2022 Retail Services - Main Capabilities Overview


The retail industry is in a state of dramatic transformation. New tenants including digitally native brands, “medtail”, and food and beverage are entering the market, looking for prime locations to reach their customers. Consumers are craving fresh experiences that are driving new omnichannel shopping options across brick-and-mortar, e-commerce, marketplaces and social media. Real estate owners, developers and investors are reimagining their properties to advance foot traffic and grow revenue. As the retail industry evolves, one thing is certain – the right real estate strategy is critical to success. Cushman & Wakefield is focused on helping retailers and landlords formulate the best real estate decisions to optimize consumer engagement, maximize revenue and mitigate risk. Backed by the power of our global platform and the latest data and analytics, Cushman & Wakefield’s in-market brokerage professionals act as an extension of your team to localize the retail experience and bring communities together. Our experts across the Americas work in tandem to develop curated solutions that help retailers, real estate owners and investors effectively execute strategies to achieve financial goals.

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Annual Transactions 3,676

Value $7.2 B


Aggregate SF 32.4 M

in the Americas 800+

Retail Professionals

*Statistics represent a three-year average of transactions in the Americas (includes leasing and capital markets) Retail professionals headcount is inclusive of all service lines within the Americas

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Agency Leasing Strategically position retail assets through innovative property marketing programs that maximize asset awareness, stabilize occupancy, achieve optimal rents and enhance investment value. Asset Services Minimize operating costs, improve efficiencies and enhance the tenant and shopper experience through comprehensive property management, engineering and accounting services. Capital Markets Maximize the returns of a single asset or portfolio, develop savvy plans for the placement of debt and equity, and determine and execute on financing strategies. Energy & Sustainability Services Discover cost-saving opportunities and implement best practices that optimize building operational performance, enhance the shopper experience and mitigate environmental risk. Project & Development Services Plan and manage the design and construction process of new developments and capital expenditures to ensure value and savings without sacrificing quality. Data & Analytics Strategy Quantify market demand for retail space in existing locations or planned projects, determine retail feasibility and develop occupancy strategies to best meet community needs. Valuation & Advisory Obtain sophisticated advice on real estate equity and debt decisions with services relating to acquisition, disposition, financing, litigation and financial reporting.

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Experiential & Entertainment

Market Entry & Expansion

QSR / Food & Beverage / Grocery



Facilities Management Apply tried-and-tested processes, building management technology and economies of scale to significantly reduce facility operating costs. Portfolio Administration Transform data into knowledge that aligns real estate strategy to business initiatives through lease abstraction, portfolio analytics and reporting, expense review, audit and recovery services. Project & Development Services Seamlessly manage the construction of a new location, renovation or the implementation of a brand re-design across a widely distributed portfolio. Data & Analytics Strategy Create innovative and responsive real estate solutions through a data-driven location strategy, whether entering new markets, expanding in current ones, optimizing an existing footprint or analyzing the whitespace within a retail vertical. Tenant Representation Combine data variables that align with store success factors with in-market analytics and best-in-class talent to navigate the complexities of retail leasing. Transaction Management Manage the leasing, acquisition and disposition of properties toward the most favorable outcomes, aligned with your long-term business strategy.


Digitally Native Brands

E-Commerce, Logistics & Industrial

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THE CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD EDGE A Culture that Delivers




Find out more about Cushman & Wakefield:

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THE RIGHT TEAM MAKES AN IMPACT Your success is our success, and we consider our team an extension of yours. We carefully curate a diverse team of local professionals to develop and execute your tailored real estate strategy. A lot is on the line and time is of the essence, so we lead you through a clear and straightforward process, communicating with you every step of the way.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR BUSINESS MAKES AN IMPACT Real estate strategy is about long-term results, which is why we take the time to understand your core business objectives. We offer long-term solutions that focus on more than just what you need today; we leverage the full-depth of our global organization to help execute a long-term strategy that mitigates risk and achieves business objectives.

REAL RETAIL EXPERTISE MAKES AN IMPACT We can talk about your business because we’ve worked in your business. The industry knowledge of many of our retail professionals was gleaned from time working at some of the world’s most recognizable brands. We leverage our industry connections in supply chain, inventory management, visual merchandising, consumer journey and more to reach your goals.

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About Cushman & Wakefield Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with approximately 50,000 employees in 400 offices and 60 countries. In 2021, the firm had revenue of $9.4 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and other services. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.


Barrie Scardina Head of Retail Services, Americas barrie.scardina@cushwake.com +1 212 841 7649

Sara Gougarty Senior Managing Director Americas Retail Services sara.gougarty@cushwake.com +1 212 841 7763

Alanna Loeffler Managing Director - Business Strategy Americas Retail Services alanna.loeffler@cushwake.com +1 212 841 7618

Jim Kierski Retail Consulting Lead, Americas james.kierski@cushwake.com +1 314 801 9619


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