Tennessee 2018

Tennessee Retail Academy

Franklin, Tennessee


in partnership with TN Dept. of Economic & Community Development

3 webinars as part of continuing retail education

Mark your Calendar for Retail Academy 2019!




Retail Strategies is pleased to partner with Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to fill a need and community desire to be more effective in retail recruitment. More than 70 TN communities have participated in Retail Academy in the past three years. In order to continue building on the momentum created and continue to push the growth, below please find the plan for 2019.

Retail Academy has empowered communities with data, education and tools to market themselves to retail real estate professionals. Quarterly educational webinars scheduled to provide answer any questions the communities have and reinforce the education for best practices. The program is open to all communities in Tennessee with a population of less than 25,000.

The Retail Academy program builds every year with a 101, 201 and 301 program. Plan now to attend Retail Academy in July 2019.

Call Madeline Farr for details on the right program for you (205) 490-2825.

What are people saying? Save the Date! 2019

Many thanks to our sponsors:

TN department of economic and community development
tennessee development district association
Center for Industrial Services, Institute for Public Service

This event is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts towards the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).

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Lacy Beasley, President of Retail Strategies



If you would like to know more and discuss details with us, please fill out the form below.

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Retail Academy

Wednesday, September 12

Drury Plaza Hotel, Nashville

Drury Plaza Hotel
874 West McEwen Drive
Franklin, TN 37068

1:00 p.m.Welcome & Overview
1:30p.m.RA 101 & 201 Deliverables
 Making the Pitch
3:00 p.m.The Players & Brands Panel
4:00 ‐5:30Deal Making Tables
6:30 – 8:30Puckett’s Boathouse

Retail Academy: day 2

Thursday, September 13th

7:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast at Hotel
8:00 a.m.Welcome and Recap of Wednesday
8:15 a.m.Case Study: Retail Incentive
9:00 a.m.Case Study: Rural Hotel Development
Jeremy Griesbach, President of Development, Cobblestone Hotels
Jessica Junker, Managing Partner, Core Distinction Group
9:45 a.m.Case Study: Rural Shopping Center Redevelopment
Jeff Howell, Vice President of Acquisitions, Regency Properties
10:30 a.m.Break
10:45 a.m.International Council of Shopping Centers
Cynthia Stewart, VP Municipal & Intergovernmental Affairs, ICSC
11:15 a.m.Next Steps
Lacy Beasley, President, Retail Strategies
12:00 p.m.Adjournment

Hear what participants from the
September 2018 RETAIL ACADEMY
are saying:

RA Tennessee Survey results


Contact Madeline Farr