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September 21 and 22
2 days, 2 disciplines, 2 ways to participate – defining our professional roles and uniting to build more equitable, accessible and inspired communities.
ohn Archer has over 22 years of experience as a retail and commercial consultant for both the public and private sectors in Canada, U.S., India, Russia, and the Middle East. The basis of the work specializes in translating economic information into livable communities. He currently is Chief Development Officer at Three Sixty Collective.
Mr. Archer specializes in urban and mixed-use real estate, including site selection, gap analysis, consumer market research, feasibility studies, impact assessments, business district revitalization, branding, farmers' and public markets, shopping centres, and infill projects. Mr. Archer sat for six years on the Executive Committee of the Urban Land Institute’s Toronto District Council.
Mr. Archer has worked on many mixed-use commercial projects around the world. These include Westmount Shopping Centre in London, Concord Adex, Graywood Developments, Edilcan, Brookfield, Freed, among others. Mr. Archer is very familiar with commercial planning and economic development policies through his work in Toronto on the TOcore, East Harbour, Impact of Large Retail on Pedestrian Main Streets, Toronto Retail Design Manual, and Toronto Retail Main Streets Study projects. In addition, Mr. Archer worked with many Planning and Economic Development Departments on development strategies and retail planning for other large cities including New York City, Boston, Houston, Calgary, Denver, Dubai, Doha and smaller communities such as Dundas, Bronte, Waterdown, Parry Sound. These have included Bring Back Main Streets Retail Planning Policy white paper, Return on Investment of Main Streets for OBIAA, BIA strategic planning work as well as work for larger planned developments such as Milton Education Village and Columbus Secondary Plan. A market-based approach was used to ensure that the analysis and resulting strategies were focused on each retail district’s needs.
Mr. Archer holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Queen’s University. After graduating from Queen’s he spent a year working and travelling throughout Australia, South-East Asia, and Korea before returning to Queen’s University to earn his Master in Urban and Regional Planning.