Strategic Adds Greg Abbott

Strategic Retail Group is pleased to announce the newest addition to our team: Greg Abbott, Senior Vice President of Investments. Greg has an impressive background in the Arizona retail market where he has completed over 675 transactions totaling approximately $475 million. He has a valuable combination of both investment sale and leasing experience.

Before joining Strategic Retail Group, he spent eight years at De Rito Partners, Inc. where he assisted in launching their Investment Property Sales Division. Prior to De Rito Partners, Greg was with CB Richard Ellis where he built an award winning retail team. Before CB Richard Ellis, Greg started his career at Grubb & Ellis where he spent seven years and learned the Arizona retail real estate market on the leasing side of the business, while representing numerous landlords, as well as, national and regional tenants.

Jason Fessinger, Partner at Strategic adds, “we are thrilled to have Greg on our team and excited about bringing investment sales to our clients as an additional line of service. Greg is extremely talented and his leadership and experience will lift Strategic to new heights.”

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Get Strategic – Arizona’s Leader in Innovative Retail Shopping Center Marketing

Retail Space for Lease in Arizona

leadto guide on a way especially by going in advance; to go at the head of or to be first in or among

in·no·vateto make changes; to do something in a new way

Strategic Retail Group is the leader for innovative marketing among Arizona commercial brokerage firms. By utilizing YouTube, twitter, Facebook and many other Internet sites we have forged a strong online brand and created a massive audience for the marketing of our clients’ retail properties. Continue reading

Looking for restaurant space?


Restaurant Space for lease in Arizona

If you are a tenant looking for a restaurant space for lease in Arizona and you could see videos of
great former restaurants by visiting ONE website… wouldn’t that save you a lot of time and allow you to view many spaces in a brief time period?


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Strategic Retail Group is Growing!

David Jarand– David Jarand is a Vice President at Strategic Retail Group. Before joining Strategic Retail Group David worked at Grubb & Ellis as a Senior Vice President leading their Retail Division in the Phoenix office. Prior to joining Grubb & Ellis David was the designated broker for Silk & Stewart Development Group where he oversaw day-to-day operations and all company projects under development. David’s prestigious career spans over 20 years, specializing in tenant representation, landlord representation and new development project leasing. Throughout his career David has and continues to work with leading shopping center owners such as Vestar, Westcor/Macerich, Pederson Group, Troon Companies and DDR. David’s current tenant representation clients include Harbor Freight Tools, Regis Corporation, Dollar General, The Good Egg, Eye Masters and other local retailers. While at Phoenix Commercial Advisors, earlier in his career, David represented many national retail tenants including Starbucks, Brinker, TGI Friday’s, Chico’s Fashions and Blockbuster Video throughout the state of Arizona. David’s level of experience and proven skill sets are tremendous assets for tenants, landlords and developers

Einsteins Continues To Expand In Metro Phoenix, Flagstaff & Prescott

Einstein’s Bros. Bagels continues their expansion plans in Metro Phoenix, Flagstaff & Prescott Areas in 2012. Einstein’s prefers 2,200-2,500 square foot drive thru/end caps in anchored retail centers in high traffic areas. Currently looking for sites with strong daytime populations in Metro Phoenix. Active Franchisee also seeking sites in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, N. Scottsdale, Prescott & Flagstaff.

Einstein’s has over 700 restaurant locations nationwide.

Contact Matt Milinovich at or 602.778.3830

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Strategic Use of Social Media in Commercial Real Estate

The commercial real estate business has been slow to embrace social media for business development, but Scottsdale-based Strategic Retail Group is an exception.retail space for lease in Arizona

“We dove into Twitter, Facebook and YouTube in January 2010,” said Partner Matt Milinovich. “It took us a while to figure out which ones were best for what.” Continue reading

Negotiating Your Lease Renewal

Negotiate your lease renewal

A renewal clause in a commercial real estate lease allows a tenant to decide whether or not to extend the lease once the initial lease term expires.

Unless you have truly experienced internal real estate resources with an ardent understanding of lease transactions and structure, along with access to timely local market information, you need to hire a commercial real estate professional that specializes in your product type: retail shopping centers, office buildings, or industrial warehouses. Continue reading

Future of Commercial Real Estate Brokerages

How do you think the commercial brokerage industry will change within the next five years, and how are you positioning yourself for the future?

During the past few years, as commercial real estate has suffered, Strategic Retail decided to invest in our systems, website and innovative new marketing methods. As a result, we have continued to perform well as a company even during the extended down cycle. Continue reading

Should you use an iPad in commercial real estate?

How can you use an iPad in commercial real estate?

How to use iPad in Commercial Real Estate

We are a bunch of early adopters here at Strategic so we jumped on the iPad release immediately and bought a few and headed off to ICSC Recon in Vegas back in May 2010 to give it a try…

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Should Video Be A Part Of Every Marketing Plan?

YouTube Video Marketing in Commercial Real Estate
Similar questions were likely asked when high quality photos & graphics became standard elements of marketing brochures, email blasts and property websites… is the extra cost and time necessary to add these items to marketing efforts really worth it? Do these items really increase exposure for properties and increase sales & leasing activity? Continue reading

Now is the time for businesses to streamline and maximize cash

How do strategic growth-oriented organizations find and exploit the opportunities inherent in any downturn? Recently, Ernst & Young surveyed 3,100 entrepreneurs around the world to discover the actions entrepreneur-led companies are taking to remain on course during the current economic times. Contrary to what you may think, the survey found that today’s economic environment has opened up space in local and global markets.

Strong business leaders are adapting to the difficulties in sourcing finance and maintaining liquidity, and understanding the pressures on their people, customers and suppliers. Change for everyone seems inevitable, and already some businesses are emerging as leaders in accelerating that change. What do market leaders need to do to be successful? Continue reading