. Again, this is a non-exhaustive list.