Metropolis masters the nuances of each client’s product line, customer profile and operational requirements to provide outstanding tenant representation. Because our business model is relationship-driven, not transaction-based, we look at locations through the eyes of the retailer. We recommend what is in the best interest of our clients at all times, including walking away from deals if they are not in the best interests of our clients.
Tenant representation can take many forms depending on client needs. For some clients, we assume full real estate responsibility from strategy development through deal negotiation for companies throughout the United States and Canada. For others, we offer targeted services (e.g., market analysis, store portfolio, reallocation, specific market representation, etc.) that complement in-house capabilities.
Representative services include:
Real Estate Strategy
Real Estate Strategy
Strategy forms the cornerstone of effective retail growth and Metropolis is highly skilled at providing systematic analyses that enable clients to evaluate multiple location scenarios. Whether the retailer is a startup needing to launch its brand and market its concept to the landlord community, a small independent looking to leverage a successful retail concept into other geographic regions, or a large nationwide chain needing to expand or remix its retail portfolio, Metropolis can help.
Metropolis stays abreast of ever-changing market conditions to provide the most accurate and up-to-date analyses possible to its clients. While online databases serve as valuable tools and important first steps, Metropolis' wealth of real estate experience in the retail arena, and its solid business relationships built on trust, allows us to assess market conditions that statistics alone cannot uncover.
Metropolis helps clients evaluate and refine their retail concept to make it more marketable to property owners and landlords. Strong, clear retail positioning is valuable across all business functions from marketing to merchandising to employee recruitment.
Metropolis has extensive experience identifying and vetting retail sites across the United States. From enclosed regional malls to lifestyle centers to urban street locations, Metropolis has cultivated relationships with an extensive national and international network of developers, building owners, and local real estate brokers. Retailer operational requirements such as distribution center locations or supplier availability are combined with socioeconomic data to focus searches. Please click here for a map showing some of the locations we have secured for our retail clients.
Metropolis has a long track record of negotiating with developers, building owners, and leasing agents. Its principals are well respected in the industry and known for negotiating tough but fair deals for clients. Whether it’s a new, untested store concept, an independent operator with a few locations, or a chain with hundreds of stores, Metropolis successfully helps retailers grow or consolidate their business and effectively manage their real estate portfolio. For a partial list of our active retail clients, please click here.