Todreas Hanley Associates and Retail Smart Guys Team Up To Provide Comprehensive Solutions For Malls and Cities During Difficult Times

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Todreas Hanley Associates, a firm specializing in retail development projects, teams up with Retail Smart Guys, a firm specializing in retail consulting to ensure that tenants that occupy their centers have the tools they need to survive in this difficult economy. The two companies will work together to make sure the malls and the tenants are all profitable.

Todreas Hanley Associates and Retail Smart Guys announced today that they plan on partnering on several projects to assist mall owners and developers, and city development agencies, combining both companies’ vast expertise and experience to help malls and cities support their retail tenants through expanded services.

Todreas Hanley Associates is a firm with national and international experience in urban retail development, shopping centers, and mixed-use projects. The firm provides retail real estate expertise through all phases of a project, working with clients on market research and analysis, physical plans, strategic marketing and leasing. They have helped communities and owners revitalize their shopping areas or build vital new ones. The firm is based in Cambridge, MA.

Retail Smart Guys, a consulting firm based in Southern California, is dedicated to helping retailers grow their businesses, even in difficult times like these. The firm provides solid inventory planning and budgets to retailers, enabling them to lower their inventory investment― which has become even more critical since the recession began. Retail Smart Guys also has provided consulting in marketing, cash flow planning, and systems analysis to retail stores, restaurants, and mall developers.

The two companies plan to collaborate on new services, never before offered to malls and cities. These include a help desk for the malls’ and cities’ tenants which would help answer questions about marketing, products, services, finances, and more. Another service envisioned is akin to secret shopping, but in this case the shopping is done by veteran retailers who can spot what the retailers are doing right and wrong, and provide detailed reports and advice on how to improve their businesses.

“We are always looking for ways to expand our services to help the malls and cities,” said Carol Todreas, Founder of Todreas Hanley Associates. “In talking with Retail Smart Guys, we found that our combined knowledge could be of great benefit to the malls and cities, especially when trying to figure out how to keep their tenants viable.”

These new services envisioned by both companies will be offered to malls and cities on both coasts, since the two companies cover vast territories.

“I met Carol through some of the retail networks on line,” said Dan Jablons, President of Retail Smart Guys. “Since then, we’ve spent a lot of time on the phone discussing retailing, the recession, and what we could do to improve things. She’s an incredibly bright woman, and we are excited to partner with her on this project.”

The new services will be published on both companies’ websites, and will be made available later this fall.

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