May 19, 2020

Open for Business: Getting Retail Ready

As cities continue to adapt to a new reality, a focus on progress and planning for retail, restaurant and essential business recruitment is a necessity. Join us for a deep dive into the 5 steps you need to take to make your community retail ready.

Attendees will receive our Retail Recruitment Starter Kit that includes:

  • Retail GAP Analysis
  • Downtown Walkability Assessment
  • Real Estate Inventory Guide

Our speakers will discuss:

  • The basics of real estate
  • Defining business prospects and timelines
  • Data and analytics for retail recruitment
  • Small business support
  • Conference outlook

Who Should Attend: Economic Developers, City Managers, Elected Officials

Recorded on May 19, 2020

Webinar Panel

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Lacy Beasley, President
Retail Strategies
Jenn Gregory
Jenn Gregory, President Downtown Strategies
Scott vonCannon, COO
Retail Strategies
Matt Petro
Matthew Petro, former CDO
Retail Strategies

What do you need?

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My relationship with the Retail Strategies team has been extremely valuable over the last couple of years as I’ve searched for sites in the Southeast. They have been persistent and provided any information they could gather for available properties that fit my criteria. If they received news that a space was coming available they made sure to immediately give me a call and connect with the owners. I would recommend using this service to any of my colleagues looking in their client cities.

Walter Kelly, Broker

Arc Realty

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Retail Strategies has been a tremendous asset to Cypress. They have access to industry and business intelligence in an immensely competitive retail environment. The relationships they develop with commercial/retail property owners delivers results for the city because Retail Strategies excels at marketing their clients.

Peter Grant, City Manager

Cypress, CA

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