Tennessee Retail Academy
in partnership with TN Dept. of Economic & Community Development
RETAIL ACADEMY IN TENNESSEE
TN DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
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.
Many thanks to our sponsors:
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).
Lacy Beasley, President of Retail Strategies
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Wednesday, September 12
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 ‐5:30||Deal Making Tables|
|6:30 – 8:30||Puckett’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
|10:45 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