Case | HBS Case Collection | May 1994 (Revised November 2001)

Concord Center

by William J. Poorvu and John H. Vogel Jr.


A major shopping center developer and an insurance company form a joint venture to develop a 900,000 square foot super-regional shopping center. Describes the nine-year struggle to deal with market, regulatory, and financial issues to get the project ready for construction. However, there is now a need for additional equity, and the partners must decide if they should still go forward with the project and how the partnership should be restructured.

Keywords: Buildings and Facilities; Design; Joint Ventures; Construction; Partners and Partnerships; Governance Controls; Market Entry and Exit; Projects; Equity; Corporate Finance; Retail Industry;


Poorvu, William J., and John H. Vogel Jr. "Concord Center." Harvard Business School Case 394-200, May 1994. (Revised November 2001.)