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Retail Development Associate

Retail Development Associate

Retail Strategies, a Best Places to Work and Fastest Growing Company, is looking for a self-starting, gritty, and outgoing Retail Development Associate to join our team. In this role, you will get first-hand experience in all things commercial real estate including landlord and tenant relationships, site selection, property transactions, and contract negotiation. Working in tandem with your territory’s Portfolio Director, you will prospect to retailers on behalf of our clients within a defined territory of typically 15-25 cities.

Retail Development Associate responsibilities include:

  • Calling on property owners, commercial real estate agents, and retail developers to gather information on potential site opportunities
  • Building trust-based relationships with a variety of people including community stakeholders, government officials, tenant rep brokers, and landowners
  • Visiting each client community throughout the year
  • Attending retail conferences, scheduling and attending meetings with real estate brokers, developers, and real estate professionals
  • Daily outreach via phone and email


To succeed in this role, the qualifications include:

  • Extremely coachable, highly motivated, and unafraid to put yourself out there
  • 2+ years’ experience in sales, cold-calling, or working in a professional office environment
  • Willing to make that phone call. Keyboard cowboys will not find long-term success in this role
  • Entrepreneurial-minded with a creative approach to problem-solving
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a focus on relationship building
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Experience in Microsoft software
  • Real estate experience and licensing a plus

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About Retail Strategies

Retail Strategies is the leading national advisory firm with a mission to position deserving towns as alluring locations for national businesses. We take this mission very seriously and work with community leaders, economic development authorities, chambers of commerce, and real estate developers around the country to provide tailored solutions to achieve retail growth and success. Since its founding in 2012, Retail Strategies has grown immensely, establishing relationships with over 700 cities in 45 states.

As the nation’s only municipal consulting firm with a full-service commercial real estate arm, we exist with our passion for people to measurably improve the quality of life in communities through innovation and entrepreneurial pursuits and can leverage a nationwide network that no other company can match.

We believe that our people are our single best and most important asset, and we expect our team to show up every day ready to hustle, willing to learn, and eager to contribute to the collective success of our companies.

We work hard and we play hard and are equally serious about both.

Retail Strategies has offices in Birmingham, AL, Atlanta, GA, Fort Worth, TX, and Starkville, MS.