About The Project
When commercial real estate developers were building a new shopping district called Southbridge, they reached out to Patton Asset Management Founder Michael Gildersleeve for assistance vetting the stores and restaurant concepts, then managing them through launch. See how he helped launch a new lifestyle hub that would become one of the most successful districts in Downtown Scottsdale.
"Michael was great addition to the team that designed Southbridge. His knowledge and understanding for ergonomics and operations were an invaluable contribution to the project. He can look at a blueprint, immediately understand how the property will flows, and has a great eye for design. That’s an impressive skill that really helped make this project a success.”
- Kenneth L. Allen – President and Founder, allen + philp architects
About the Project
When commercial real estate developers were building a new shopping district called Southbridge, they reached out to Patton Asset Management Founder Michael Gildersleeve for assistance vetting the stores and restaurant concepts, then managing them through launch.
First, Gildersleeve developed marketing studies and strategies to guide how the restaurants would interact with Southbridge’s retail shops. He then formulated budgets and pro formas for all operations; collaborated with the developers on brand and collateral design; oversaw all budgeting and purchasing of furniture, fixtures, and equipment; and supervised facility planning, design, and construction. Gildersleeve also led development for three restaurant concepts and a stand-alone bar, including creating the brands, designing the kitchen and front-of-house, areas, and managing the hiring process.
With Gildersleeve’s expertise, Southbridge’s developers launched a new lifestyle hub that would become one of the most successful districts in Downtown Scottsdale.
About the Property
Southbridge, also known as The Southbridge District, is like an upscale bazaar in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale along Stetson Avenue from Scottsdale Road to 6th Avenue. It’s a lively area filled with unique shops, fine restaurants, and upscale living overlooking the canal. The Southbridge District is within walking distance from the Fashion Square Mall, entertainment district, art galleries, 5th Avenue, and the famous Old Town District.
- Branding and Marketing
- Planning and Budgeting
- Operations Budgeting
- Interior Design
- Construction Management
Office, retail, restaurants, bar, plaza, event space, streets, parking
Upscale living, pedestrian-friendly design, mixed-use redevelopment with food and fashion
4400 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 9280
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Allen+Philp, Hayes Inc.