Site Selection

Piedmont Companies uses the most advanced demographic mapping software to identify areas where your next location will be the most successful. We will work with you to identify the demographic variables that best identify your customers and then use those variables to create a map that identifies the areas that hold the most promise. Then our team of real estate experts will search promising areas to find the very best location for your facility.

Dynamic and interactive mapping provides the objective core data to support our associates local market knowledge, industry insight and strategic relationships. Experience, research and instinct combine with analytics to create dependable collateral critical to real estate decision making.
Location analytics is the newest moniker for something that used to be called spatial analytics, geographic information systems (GIS), or just mapping software. People are more comfortable with viewing data on a map, and when they see patterns, they want to understand them that's location analytics. So location analytics is really about dynamic, interactive mapping.
Through location analytics, GIS provides the objective core data to support our associates local market knowledge, industry insight and strategic relationships. Experience, research and instinct combine with analytics to create dependable collateral critical to real estate decision making.

Method and process:

  • Meet with our Piedmont team to understand goals and objectives
  • Develop a complete and accurate understanding about the project
  • Evaluate the resources and manpower necessary to achieve the goal
  • Deliberate and create a critical path with target deadlines


  • Location analytics product output comes in many forms:

  • Visually-depicted products (maps and aerials) or reports
  • Site characteristics:

  • Traffic counts
  • Market optimization analyses
  • Market characteristics
  • Competition studies
  • Demographic Characteristics:

  • - Demographics Based on Radii, trade area or drive time
    - Thematic shading
    - Density shading

    Project Management

    Our expertise in project management is what sets Piedmont on the leading edge of real estate development.
    We excel at making your next real estate expansion easy by:

    1. Guiding your chosen sites through the maze of zoning, entitlements, covenants and restrictions that can
      derail the best plans.

    2. Choosing the best architects, engineers and other design professionals for your project.

    3. Bidding the project out to general contractors and comparing their bids to make sure that your project
      costs are known in advance with the fewest change orders possible.

    4. Construction management and oversight to insure that your best interests are being met throughout the construction of the facility.

    5. Weekly updates with online reports to keep you fully aware of the status of your project and expected completion dates.

    We do the hard work so that your team can concentrate on doing what you do best!

    Preferred Developer

    Piedmont's Development Team will work diligently with your staff to satisfy all of your real estate needs. We will help to develop architectural branding to bring instant recognition of your brand to drive-by traffic. Our team will work with yours to develop a growth plan that will support your corporate goals for market expansion. Piedmont Companies wants to be your partner at every step of the way to the top!

    Financing and Ownership Options

    The Piedmont Companies offers financing options for corporate facilities that it develops. The Piedmont Companies can tailor a financing plan that will provide ownership of new facilities and preserve precious corporate capital.

    Lease
    Piedmont will provide a market rate lease, with flexible renewal options and no sales overages.

    Lease with a Purchase Option
    A purchase option gives your company flexibility over financing options. Options to purchase terms are negotiated along with the lease.

    Purchase
    Purchase the new Retail Facility at the end of construction at a contracted price.

    Your Own Financing
    Piedmont will build new facilities utilizing your own financing.