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Why Place-Making Matters in the Current Market

Place-making is an essential element of value creation in today’s competitive retail environment. Differentiating a project from others and increasing the opportunities for people to choose one project to visit over another themselves are important components of raising the value and appeal of a property.  Read More

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Rockville Town Center - Before and After

Maximum Impact to Increase Property Performance

While financial considerations are always a priority for developers, making the most out of available funds and maximizing the impact of every expense is an especially critical priority in the current marketplace. “Facelift” design that uses graphics, signage, lighting, landscaping and architectural detailing to re-imagine and reinvent without wholesale reconstruction is a great way to invest wisely... Read More

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Indonesia Week Recap

Indonesia Week Recap

DDG’s team has wrapped up another successful week in Indonesia. Several retail and mixed use projects were presented during this trip. View photos of the recent journey on Facebook   Read More

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Project Updates from Turkey – Mall of Istanbul

As we can see in these recently received aerial images for Mall of Istanbul the construction is rapidly moving along in the heart of Istanbul, Turkey. MOI, as the project name has been fondly abbreviated around the DDG studio, is slated to open in the Fall of 2013. The vision for Mall of Istanbul is... Read More

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iPic Mizner Park Theater Grand Opening

iPic Mizner Park Theater Grand Opening

Working with the South Florida design firm of Karen Hanlon Inc, DDG is the Architect of Record for the renovation of an existing AMC Theater which creates a boutique luxury style space in Boca Raton with a ground-floor restaurant and escalator access to second-level theaters. Taking inspiration from the area surroundings, the space was renovated... Read More

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The Future of Retail

The Future of Retail

On the heels of the 2012 ICSC RECon – The Global Retail Real Estate Convention, it is clear that retail industry discussions are focused on the question: What is the mall of the future? DDG’s CEO, Ahsin Rasheed, was invited to speak at “Futuristic Malls: Future of Retail” during his recent trip to Istanbul, Turkey.... Read More

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