Natalia Bakhlina

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Natalia Bakhlina is a partner at LDP.  She has 16 years of consulting experience in real estate economics with an emphasis on stand-alone attractions, entertainment destinations and complex mixed-use developments including both urban and resort schemes.  Natalia has worked on a wide range of assignments across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, often as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Her work has included feasibility studies, reviews of operational performance and economic impact analyses for theme parks, water parks, IP branded indoor and outdoor attractions, viewing attractions, zoos, family entertainment centres, entertainment venues, casinos and large expos. She has also performed due diligence for a number of large-scale attractions and attraction groups with the aim to inform potential large-scale acquisitions, and gap analysis to form an entertainment strategy for a city or a large-scale development.

Along with leisure and entertainment, she also has extensive experience in feasibility studies and financial assessment of complex urban and resort mixed-use schemes encompassing commercial and residential real estate, hotels, golf, marinas, leisure, and amenity.

Natalia’s clients included Immochan, Diageo, Merlin Entertainments, Parques Reunidos, Longleat, Africa Israel Group, EMI, BRC Imagination Arts, Forrec, WATG, Europa City, Land Rover, Guinness Storehouse, KidZania, Feyenoord, Marks Barfield Architects, Natural History Museum, iP2, Rovio, Municipality of the Hague, Advancy and Tropical Islands.

Selected Projects

  • Europa City, Paris – assessments for a wide range of major leisure uses
  • The London Resort – development programme, projections and complex financial modelling for the entire destination
  • Port Aventura – two due diligence studies informing acquisitions
  • Le Mans race course, France – feasibility for a planned entertainment destination
  • Tourism strategy for the Hague, the Netherlands
  • Multiple gap analyses for projects in the UK, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Russia
  • Multiple feasibilities for Parques Reunidos, KidZania, IP2 Leisure, Rovio concepts across Europe, Asia and the Middle East
  • The Red Sea project, Saudi Arabia – leisure development recommendations and indicative financials for a planned large-scale resort region
  • Ferrari World – operational review
  • Guinness Storehouse – operational review and projections
  • Rosa Khutor – business plan review for winter Olympic site in Sochi
  • God’s Window, Blyde River Canyon Cable Car, Johannesburg theme park -feasibilities for IDC