Retail Solutions

Leasing

We provide value to our landlords by not just making the deal, but also ensuring that we have the right tenant for the right space.

Tenant Rep

Our tenant rep agents focus on working with retailers to locate the right space by understanding client requirements, and by utilizing our in-house research capabilities & market intelligence.

Investment Sales

Our investment sales approach is to strategically identify opportunities that create value for our clients, whether through acquisitions or through dispositions. Our team boasts industry-leading negotiating skills, research capabilities and industry-wide relationships.

Property Leasing

We work with owners to increase NOI every day. Each property is unique and deserves both a careful audit of its character, and time-tested marketing techniques. We provide both for our clients.

When we pursue a listing, we sit down with you to determine your individual situation, the short-term requirements and the long-term vision for your property. We develop a marketing and deal structure strategy to achieve top dollar for your space, presence for your property and improved long-term value for your asset. With more than 800 listings, Retail Solutions truly has its pulse on the market.

How We Market Properties For Lease:

We believe we serve our clients best with our approach to marketing properties proactively, professionally, creatively, aggressively and relentlessly. We create marketing materials that are concise, information rich, eye-catching and polished. We make large investments of time and money to make sure each listing can be found by all possible prospects.

Our marketing platform includes:

  • premium memberships to as many as 20 commercial property listing websites
  • social media
  • targeted email to our proprietary database of tenants and brokers
  • long standing relationships within the brokerage and retailer communities
  • walking competitive centers
  • cold calling
  • and the synergistic cross-over of hundreds of properties around the state which tells us on a daily basis:
    • who is looking
    • what they are looking for
    • and where a deal could land.

We’re Focused On Our Clients’ Success:

We are laser-focused on making deals happen. However, our focus is not limited to the one deal in front of us today; but, rather, the long-term success of our client. We know that our success as a company depends on doing the right thing and treating our clients as partners.

Tenant Representation

Our team of brokers works with both retailers & landlord/owners on a daily basis. We leverage this experience & knowledge to negotiate the best deal “to be had” for our retail our tenants, taking into account their unique set of requirements.

Our goal is to have long-lasting relationships with our retail clients that are marathons, not sprints. We take pride in fulfilling their expansion needs & strategies. Our tenants know that we will be with them for the long haul and their success.

We represent national, regional and local retail tenants within the geographical borders of where they need us from coast to coast and beyond. Their industries are diverse in span from restaurant, apparel, fitness, grocery, hardware, pet supplies, furniture and electronics. Some current retail tenants we now serve are: Bailey Banks & Biddle, Pier 1 Imports, la Madeleine, CVS, and Einstein Bros Bagels.

Our exceptional research and execution capabilities allows us to achieve deals for these clients in superior spaces, in a timely manner, and below asking & market pricing. Our clients then out-position and out-perform their competition, while improving the bottom line.

Through our affiliation with the top retail tenant-rep firms in the nation, we are able to provide our clients with top-notch, local, site-selection services, while still remaining intimately involved in the execution of our clients’ expansion strategy. And unlike our national counterparts who are locked into using their local affiliates, we get to hand-pick the best that each market has to offer, in the way of tenant representation, to ensure that our clients continue to see the consistency of superb value-add services, that we at Retail Solutions provide day-in and day-out.

INVESTMENT Sales

Experienced, Skilled & Informed:

Buying and selling a commercial real estate asset demands that you have a highly-skilled and experienced team in your corner. You need someone who keeps a close eye on the market, has an intimate understanding of the debt and equity markets and knows the leasing side of the story to truly sell the story on the ground which will maximize the attained sales price.

Market Knowledge & Relationships:

Our team not only possesses a depth of experience in retail sales brokerage, but we also commit to maintaining a constantly fresh and informed perspective on the marketplace and financial markets. To that end, membership and participation in national, regional and local professional organizations such as CCIM, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and a long list of others, are vital to our ability to best serve our clients. However, it’s the depth and breadth of our relationships in the commercial real estate community (locally and nationally), developed over many years in the trenches, that uniquely position us to deliver unparalleled results for our clients.

