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Connect Q&A: Tishman Speyer’s Shannon on the Role of Retail Outside the Door

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Stunning modern architecture and unobstructed Bay-front views make for an iconic residential address and an attractive investment in the City’s financial district. However, when Tishman Speyer’s MIRA welcomes owner-residents in early 2020, it will also feature a state-of-the-art fitness center designed by fitness expert Jay Wright and a commercial stretch studio, StretchLab, occupying street-front retail space. Why is this relevant? Best practice development strategies focus on anticipation, availability, and long-range programming for a lifestyle that meets resident desires and yes, oftentimes demands.


According to Tishman Speyer, it is lifestyle and living that has to be finely tuned to create a home that is connected to its neighborhood in a way high-rises might not be otherwise. Here’s a look at the topic with Carl Shannon, Tishman Speyer’s Senior Managing Director overseeing the MIRA development to completion, and his reflections on what went right for the company’s “Folsom corridor” projects, including Infinity and LUMINA, and the role of retail and amenities in defining a successful project.

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