An Analysis of the Feasibility of Mixed-Use Development

By: Joseph S. Rabianski, Ph.D., CRE, Department of Real Estate, Georgia State University

Release Date: November 2007

What factors make mixed-use development popular and financially feasible? What challenges, obstacles or barriers affect mixed-use development? What physical, economic, design and market factors lead to the financial success of a mixed-use development? This research project addressed these questions through a literature review of various commercial real estate industry publications. The report also incorporates some commentary resulting from personal interviews and a convenience sample survey of NAIOP members involved in mixed-use development projects.