Welcome to Melaniphy & Associates, Inc.

Melaniphy & Associates, Inc. is a firm of shopping center consultants, real estate counselors, site selection specialists, market analysts, retail experts, restaurant consultants, and international investment advisors, Melaniphy & Associates, Inc. has successfully advised thousands of national and international clients in both the private and public sectors for more than 50 years. We have advised mall owners around the country om how to revitalize their blighted mall properties. Melaniphy & Associates celebrated our 50-year anniversary in 2021. Melaniphy & Associates, Inc. was founded in 1971. We specialize in a variety of products including the following:

Shopping Center Market Feasibility Studies
Highest & Best Use Analyses
Restaurant Market Feasibility Analysis
Economic Impact Studies
Commercial Revitalization Strategies
Downtown Redevelopment
Sales Cannibalization Analyses
Comprehensive Site Selection Strategies
Regional Mall Redevelopment Programs
Lifestyle Center Development
Industrial Market Studies
Sports Stadium Impact Studies
Hotel Market Studies

John C. Melaniphy, company founder, has been a real estate economist and market analyst for over 50 years. During this time, he has been involved in almost every type of urban and suburban development and redevelopment problem and opportunity... Read more


Given the recessionary state of the economy and the current decline in both white-and blue-collar jobs, it might seem inappropriate to consider constructing a new facility or relocating an existing one.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact, for companies primarily housed in office buildings, this is an excellent time since there is such an excess of office space that truly incredible deals can be negotiated.  It is not unusual for large space users to negotiate very low long-term rentals with owner's of low occupancy new buildings.  This can result in part ownership of a building or complex, along with numerous other concessions and considerations that several years ago were unheard of. 


Have you ever heard someone say that. Are they still in business? Perhaps some are; however I would bet that more are not. It is hard for many in the pizza business to understand that locations are as important as the product, and in many cases, more important. Naturally, the product has to be acceptable, or you won't need a location. Nonetheless, without adequate locations, one is starting from a negative position. Most often, it is a short or long term death knell.