When Dunhill Partners invests in a shopping, dining or entertainment destination, they don’t just pay for it. They live in it alongside their tenant partners, working to bring traffic and enhance the shopping experience for the neighborhoods they serve.
Dunhill Partners, founded in 1984 by President Bill Hutchinson, is dedicated to the fundamental principle of building value for tenants. This includes over 30 shopping centers throughout the U.S. What are some of the specific ways Dunhill Partners has teamed with tenants and communities to tap into and reflect the cultural pulse – and sometimes the tradition – of the surrounding area? Take Nut Tree, a master planned shopping and dining, as well as business and residential community in Vacaville, California.
The legendary Nut Tree road stop was a driving force in retail for most of the 20th century. Located conveniently on the route between San Francisco and Sacramento, it made history as the state’s first major road stop, drawing Californians to its fruit stand, western California cuisine – and even a miniature railroad (rumored to be the nation’s first). That original tradition was re-imagined with a bold new look by Dunhill Partners, including the renovated Nut Tree Plaza designed especially for kids. Coupled with a mix of popular retail stores, restaurants and services, the master planned community has continued to draw new and vital growth to the region.
That’s because the tradition and convenient location has continued to draw not only visitors, but neighbors looking to establish new roots in the master planned community. Dunhill Partners led the way to re-imagine the beloved iconic road stop to create a new destination today. They not only built this community, but many others. They live and partner with their tenants and neighbors, to make it great.