Joe Strauss is the vice president of development for Retail Strategies. Joining the team in 2014, he started working in real estate when he was a college student. After graduation from the University of Alabama, he started in property management and then went into sales in 2009 when he got his real estate license. He now specializes in retail recruitment and focuses on the identification of companies to fill the product and service gaps within our client city’s trade areas.
Joe has great relationships in the Southeast, Midwest and West coast with tenant rep brokers, retailers, and developers and is trusted by all of the professionals in the commercial real estate business. He has worked with more than 65 cities throughout the country and has successfully recruited many retailers to his clients markets. A few notable retailers that have opened new stores his client cities include Aldi, TJ Maxx, Hibbett Sports, Dunham’s Sports, Applebee’s, Dollar Tree, Potbelly, Factory Connection, AT&T, Piggly Wiggly, Shoe Carnival, Petco, Pet Supermarket, Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Badcock Furniture, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Planet Fitness, Tractor Supply, Shrimp Basket, and many more. He received his CCIM, Certified Commercial Investment Member, in April of 2019.
Joe received his bachelor’s degree in finance with a concentration in real estate from the University of Alabama. Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina he enjoys going to the lake, playing golf, and making it back to Tuscaloosa to watch Alabama football.