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Mixed Use Development


More and more, consumers are showing a growing desire to live in walkable live/work/play communities. Whether in downtown areas of cities or in urbanizing suburbs, a significant lifestyle shift points to highly designed personal living spaces, shared social spaces, and public or publicly accessible amenities converging into one.

On-demand culture has taken hold in many ways. E-commerce has driven radical changes in consumption habits causing the retail sector to change on a scale not seen since the advent of the suburban shopping center in the 1950’s.

AvalonBay has been at the forefront of developing residential and retail mixed-use environments and is increasingly pursuing these developments. Whether delivering a retail component to our retail partner for their ownership and operation or owning and operating the retail ourselves, AvalonBay has honed institutional knowledge and capabilities to develop complex mixed-use offerings.

With the goal of substantially adding to our mixed-use portfolio, AvalonBay is seeking to create relationships with retail partners to create great retail environments. Rather than merely reducing excess retail capacity, AvalonBay offers retail property owners the alternative of reconfiguring older retail assets into potential street-level retail and also adding residential density.

Why Partner With AvalonBay?

AvalonBay’s market-based regional teams offer retail partners the ability to work on multiple site locations backed by a track record of success and consistently delivering quality. Beyond the power of our financial strength and experience, we act as our own general contractor, providing streamlined execution for our retail partners. These capabilities enable AvalonBay to perform in the time frames required to meet the needs of a mixed-use development program, successfully maneuver the myriad of technical building issues in mixed-use environments, and complete the legal documentation necessary for multi-owner entity mixed-use projects.
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AvalonBay Offers

  • Corporate commitment to mixed-use development and acquisition

  • Expertise developing, constructing, and operating mixed-use product in all all our regions

  • Shared best practices and consistent, company-wide approach

  • A balance sheet second to none

  • A single point of contact for all mixed-use development


Contact Katie Bucklew to learn more about our capabilities: Katie_Bucklew@avalonbay.com 703-247-6668.