What do you need?

Retail recruitment can be complicated.

We have unique services, a library of resources, and teams that are scalable to your needs.


Full Service Recruitment

Retail Strategies Recruitment is our premiere service, including all aspects of retail real estate analysis and data backed with real estate professionals connecting and advancing your community.

Retail Education and Resources

Retail Academy is our award winning educational program. We provide data and reports to aid you in developing customized pitches that target realistic retail business recruitment.

Community Revitalization

Rejuvenating downtown communities is a complex task and we are committed to helping you achieve it.

Retail Strategies is the most trusted partner

I love when I am working in a community that works with Retail Strategies. They are collaborative, insightful, and help me lease space!

Lash Hairston

Broker, Carolina Commercial

Backed by a very talented and productive supporting cast, Retail Strategies has produced compelling demographic reports for our retail program, and have updated all information on a consistent basis.  Their reputation with various corporate retail professionals and developers gives us “Instant” credibility.  When Retail Strategies tells a prospective company that they “really ought to take a strong look” at our City, they do it.

C. Thomas Robinson

Executive Director, Tullahoma Area Economic Development Corporation

Retail Academy was a great experience and completely customized to my city. The team at Retail Strategies set me up for a successful ICSC and future recruitment and retention efforts.”

kristi bartlett

Kristi Barlett

Director of Economic Development, Coral Springs, FL


5 Steps to Recruit Retail

Download our five-step guide for best practices when recruiting retail in your community. Retail recruitment pays a return in tax revenues, added jobs and an improved quality of life for your citizens.

The Starter Kit includes:

  • Retail GAP Analysis
  • Downtown Walkability Assessment
  • Real Estate Inventory Guide


Communities have unique needs: some need an extended staff to recruit, some need the resources and path, while others need a targeted plan. Our services developed from community needs.


Full service recruitment, retention, data, support, and conference representation.


Providing you with the knowledge, tools, and resources to target your retail recruitment efforts efficiently.


Practtical stpes to revitalize community centers and implement best-practice place making drawn from other succesful communities.


One on one: Teaching communities how to identify retail sites and customize outreach to national retailers.

Small Business Support

Teaching communities how to identify retail sites and customize outreach to national retailers.

City Websites

To aid in marketing your city to retailers and businesses we launch specialized retail marketing websites with the information retailers, brokers and developers most often request.

Feasibility Study

We offer several types of feasibility studies, including Grocery and Hotel, as well as offering Tax Incentive Financing and Opportunity Zone consultation.

Research & Data

Research Reports and Data are now available as a subscription service. Providing in-depth site specific demographics Subscribers can deliver pin-point, custom data to prospects.

Event Speaking

Our President, Lacy Beasley, has spoken at over 120 events including several ICSC RECon sessions.
From small groups to lecture halls with over 500 attendees her dynamic speaking style makes retail and economic development relevant to community concerns.


You may have questions. We will do our best to answer them.

Your one-stop shop for all things community, recruitment, and revitalization.