The best way to predict the future is to invent it
Today’s market demands a new approach to urban real estate investment.
We’re addressing a combination of unprecedented challenges and opportunities – from the pandemic to climate change, tech disruption to social inequality. Harnessing the power of Holistic Urban Planning, implementation of ESG Standards, Public-Private Partnerships, Opportunity Zones, aligned capital and next-gen technologies sourced from a global family of industry experts, we are driving outsized returns and positive impact across diverse communities.
Over 20 years experience and insight across $2B in affiliated transactions executing:
– Neighborhood co-creation
– Covered land assemblages
– Large-scale mixed-use development
– Adaptive repurposing of existing assets
– Arts, Culture & Innovation Districts
– Opportunity Zones
– Public Private Partnerships
– Historic Preservation
– Tax Credits, TIFFs, CDCs
We are Rethinking Masterplanning
Introducing A New Urban Design Logic: we call it Regenerative Placemaking
Our holistic approach starts with deep community dialogue and inclusive planning to foster a harmonious sense of place.
We supplement this local vision with insights from our global Future of Cities think-tank. Recognizing that great projects cannot be forged alone, we simultaneously seek private, foundational and government collaboration and partner with patient, responsible capital that recognizes the importance of transparently reporting on ESG objectives. Finally, we popularize new building methodologies and materials, to empower an ecosystem of local businesses and innovators.
We create catalytic projects to stimulate job-growth and deliver community benefit through improved quality of life, sustainability, and innovation and other community benefit. We believe that a comprehensive approach can drive outsized social, environmental and economic return on investment.
Synthesizing Impact Standards: From Project-Level to Systems-Level Thinking
Harnessing the Regenerative Development & Placemaking Process
Applying theory advanced by our trusted knowledge partners
Existing standards-body optimization
Long-term performance measurement
Displacement measurement & mitigation efforts
Clear reporting on impact objectives and progress
Realizing the full potential of Opportunity Zones and Public Private Partnerships:
– Build-on the existing Opportunity Zone Reporting Standards Framework
– Create ecosystems for local small (minority and women) business
– Activate fallow private & government-owned land
Building on FOUNDATION OF SUCCESS
20+ years co-creating cities
including the Wynwood Arts District and Magic City Innovation District
$2B affiliated trackrecord
across multiple real estate asset classes and capital structures
Wynwood Arts District
Miami’s internationally-recognized arts and entertainment district.
Seeing untapped neighborhood potential, Future of Cities founder, Tony Cho, started working with the artistic community in the early 2000’s to identify spaces that could support the creative class in Wynwood. He simultaneously began advocating for the interests of local business owners and proprietors, hosting the first meeting of the Wynwood Business Improvement District in his offices (and becoming one of the founding board members). The Wynwood BID helped steward the revitalization of the neighborhood, culminating in one of the most progressive zoning reforms in the U.S. The consequent investment inflow, combined with growing appreciation for local artisans and street art, transformed Wynwood into the global destination it is today. Future of Cities affiliated projects have brought large developers into Wynwood: Related’s Wynwood 29, a high-density micro-unit development; The Collective, the neighborhoods’s first large-scale co-living project; and numerous warehouse conversions.
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Magic City Innovation District® Little Haiti
Co-Creating a global destination for technology, sustainability, art and wellness.
Future of Cities™ founder, Tony Cho is the founder of the $2 billion Magic City Innovation District® in Little Haiti, beginning with the initial assemblage in 2011. Embodying four key pillars – Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Technology & Innovation, Health & Wellness, and Sustainability & Resilience – this 17-acre project was approved by the City of Miami for a Special Area Plan (SAP) in 2019, which permits 7 million sq. ft. of mixed-use development. The initial covered land assemblage features 180,000 square feet of adaptive warehouse and a multi-acre greenway space leased to Live Nation.
Magic City Innovation District® – Little Haiti has committed to a historic public benefits package of nearly $40M in payments to the Little Haiti Trust over the life of the development, starting with an initial $6M. These funds are to be used for the sole benefit of Little Haiti for such priorities as affordable housing, cultural and historic preservation and job training & education. Magic City Innovation District® Little Haiti also committed to seeding a $350,000 scholarship fund for Haitian students to attend Florida Memorial University, South Florida’s only historically black college & university. Magic City Innovation District® Little Haiti aspires to serve as a model for regenerative development worldwide
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