Downtowns and neighborhood business districts are back and open for business.
Brandt Retail Group, Inc., is an independent commercial real estate firm with more than 100 years of combined experience. For the last decade our team has been among the best in the nation at matching great retail and restaurant opportunities with the perfect site in which to succeed. Our clients include many of the premiere developers and top national retailers in Ohio and Kentucky suburban settings.
Now, with the creation of Brandt/Urban Focus, that network and expertise is focused on 'City Smart' tenant recruitment, specializing in finding the best long term users for street level retail and restaurant spaces in metropolitan settings, or the perfect spot for a business looking for an urban site.
Urban is a key piece of the future landscape, especially as city and neighborhood business districts concentrate on ways to distinguish themselves from their suburban competition. Main Streets are building on revitalization, architectural interest and the advantages of density and high work week populations. They're beefing up dining and entertainment options and adding 24 hour activity to service the growing number of new residents looking for vital, walkable environments.
But even with this emerging momentum, urban business is different, and storefront vacancies are still tough to fill well. So we take a different approach to tenant recruitment.
Brandt/Urban Focus has access to the best national network of retailers, plus expertise in working with smaller spaces and independent operators. We know the local retailing scene and we track other markets looking for missed prospects to bring back home. We spot trends then translate them into opportunities. We use conventional marketing tools as well as looking for unique ways to position a property.
We specialize in knowing the players and the field. To support our landlords and tenants we also work with business associations, local government and safe and clean programs. Main Street retail rebuilding is a team effort, requiring relationships with and input from a variety of stakeholders in order to generate a continuing pattern of success stories.
And, of course, our team's expertise is enhanced by a staff trained in the most advanced trade area research, mapping, demographic and information technology available.
We can also supply consulting services, including strategic planning and vision development. Simple marketing we can assist with directly, and if more expertise is required we can coordinate help from our first class referral network.
In short, we go the extra mile for both landlords and retailers. It's a time intensive and detailed process, but an investment calculated to lead to results - the right business in the right location and a path to long term success. City Smart retail.