The Promenade at Westlake had a profound impact on the commercial real estate industry upon its opening in 1996, quickly becoming the most admired and studied retail development in the country at the time. It has consistently been one of the most productive retail centers in Southern California.

The project established Caruso as a true innovator, both for the unique experience it could deliver to tenants and guests, and for the way the company approached the development process. Because Caruso didn’t know what the ‘rules’ of the industry were at the time, the company proceeded to break all of them, working closely with local neighborhood groups to build a destination that redefined the traditional shopping mall.

The 205,000-square-foot compound stretches across seven separate structures, connected by meandering walkways, fountains, patios and stunning landscaping. A mix of construction materials and styles, united through a common Mediterranean-influenced design language, create a rich variety of experiences and choices.

The mix of high-end retail stores and local services, including a Vintage Grocers and one of the country’s top Restoration Hardware stores in terms of sales volume, attracts guests from the local neighborhood and across the Conejo Valley. The Promenade at Westlake often features live entertainment and events that bring the community together.

The property has experienced double-digit sales growth for the last five years.