Bluestone offers our clients a full-range of professional real estate development services from site identification to store opening. We offer these services pursuant to comprehensive build-to-suit, ground lease or fee-based development programs. Acting as either the developer/landlord or as leader of a cross functional project management team, Bluestone is involved in all phases of the new store development process.

Phase 1
Market Planning & Site Selection
  • Market planning
  • Asset Rationalization
  • Site Identification
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Initial Due Diligence

PHASE 2
LEGAL & ENTITLEMENTS
  • Contract Execution
  • Final Due Diligence
  • Land Use Entitlement Process Management
  • Negotiation of Economic Incentives
  • Execute Build-To-Suit or Ground Lease

PHASE 3
DESIGN & PERMITTING
  • Site Plan Refinement
  • Architectural, Civil Engineering Design
  • Contractor Bid Solicitation
  • Value Engineering
  • Permitting

PHASE 4
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
  • Land Acquisition
  • Construction Management
  • Turn Over to Client
  • Punch List Management
  • "Beginning with a blank sheet of paper, Bluestone led the process of designing and building a state-of-the-art retail concept center for CITGO Petroleum in Houston, Texas . . . it is uncommon to find a firm with as much expertise as Bluestone in all phases of the development process."

    Jonathan Watson CITGO Petroleum
  • "Bluestone thoughtfully designed our Chicago market development plan and has delivered some of the highest volume and most profitable stores in the Thorntons’ chain. I will be forever grateful to Rick and his team."

    Matt Thornton Former Thorntons Inc. Chairmain/CEO
  • "Bluestone has been an incredible development partner – they helped us resolve complex land use challenges and resolved unforeseen construction issues creatively and cost-effectively. They made our deal possible."

    Rick Heidner Heidner Properties