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CONTACT: Michelle Moultrie
BIRMINGHAM, AL (April 22, 2020) – Retail Strategies, the leading retail recruitment firm, has partnered with the City of Palmdale, Calif., for a full retail recruitment partnership as well as a strategic assessment of their new downtown transit area.
As many communities are spending the majority of their time discussing their current COVID-19 actions, our team has been aggressive in making sure we are implementing strategic efforts in maneuvering Palmdale to be better prepared for the post-COVID-19 economic marketplace.”J.j. murphy, CITY MANAGER
“Now is the perfect time to begin our partnership with the City of Palmdale,” said Matthew Tate, director of business development for Retail Strategies. “Palmdale is a city that is ready to evolve their already great retail landscape, and our team will shortly begin reaching out to new retail and restaurants that we can introduce to the Palmdale market. While everyone in the country is rightfully focused on the current Covid-19 challenges, we are being mindful of that in our partnership with the city. In addition to helping recruit new retail to the market, we are providing the city with resources for their current businesses as well.”
The Retail Strategies team will begin by performing its Downtown Strategic Assessment, where it will provide an extensive market analysis and evaluate the design, tourism, policy, and economic opportunities in the proposed downtown transit area. Retail Strategies will provide a strategic, asset-based, and market-driven plan with transformation strategies designed for immediate implementation and success.
“When we met with Retail Strategies, we were interested not only in the relationships that they have with retailers but also intrigued by their work with downtowns across the country as our future plans include building a unique space -as part of the Palmdale Transit Area Specific Plan,” Murphy explained.
Through the new partnership, Retail Strategies will perform a real estate market analysis of the businesses located in Palmdale and identify areas of opportunity with expanding businesses. The Retail Strategies team will work hand in hand with city leaders to help them understand their market and highlight opportunities for infill. Most importantly, the team at Retail Strategies will proactively reach out to potential businesses, property owners, brokers, and developers on behalf of the city.
We are excited to bring in a partner like Retail Strategies to help our small businesses, and to help fill vacancies in existing commercial centers. Developing a comprehensive retail plan now will ensure Palmdale is well positioned to accelerate the recovery phase caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Luis garibay, economic development manager
“Our City Council has made it a priority to make Palmdale more business friendly, and I appreciate all that staff has done to move us in this direction,” said Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer. “We are all excited about our future downtown transit area and the business growth it will bring.”
About Palmdale, California
The City of Palmdale is located in northern Los Angeles County and lies in the Antelope Valley region of Southern California. The San Gabriel Mountains separate Palmdale from the city of Los Angeles to the south. As the 6th most populous city in Los Angeles County, Palmdale is a business-friendly city devoted to helping businesses grow and succeed, increasing the job base for residents, and improving the economic well-being and quality of life for all.
For additional information visit www.cityofpalmdale.org.
About Retail Strategies
Retail Strategies is a leading national advisory firm focused on retail market analysis, strategic planning, retail recruitment and development. Our mission is to provide the real estate expertise, tools and human effort that position deserving towns as alluring locations for national businesses. With confidence, we pursue this mission by delivering unparalleled customer service as a unified team with unmatched real estate expertise. Our activities pay a return in sales taxes, added jobs, and businesses that enhance and add to the unique qualities of your community.
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