How We Sell Property:

Our method for selling retail properties is focused on reaching the widest audience of potential buyers as quickly as possible, with marketing material that will cut through the noise in the marketplace and get the attention of serious market participants. In-depth financial analysis utilizing intense attention to the critical details of each property is a cornerstone of what we do. We bring properties to the market, with confidence, backed by a clear understanding and appreciation of the financial realities of the marketplace and the property. That clear understanding of marketplace realities stems from our shopping center leasing platform — our day-to-day leasing activity. We don’t theorize when we sell our properties — we convey our direct experience. AND WE COOPERATE WITH BUYERS’ REPS!…we split the commission in half with them every time. Our goal is to get our clients the best deal and not the best commission disbursement within our house. In today’s market, creativity, cooperation and flexibility are keys to success. We embrace this reality and find ways to make deals happen.

Buying Retail Real Estate:

Our extensive experience with retail property leasing and sales provides our buyers, both owner/users and investors, with a tremendous advantage. Because we always know what fair market rates are and have an intimate knowledge of what issues face property owners, we can empower the buyer with a uniquely informed perspective when determining fair market value and when negotiating critical deal points.

“There are lots of good brokers out there that have good intentions and talk a good talk, but, in the end, it is results that matter. What I can say about The Retail Solutions team is WOW! These guys not only talk the talk, but, they really ... read more walk the walk. They are professionally aggressive and exhaustive in their efforts to deliver results. These guys, very quickly, had several real prospects for a vacant Hollywood Video space that had stayed dark for over 3 years. In a very short time, not only is that 6,300 sf space leased, but, I have no doubt that the center will be 100% leased this year. I am very pleased in my decision to engage The Retail Solutions team to lease our property.”Ron Buhidar / Glen Una Properties, Inc.
“We relied on Retail Solutions extensively in assisting us in placing approximately $100 million for clients 1031. We were able to identify quality assets at fair prices in a difficult buying environment. We have also been extremely pleased ... read more with the sharp young talent in Retail Solutions leasing division – Cameron Sykes and Preston Wolfe aggressively worked on getting one of our centers 100% leased – we were really impressed with how they dug up leads – they definitely weren’t waiting for someone to call on the sign – they brought the leads to us which are now going to lease on. We are very pleased to have these guys on our team.”Dave Barr / CEO of Barr Real Estate, Inc.
“These guys are animals – they work our center 7 days a week. I receive emails all weekend to prospects pushing our shopping center! No stone unturned - they are actively calling and emailing users …not just waiting for the phone to ... read more ring! These guys work and get results!”Dan Appling, Development Partner / Development 2000
“Retail Solutions made an instant impression with their expertise and knowledge of the market, and we've been consistently pleased with their hard work. They have facilitated deals for us statewide because we appreciate their relentless ... read more pursuit of a win-win scenario. With the entire Retail Solutions team, we've seen nothing but a high quality of professionalism and motivation on a daily basis. We look forward to doing business with them for many years to come.”Todd Routh, CCIM / Routh Properties
“I wanted to reach out to you and your team regarding our recent round of market tours and site selection activities. As you are aware I was a broker for 18 years before moving to corporate real estate. I have been most impressed with the ... read more preparedness and professionalism of your team. Working with Retail Solutions has been a wonderful, successful experience. My franchisees were challenged with very tight market conditions, and they were going through the site selection process for the very first time. The Retail Solutions team handled these challenges with an impressive combination of patience, precision and tenacity, each of which coming into play at key points of the expansion rollout. Retail Solutions has become an extension of our corporate services team to our franchisees, and for that, I couldn’t have been happier! Our franchisees units are now opening, the sites that Retail Solutions was responsible for locating are producing higher than expected volumes. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship. Thank you for the hard work and dedication.”Perry Jones, Vice President of Real Estate / RAVE Restaurant Group
