Successful mediation between entrepreneurs, investors and governmental development bodies, enabling profitable Public–Private partnership in the Active Leisure sector.
Over the past years, the Netherland-based ropes course designer Skywalker Adventure Builders has been lobbying regional development agencies (RDAs) and local government bodies to make eco-friendly sport and leisure concepts an integral part of their planning strategies. Also Recently Skywalker released a successful new proposition for the real estate market. Together with real estate agents and governments, an unique indoor ropes course concept was developed to fight the vacancy rates of commercial real estate.
"Our efforts have clearly paid off," says Ewout van Voorst, Managing Director and spokesman of Skywalker. "More and more RDAs have been getting in touch, proposing potential locations for outdoor climbing or forest adventure parks."
"We have carried out in-depth assessments of all proposed sites, including target audience, suitability of the infrastructure already in place as well as the extent of support that can be expected from the regional development agencies and local planning authorities, respectively," Van Voorst continues. "And we can confirm that the proposed locations fully meet the criteria required for setting up successful and profitable climbing and adventure park operations."
"Although Skywalker won't be directly involved in financing these projects for the time being, thanks to our experience in the market and our business connections all over Europe we are in the perfect position to bring together regional developers and potential investors. In the Netherlands. In Germany. And across EU borders," Van Voorst explains.
„This means that we can provide interested parties who are either considering the commercial operation of a climbing park or are looking for investment opportunities in the Sports & Leisure sector with a portfolio of potential locations," says Van Voorst. "Furthermore, as for some of these potential venues, we are also able to provide specific proposals with regard to financing the project."
Moreover, Skywalker offers a comprehensive consultancy package to entrepreneurs who, for the first time, plan to expand their business activities into the Sports & Leisure market. Among other services, the package includes business strategies, business plan development, HR management and promotions.
About Skywalker Adventure Builders:
Skywalker develops up-market concepts for outdoor activity sites and designs and builds Active Forest ECO high-wire forest parks, high ropes courses, adventure towers, outdoor playgrounds and adventure parks. Experience, innovative design, high quality, and the safety and durability of their products earmark Skywalker as one of the leading constructors of outdoor climbing facilities in Europe.