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Waterfront Development

Helping cities rediscover their edge

​​​​​​​​Creating successful and vibrant waterfront precincts requires special skills and understanding of these unique development and regeneration opportunities.

JLL’s consultants have provided real estate advice for many of the world’s most celebrated waterfront projects from Melbourne’s Docklands to London’s Canary Wharf to Hafen City in Hamburg.

By understanding and identifying the opportunities to create value from derelict waterfronts, and creating a blend of public and private uses, waterfront projects can stimulate tourism, drive retail and encourage commerce. Our advice includes:

  • Feasibility analysis
  • Development mix and maritime and land based uses
  • Development strategy and positioning
  • Marketing strategy and implementation
  • Detailed understanding of marinas and recreational and commercial water-based businesses

We have advised on waterfront projects in Asia Pacific including

  • Colombo Port City, Sri Lanka
  • Walsh Bay, Sydney, Australia
  • Melbourne Docklands, Australia
  • Gold Coast Cruise Terminal, Queensland, Australia
  • Cairns City Port, Queensland, Australia
  • Xiamen waterfront, China


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