“We have only been working with David Simmonds and Retail Solutions for a short time, but we have seen amazing results. Camp Bow Wow is a niche franchise and our real estate and zoning needs are not easy to align in most markets. David and ... read more his team have been able to find and help us secure great sites for our franchise owners helping us bring our services to local communities and our two and four legged clients. I highly recommend Retail Solutions, you will not be disappointed.”Renuka Salinger, Vice President of Franchise Development / Camp Bow Wow Franchising, Inc.
“I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for your diligence and professionalism in nurturing this arduous lease negotiation. Looking forward to the Planet Fitness opening and the payment of the second installment.”Fred J. Pisciotta, Owner / Seguin Crossroads Shopping Center
“We have been working with David Simmonds at Retail Solutions for many years, and he is always aggressively and relentless working the deals to lease space as quickly and at the best rents possible. We will continue to use him on our retail ... read more leasing needs.”Andrew Kaplan, CEO / PacVentures, Inc.
“If anyone is looking to go into business and needing to lease or buy a commercial spot... please contact Chris G Flesner. He is responsive, direct, and a top notch negotiator. I personally just signed a deal under his guidance and it was ... read more not the first time I was involved with a commercial deal. I can say it was my best experience so far.”Aaron Morrison, Owner / Seven Five Patio Bar
“Sherry is a kind and very knowledgeable person. She was a great source to me and my team. She was quick to sort through the details, flexible in her timings, and a solid connector. We really appreciate her efforts and look forward to ... read more working with you all in the future.”Arjun Mohindra
“Retail Solutions has been a major asset to Johnson Four Corners. They have been nothing but professional, are always fighting for our best interests, and have been very responsive to our needs and are always proactive. Thank you for ... read more helping bring in a diverse and credit worthy tenant mix to our properties in the Austin area.”Brent Johnson / Johnson Four Corners
“David Simmonds & his team unlike any other retail brokerage company in Austin has our shopping center 100% leased. The brokers are professional, aggressive, well connected & responsive to our needs. Retail Solutions has produced results ... read more better & faster than any other Austin company in the last 20 years.”David Mills, General Manager / US Properties, Inc.
“I like to work with people who work hard and who I can trust. Chris Flesner is one of the hardest, most trustworthy people I know in this business. Chris takes advantage of every marketing opportunity and follows up with every lead ... read more immediately as it comes in. In just one example, he and his team had a full marketing brochure ready to go before we even closed on a property! That kind of hustle will earn my business for a long time to come.”Yury Mintskovsky / Retail Investor
“When my commercial real estate broker told me she was taking a new job, she referred me to Rob Eaves and Drew Smith. Upon our first meeting, I knew these were the guys to get it done. With only 6 months to move our retail shop, Rob and ... read more Drew took the helm and steered us in the right direction. Rob and Drew spent many hours with me attempting to find our needle in the haystack. As a small retail business in Austin, there are many challenges such as budget, square footage, and location. After scouring the Austin, Texas area, Rob and Drew aided in finding our gem of a location. The price was more than manageable, and the location speaks volumes to Rob and Drew's capabilities to satisfy their clients. I am looking forward to working with the Retail Solutions Team when we open our second and third locations.”Phillip Puzzo / Texas Cycle Werks
“It is my pleasure to recommend Retail Solutions’ tenant rep services. They did a fantastic job for me building out market plans to develop Houston, DFW and Austin, and then assigned its local teams to find sites within that plan. With ... read more their connections, quite a few of the sites were obtained that never hit the market. They were very hands on and extremely helpful in getting us the right real estate.    On one site (in Temple TX outside of Austin) that we wanted but lost out on, he set up a meeting with us and the developer, and with all their back-channel communications and hard work behind the scenes, we ended up getting the site. On another site, we couldn’t get the parking, and Retail Solutions negotiated an exclusive parking agreement with the adjacent Office Depot for us as well as blocking other restaurants from using it. Another example Retail Solutions creatively negotiated is we couldn’t get a site we wanted in Austin, as we were the second bidder, but Retail Solutions knew our plans for growth in DFW, and the same developer had a site in DFW that we wanted to take down at some point in the following year, and Retail Solutions created a two-site deal for us. I could go on, but you get the idea, they are creative, hard-working and very effective in getting the right real estate for your growth plans.”Keith Davis, CFO / Freebirds World Burrito
