Previous Airport and Airline Concession Projects

LaGuardia Airport

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey selected MarketPlace Development in 1993 as its private partner in the retail redevelopment of LaGuardia’s largest terminal – Terminal B – the first such public/private collaboration at a Port Authority airport. MarketPlace was responsible for all stages of planning, development, leasing, management, marketing, and customer service for the Terminal B concessions program for over 22 years. The numerous awards recognizing the concessions program and the MarketPlace management team included the Richard A. Griesbach Award of Overall Excellence and Best Customer Service Program from Airports Council International – North America and Airport with the Best Concessions Management Team, Large Airport Division from Airport Revenue News.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

MarketPlace Development was selected by the Port of Seattle in 2002 to provide leasing and concessions management services for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which was in the midst of a multi-year capital improvement project designed to add the capacity needed to serve a growing region and transform Sea-Tac into a world-class airport. In this role, MarketPlace worked with the Port of Seattle to lease ten pivotal retail and food and beverage locations in the Central Terminal and created a strong sense of place by leasing to such local tenants as Fireworks, Ivar’s Seafood, and Pallino Pastaria.

San Francisco International Airport

MarketPlace Development was responsible for the tenant outreach, leasing, construction management and start-up management of the food & beverage program in the New International Terminal at San Francisco International Airport. The New International Terminal opened in December 2000, showcasing the superb quality and diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area’s favorite restaurants to the traveling public. The food and beverage program was carefully crafted to create a truly memorable San Francisco experience: the 17 restaurants in the terminal were carefully selected from the nine Bay Area counties and featured such favorites as Andale, Ebisu, and Firewood Grill. MarketPlace was also responsible for developing and managing a comprehensive wayfinding program for this terminal.

O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway Airport

MarketPlace Development led the planning effort of a three company team selected by the City of Chicago to professionalize 40,000 SF of existing specialty retail and to plan for the implementation of a first-class retail, food & beverage program at O’Hare in its three domestic terminals. The team produced a comprehensive plan for Terminals 1, 2, and 3, that recommended new retail areas, food courts and other state-of-the-art retail concepts to be strategically located throughout the domestic terminals.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport

MarketPlace Development worked with Northwest Airlines to provide retail programming and planning advice in the design of a new $940 million, 74 gate terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. This work was done as part of a team including the airline, architects and engineers, and representatives of Wayne County.