"The unqualified success of Bayou Place is a model for the rehabilitation of a “white elephant.” The city of Houston contributed its old unused convention center and the developer contributed the entrepreneurship to create a unique place and transform the convention center into an entertainment destination. This success story has mended a black hole in the heart of the downtown financial and theater districts."
"Bayou Place has made a large impact on the continued growth of the downtown area, aligning well with the city’s priority initiatives to increase national awareness/recognition of Houston as a city of choice."
“The Power Plant had been an urban challenge for the City of Baltimore for over a decade in spite of its prominent waterfront location. The Cordish Company presented the City with a concept that was enthusiastically adopted. The mixed-use entertainment, retail and office development incorporates the downtown business district, the waterfront, and the architecturally important Power Plant into the City's overall master plan for Baltimore's Downtown. The project has proved tremendously successful for the City, for tourists, and for citizens alike."
"As a Houston landmark and cornerstone structure in the City’s world renown Theater District, Bayou Place transformed a vacant “white elephant” structure into an entertainment complex that revitalized downtown Houston."
"The Cordish Company was recognized for successfully redeveloping the Albert Thomas Convention Center into Bayou Place, a theater district entertainment project. The $23 million Bayou Place is the first significant entertainment development to be completed in the last decade. Phase I of Bayou Place, which officially opened New Year’s Eve with a party of 20,000 Houstonians, totals over 180,000 square feet and is 100% leased."
"A 1917 architectural gem in Baltimore’s historic financial district has been given new life after more than 75 years of wear and abysmal commercial retrofitting. Setting a high standard for historic redevelopment, Furness House has been cured of its functional obsolescence without compromising the buildings original integrity and elegance."
"A triumph of public/private cooperation that invigorated one of the nation’s most admired cities. Charleston Place has enhanced and preserved the historic environment of Charleston."
"The project has sparked other development downtown, including a new hotel, office building, and entertainment complex. And locals report that it has been a tonic for the city, rekindling local pride."