“Retail Solutions helped us in every step in the acquisition process of our new 76,000+ sf project located in the Greater Houston Area. With their assistance and the reliability of Retail Solution's agents and staff, we were able to ... read more efficiently proceed through each step of the acquisition process from first look to closing. We can say with full confidence that without the assistance and dedication provided by Saul Arizpe, the acquisition process would not be as seamless and hassle-free. Thank you Retail Solutions for all that you do.”Tim Nguyen, CCIM / Thien Thuy Alvin, LLC
“I’ve worked with a lot of retail leasing brokers over the past 20 years, and I don’t know of a harder-working bunch of guys than those at Retail Solutions!”Paul Hudson, Principal / Hudson Properties, Inc.
“Retail Solutions has been and continues to be an integral part of our real estate program. I can always count on them to provide me with what I need to make timely and informed decisions, and to act when we need to. In this new era of ... read more consolidation, mergers, omni-channeling, same-day deliveries, etc., we cannot afford to fall a step behind, and RS certainly does its part to keep us ahead of the competition. I very much look forward to continuing to work with them!”Mike Riley, Director of Real Estate / Pier 1 Imports (U.S.), Inc.
“Retail Solutions took on the leasing assignment of our retail shopping center in Harvey, Louisiana that had not had any productive activity, or new leases, in over 2 years. Almost immediately, activity increased and we had new leases ... read more signed within 90 days! This team is not sitting in its office waiting for the phone to ring! They know the market and have great relationships with tenants and other brokers. The Retail Solutions team has the ability to problem-solve, and offers meaningful advice, and not just the easiest way to get the lease signed and earn a commission. I feel like we are part of the same team and I can trust them 100%.”Julie Butticarlo, Senior Asset Manager / World Class Capital Group
“Our recent relationship with Bill Lucas and Retail Solutions has been an extraordinary experience. Hard working and diligent to ours needs, Bill Lucas and his team was able to lease our space(s) so we were back to profitability in months. ... read more By prequalifying our needs, the quality of tenants he brought were all good fits for our center. Bill never stopped marketing our property and responded to every inquiry. He would say "If it is not rented, it will be shortly." He works tireless and is attentive to his client's needs. His past experience in negotiating large contracts proved invaluable to us. I would have no problem recommending Bill and his company to any of my friends and associates.”Tibor Ritter / WeinRitter Realty, LP
“I hired the Retail Solutions team to lease (and to sell) a strip center shadow anchored by Walmart in West Orange, TX. There was a 5,000 SF space and a 1,300 SF space that were potentially going to be available at the end of the existing ... read more tenants terms and my loan maturity was closing in at the same time. Not only did RS lease both spaces before they ever became vacant, but we improved rents, tenant mix and value of the center in the process. After putting term leases with quality brand tenants in place on the vacancies, Retail Solutions listed the property for sale. Their intimate knowledge of the property and their successes on the leasing front enabled them to speak first hand about the quality of the site and the leasing demand. We closed on the sale this week! Retail Solutions was responsive, knowledgeable and diligent in both their leasing and their sales efforts and I would highly recommend them to anyone considering their services.”Peter Lee
“Retail Solutions is an important partner in our strategic growth for la Madeleine Country French Café in the Central Texas market. They have identified great opportunities for the brand in Austin, and we are opening new cafés in this ... read more market for the first time in approximately 6 years. We are excited about our growth in this market and Retail Solutions has been an integral part of our expansion here. I would highly recommend Retail Solutions to retailers looking to expand in the Austin market.”Holland Burton / Le Duff America, Inc.
