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Cypress Village Retail Strategy

Cypress Village

Vancouver, BC


British Pacific Properties


Mixed-use mountainside village with significant retail components


Create a strategy that services residents while attracting regional footfall


Under construction


Cypress Village is an upcoming mixed-use retail village located on a mountainside. Upon completion, the village will include a wide range of retailers with the goal of serving the daily needs of nearby residents while also attracting regional footfall. Despite the potential for the site, the client was facing difficulties regarding the appropriate scale, mix, and layout of the retail components. Particular challenges included the development’s relatively peripheral location.

Scope of Services

Colliers was retained to create the retail development and positioning strategy for the village. This work included an examination of site and planning characteristics, analyzing existing and planned retail in the area, determining population thresholds and total market supportable retail-commercial floor area assumptions, and providing recommendations on the supportable tenant mix by retail-commercial category.


As a result of Colliers’ analysis, British Pacific Properties was provided with a retail casting plan, layout and phasing strategy that will ensure Cypress Village’s retail offerings feel cohesive and vibrant during all phases of development, increasing the likelihood that this will become a regional mountainside destination over the long-term.

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For More Information, Please Contact:

Russell Whitehead

Senior Vice President, Planning & Placemaking

Vancouver - Rogers Tower

Russell leads the Colliers Planning and Placemaking team based out of Vancouver. Over the years, he has managed development and planning advisory assignments locally, as well as throughout North America, China, and the Middle East. He provides expertise in strategic planning, land capacity analyses, demand modelling, demographic forecasting, and economic placemaking, ultimately with the goal of creating unique and successful destinations within existing urban fabrics.



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