Focused placemaking is our unique ability to create value in our core markets. We use our development and operations capabilities to bring exceptional apartments, offices and communities to life, consistent with our vision to be the creative leader in realizing the power of place.
Our organizational alignment on the “what, how and where” of our business allows our talented associates to focus on the “who”–the people who bring our communities to life and stand to benefit from the shared value we seek to create. Because ultimately, “the power of place” isn’t a product on the shelf. It’s about people, and the privilege we have as an organization of bringing them together every day. Our strategy and principles help make it possible.
At Forest City, we develop, own and operate real estate that is highly integrated with surrounding neighborhoods and fosters a compelling sense of place. We bring properties and mixed-use neighborhoods to life that feature a strong balance of uses, including residential and office, and easily accessible amenities, such as retail and green space. Our properties are connected with regional public transportation, resulting in walkable, vibrant, inclusive places that bring people together.
To create places that enhance a community, we build strong, lasting relationships and public-private partnerships. We understand that genuine, broad-based engagement with representation from the entire community delivers a shared vision that one developer, city or government agency cannot achieve on its own. Forest City is a long-term community stakeholder because we often own and manage our properties for decades. We forge lasting partnerships with governments, nonprofit organizations and community residents to create enduring benefit for communities for years to come.
Consistent with this approach, we focus on seven core urban markets where we operate and pursue growth opportunities. At its heart, real estate is a local business, and strategically emphasizing these cities and regions allows us to build stronger public-private partnerships and foster successful operating properties and developments, all thanks to our talented and uniquely capable associates.