Research & Modelling Tools
At HillPDA we believe in life- long learning, research and development. We are renowned for our innovative approach to our projects and the tools we develop to support our studies. Many of these tools have become successful products in their own right.
To find out more about HillPDA’s research and innovation techniques, please contact Virginia Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org
Estate Master Feasibility Software
HillPDA is the advisory arm of the HillPDA and Estate Mastergroup of companies, undertaking feasibility modelling and investment appraisal using the Estate Master proprietary software.
Estate Master is a comprehensive and integrated Software suite providing insight into financial cash flow analysis throughout the Real Estate lifecycle. Martin Hill, Founder of HillPDA and Estate Master, first developed the Estate Master Property Software in 1991.
Now used by over 42 countries around the globe, the Estate Master financial models play a pivotal role in decision making between developers, consultants, financiers and valuers geared to help answer the following questions:
- Is the deal feasible?
- How is the project tracking?
- What are the assets worth?
- How is my portfolio performing?
Retail Expenditure & Gravity Models
HillPDA has developed a retail expenditure model utilising various sources of census data and research to determine the quantum of household expenditure generated within a defined area. The HillPDA Expenditure Model is utilised in our economic impact and urban centres studies.
To accompany the expenditure model, we have also developed the ‘Gravity Model’. The Gravity Model calculates the re-direction of retail expenditure to existing or proposed centre. This calculation is informed by factors such as the strength of retail offer, accessibility and travel times.
Both the HillPDA Retail Expenditure Model and gravity Model have been successfully tested in the Land and Environment Court.
Consultation Surveys & Interviews
As part of its community consultation and research, HillPDA has developed tried and tested approaches to community and stakeholder consultation through surveys.Our survey teams can access key audiences effectively through telephone, face to face or postal surveys dependent on the nature of the project.
Retail Centre Floorspace Surveys
HillPDA has been undertaking detailed floorspace surveys of centres (by retail category) within NSW over the past 20 years. Accordingly we have established a database of centres that can be used to track how centres may have grown or changed by retail mix over time.
HillPDA can also assist your retail or centres project by undertaking bespoke retail surveys of centres or broader geographic regions.