“I worked with Chris at Retail Solutions with my first business, and he helped me lease the property. I would like to say he is a very professional & I can rely on him after a task has been assigned to him. He does his best to get the job ... read more done. You can count on him, which is very rare to find. I am really glad I did business with Retail Solutions/Chris & I look forward working with him in the future.”Arunav Chakravarty / Marshall Dental
“In this economic climate we look for the most unrelenting leasing people, the ones that aren't afraid to get out there and really shake the bushes, and who don't just wait for the phone to ring. In my opinion, Retail Solutions is ... read more synonymous with aggressive shopping center leasing. We are extremely pleased with the results and look forward to continuing the relationship.”Kevin Jones, Leasing Rep / Washington Prime
“Central Texas is highly competitive for finding good locations for our brand, but Retail Solutions has been ahead of the market every step of the way, and has always presented us the best deals the market has to offer. Consequently I am ... read more able to focus my attention and energies on my other projects, which is invaluable. I look forward to continuing working with the RS team for years to come.”Cindy Frye, Director of Real Estate / Einstein Bagels/Caribou Coffee
“Plain and simple- Retail Solutions has the pulse on the ENTIRE Texas market. When we need market information, new site selection or difficult to find/almost doesn’t exist relocations in the tightest of submarkets, these guys are there ... read more with the solutions we need. They have our needs covered!”Bobby Shaw, President and COO / Freebirds World Burrito
“Retail Solutions represents N3 Real Estate in several markets and always does an excellent job leasing the space to quality tenants. Retail Solutions gets into the market, puts boots on the ground and constantly works your space in order ... read more to lease it. They work extremely hard and their results show it. We recommend them whole-heartedly for Landlord rep.”Brenna Wadleigh, CEO / N3 Real Estate
“Being an out-of-state company, my primary concern in finding a partner in Texas for our real estate purchase was to work with someone that I could rely on to provide the "latest and greatest" options for us to consider. The building we ... read more were looking for was not a common spec property and required a unique understanding of our company and objectives. I feel we found that and more in you. The deep industry knowledge and connections in the local market really made me feel comfortable that we had chosen the right partner to help us navigate through the process. You consistently provided feedback and communication to all parties and conducted yourself with the utmost integrity and customer care. I appreciate all the hard work you have put into servicing Satellite Industries and I look forward to future opportunities to work with you.”John Babcock, Vice President, Finance / Satellite Industries, Inc.
“In today’s competitive leasing environment, Landlords need a team that is first and foremost aggressive in uncovering opportunities but that is also diligent in marketing and creating exposure. The Retail Solutions’ team has been ... read more highly effective for us over the past years in keeping our center at an above market occupancy by being aggressive both on the marketing front as well as creatively uncovering uses that will maximize the value of our center. We look forward to the opportunity to expand our relationship with Retail Solutions in the near future.”Evan Farahnik, Principal / Starpoint Commercial Properties
“Thank you so much for spending time on this – you always (I MEAN ALWAYS) provide me responses super quick, handle my prodding without complaint, and quality of work and analysis is spot on.  If you don’t have the answer you just get ... read more it for me.  It is great to have such a fantastic partner to rely on, not only in you, but your team.  I hope you know that your greatness is appreciated!!”Justin Glenn, Senior Managing Director
“Retail Solutions has been integral to BH Properties success in stabilizing our challenging value add assets. In a competitive marketplace the Dallas team has been able to deliver on their goals, and generate considerable leasing activity ... read more within a short period. Retail Solutions success has far exceeded my expectations, and it’s a testament to their work ethic and market knowledge. I’ve already listed another asset with their team, and I look forward to growing our relationship along with my NOI.”Jason Ricks / B.H. Management, Inc.
“I’ve really enjoyed working with Dave on the Austin project, and he brought a lot of value to the transaction.”Frank Gibson / Scrubs & Beyond