(Updated October 2013)
Successful site selection begins with the basics - traffic flow, market analysis, property size, and zoning restrictions, among other factors. But site selection considerations for a restaurant differ widely from those for warehouse properties. Learn the basics, and then venture into site selection for office, retail, restaurant, hotel, and warehouse properties, in this regularly updated Field Guide. (S. Hogan, Information and Web Content Specialist)
Site Selection Basics
Quality Lease Negotiation is a 3-STEP Process, (Franchising World, July 2012). Q
Locating a New Facility, (Electrical Apparatus, Jan. 2013). Q
Tips for Choosing a Business Location, (SBA.gov, 2011).
Choosing a Location for Your Business: There's more to consider than just cost, (About.com, 2011).
Location Decision Making: The Case of Retail Service Development in a Closed Population, (Academy of Marketing Studies Journal, 2011). Q
Site Selection for Office & Retail Properties
A Multiple-Attribute Decision Model for Retail Store Location, (Southern Business Review, Summer 2012). Q
Examining the building selection decision-making process within corporate relocations, (Journal of Corporate Real Estate, 2011). Q
Selecting an Office Location: A Guide to Help You Decide, (About.com, 2011).
Retail Site Selection Factors in a Post Recession Economy, (Trade & Industry Development, July 21, 2011).
What Retailers Seek in Site Selection, (National Association for Retail Marketing Services, May 26, 2011).
Demystifying the Corporate Real Estate Process: The Retailer's Perspective, (Real Estate Issues, Spring 2010). Q
Site Selection for Restaurants & Hospitality Properties
Real estate brokers offer vital site-selection skills, (Nation's Restaurant News, July 9, 2012). Q
Perceived importance of ICT-based feature and services on conference center selection and differences among meeting planners, (Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, 2012). Q
Focus on: Real Estate Tools, (Chain Store Age, Jan. 2013). Q
10 Things to Know About Choosing a Restaurant Location, (About.com, 2011).
Choosing a Location for Your New Restaurant, (Food Service Warehouse, 2011).
Operators step up hunt for unconventional sites, (Nation’s Restaurant News, Nov. 24, 2008). Q
Location, location, location, (Nation’s Restaurant News, July 14, 2008). Q
Site Selection for Warehouse Facilities & Labs
Finding Data Center Locations that Fit the Bill, (Area Development Site and Facility Planning, Summer 2013). Q
The New Location Mantra: "Logistics, Labor, and Love", (Area Development Site and Facility Planning, Summer 2013). Q
An Update on Company-Financed Research and Development Credits: A State-by-State Comparison, (The CPA Journal, Jan. 2013). Q
Investor Appetite For Warehouse Property Continues to Grow, (CoStar Group, Oct. 26, 2011).
Stocking up on warehouse properties, (New York Times, Sept. 13, 2011).
Find your perfect chemical partner, (ICIS Chemical Business, Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2011). Q
eBooks & Other Resources
The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:
The dynamics of property location (Adobe eReader)
Books, Videos, Research Reports & More
The resources below are available for loan through Information Central. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Central at 800-8740-6500 for assistance.
Resort development, (Washington, D.C.: Urban Land Institute, 2008). NAC 1800 Ur1rd1
Developing active adult retirement communities, (Washington, D.C.: Urban Land Institute, 2001). NAC 1800 Ur1sd
Developing retail entertainment destinations, (Washington, D.C.: Urban Land Institute, 2001). NAC 1800 Ur1dr
Developing sports, convention, and performing arts centers, (Washington, D.C.: Urban Land Institute, 2001). NAC 6880 Ur1d
Multifamily housing development handbook, (Washington, D.C.: Urban Land Institute, 2000). HD 1377 Ur1mh
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