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Leisure Economics; Natalia Bakhlina joins LDP


Leisure Development Partners (LDP) is pleased to announce that Natalia Bakhlina is joining LDP as Partner in April. 

Natalia brings an incredible depth of real estate economics experience with her, with emphasis on entertainment destinations, as well as complex mixed use developments. Beginning her career as an analyst at Knight Frank in Moscow, Natalia joined Economics Research Associates (ERA) in London in 2006, later acquired by AECOM.

Natalia Bakhlina joins LDPAs an Associate Director at AECOM Economics, Natalia (left) completed a wide range of leisure and attraction assignments including feasibility studies and economic impact analyses for theme parks, water parks, cable cars, viewing towers and platforms, entertainment destinations, zoos, family entertainment centres, and large expos.

She has also worked on a number of due diligence projects and reviews of operational performance of large-scale attractions and attraction groups. Her most recent work includes projects in Spain, Czech Republic, Russia and South Africa. Natalia has an Economics degree from the Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Founding Partner Yael Coifman commented “‘the addition of Natalia’s expertise and experience to the LDP team will add yet more strength to our global offer. We are thrilled to have her join us”.

“I am very excited and proud to be joining a highly professional and dynamic company such as LDP. I cannot wait to start, continue to grow stronger together, and deliver an excellent service to our clients.” commented Natalia

LDP is the go-to provider of leisure economics worldwide.  Based in London and operating across all four continents, LDP specialises in the market and financial analysis of theme parks, entertainment, leisure and cultural attractions, resorts and mixed use projects with leisure and entertainment anchors.  Projects can range from stand alone attractions and parks to multiple use master plans anchored by leisure. 

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