We know that every retailer is different from one another, therefore we take great pride in understanding each client’s brand, as well as culture of the company. It is important to us to visit and observe client stores, and to recognize the prototypical customer. We collaborate with each brand’s real estate team to gain insight in to planning for successful store-openings. Brand knowledge helps us a great deal as we select and recommend markets, and specific locations, that our clients should consider, and this information, in turn, helps our client’s make smart real estate decisions.
Determining the right space involves integrating a variety of key disciplines, and insightful evaluation to facilitate smart real estate decisions. Knowing that it can be challenging for retailers to narrow the prospective market list, we provide data on each location, which includes details on demographics, shopping patterns, recent tenancies, market trends, competition, weekday vs. weekend population, pedestrian and average daily traffic counts, visibility, parking, permitted uses and applicable municipal ordinances such as signage.
Once a specific market is identified, we are relentless in capturing options and uncovering spaces that are not yet on the market, which match your criteria. We design different street maps for each street block under consideration, identifying available spaces, parking and co-tenants. By identifying and assessing the factors that affect the image, cost and quality of tenancy, we provide the enhanced ability for you to make smart decisions that save money ultimately leading to a successful lease transactions.
We need to believe in the space before we can endorse it. Yet, after the space you want to lease is determined, we draft and negotiate your letter of intent, from which your lease is based. The fact that Alliance’s principal broker is also a practicing real estate attorney is helpful with the deal negotiation process. When the lease looks like it will be executed, we can help you identify a local supporting team of specialists including architects, contractors, designers, technology and legal counsel.We also know our way around town halls and building departments in municipalities to minimize your red tape.
Finally, it is critical that you know that we believe in constant updates and communication with our clients. After all, dialogue is key to a successful, personal relationship. All information gained is kept in strict confidence.