The Vowels of Mall Permits

Fundamentals of the Project

Mall permits hinge on a good mall design, that is, whether a city will want to have the project in the planning phase. In order to help our clients have the best experience through the jurisdictional process, Permit Advisors has compiled the vowel-or building blocks- of a good mall development.

A-Authentic: A good mall development is authentic to the sense of the place it is being developed. Local consumers will not want to visit a mall that isn’t true to their neighborhood, and this, coincidentally, is another rally cry for NIMBYs (Not in My Back Yard).

E-Experiential: Experience is the buzzword for commercial development in recent years and will continue to be. A novel experience for visitors of your shopping center, mall, or open-air concept will encourage them to come again and with their friends. Baby boomers and millennials alike want to be wooed and wowed.

I-Innovative: Mall developments need to be innovative. This may mean a new tech gadget or reinventing an old concept. Revamping the traditional food court with a food hall idea or farmer’s market feel has been popular on the west coast with cafeteria trends sweeping the east coast.

O-Omnichannel: Permit Advisors believes brick and mortar concepts will always be important to retail, however adding more channels to the user experience is essential to survive in this day and age. An app, e-commerce site, and cool YouTube channel go a long way to enhance the experience.

U-Unwavering: Unwavering brands with bold execution will create a consistent customer, they will visit your brand in Orange County, Houston, Portland, and anywhere your brand is. The rub here is a bold brand presence not backed up in the previous vowels provided will create a consistent “steer clear of mall x” attitude.

Cities and their planners are looking to increase the economic value and overall happiness so pushing a concept through planning can sometimes be tricky. Having a mall project that follows these vowels ensures your success. The days of telling customers what they should want by putting tenants in spaces are long gone, and Permit Advisors understands that. We think the way you think and care about your project as much as you do. We, ourselves, follow the vowels.

A-Authentic: Permit Advisors is honest and true to what we say we can do. We are a collection of architects, former tenant coordinators, and project managers who esteem ethics in all we do.

E-Experiential: Permit Advisors wants you to have the best experience with us possible. Sometimes a complex project will go sideways, and we can’t guarantee if you use us it won’t happen. But, we can promise to avoid it with all of our practices, and if, heaven forbid, it were to happen, we will be there in the trenches with you leading the charge.

I-Innovative: Permit Advisors has a streamlined process to ensure quality control, however, we never are stuck in a rut and are innovating the permit consulting niche every day.

O-Omnichannel: Permit Advisors doesn’t stick to just one way of doing things, and will continue to pioneer efficiencies using tech, in-person meetings, and hard work.

U-Unwavering: Permit Advisors is a distinct brand and there are many copycats like us, but they lack the execution we do. We are more than permit expediters, we are code consultants, project managers, and professional colleagues. Unwaveringly, we denounce the traditional courier stigma of other permit “expediters.”

About us: Permit Advisors Inc is a nationwide permit expediting, entitlement, and consulting firm based out of Beverly Hills, CA. We have established relationships with municipalities nation-wide and implement time as well as cost-saving strategies to efficiently complete projects. We provide a project management team to ensure every aspect of the project is given specific attention while maintaining open communication between the jurisdiction, consultants, and our clients. We serve retailers, architects, landlords, tenant coordinators, contractors, and franchisees nationwide in the hotel, retail, restaurant, mixed-use, multifamily, entertainment, grocery, and logistical plant development industries. Contact us today for a consultation at

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May 22, 2016 By admin