the home page should be a very clean design yet it has to do quite a few things. It should immediately tell people that they are at the 'marketplace for short term space.' what we are trying to do is quite tricky to explain simply but the site still needs to be nice, clean and simple.
I would like two major things on the front page. One; a video describing what we do - much like on the front page of 99 designs. and there should be some rotating images of sites that we have on file, look at http://www.airbnb.com to see an example of what I mean of the large rotating image. The home page is where people will search for the short term space so there has to be a search bar somewhere where they can enter a zipcode as well as the purpose of the space (ie retail, restaurant, filming, office) etc.
There also needs to be the links to the following; contact us, terms and conditions, blog, about us, people who pop. a sign in button needs to be somewhere on the page too
SECOND PAGE: please design a page which delicately provides a list of retail spaces once. so the user will go to the site and search for a space. this second page should be all the spaces that meet that persons criteria. look at how http://www.airbnb.com do it - type in any city and press search and the page that pops up is the page that I would like you to create - basically a nicer version of a basic classifieds listing.