Streetsense has never taken a traditional approach to retail and real estate services, and these three new acquisitions dramatically enhance our ability to help our clients ‘make sense of it all’ from a projects conception to completion.
Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) October 14, 2011
Streetsense, a retail and real estate services platform integrating branding, design, architecture, development and brokerage, announced today it has acquired Burka Studios, SUMO Creative, and Tasty Concepts, expanding Streetsense’s specialized marketing capabilities for its growing client base.
“Retail and real estate today requires a different level of attention to detail and strategic thinking,” said Marc Ratner, Streetsense’s CEO. “Streetsense has never taken a traditional approach to retail and real estate services, and these three new acquisitions dramatically enhance our ability to help our clients ‘make sense of it all’ from a projects conception to completion.”
“We recognize that consumers are tired of homogenized brands and static retail settings,” Ratner added. “It is very exhilarating to see the re-emergence of the entrepreneurial retailer and a return to the urban core.”
With the addition of Burka Studios and SUMO Creative, both based in Bethesda, MD, together with Tasty Concepts, an award-winning agency with offices in Washington, D.C., Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Madrid, and New York, Streetsense continues to carve out a unique position in real estate and retail. Its clients range from real estate giants such as The JBG Companies, Vornado/Charles E. Smith, and Foulger-Pratt to esteemed brands such as The Ritz-Carlton, Marriott International, Renaissance Hotels, and Sephora as well as celebrity chefs Jose Andres, Michel Richard, Bryan Voltaggio, and many others.
“The Streetsense platform was very compelling to us because they know the whole landscape,” said Chris Sommers, co-founder of Pi Pizzeria. “Their team took our vision from design and architecture through securing our new D.C. flagship location on F Street, District of Pi Pizzeria. It was one cohesive team from start to finish.”
The acquisitions bring together talented and experienced principals with specialized expertise. Eric Burka will continue to focus on real estate marketing; Tasty Concepts’ founder Roberto Sablayrolles will spearhead the firm’s hospitality, retail, and restaurant creative group; and SUMO Creative’s Gabby Rojchin will oversee branding strategy and creative development. The new companies will be recognized under the Streetsense brand.
Streetsense is thinking big and continues to evaluate opportunities to expand its platform at its headquarters in Bethesda, MD, as well as in other key markets throughout the country.
Streetsense is an integrated brokerage, design and development company specializing in retail and real estate. Established in 2001, Streetsense is the premiere and only truly full-service, retail-centric company in the real estate market today. Its powerful platform provides clients with an extremely wide range of services, including branding, master planning, architecture, retail design, graphic design, marketing, retail brokerage, and development. Clients include well-known brands such as Chipotle, Starbucks, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Plow & Hearth, and Limited Brands, as well as real estate developers that include the The JBG Companies, Vornado/Charles E. Smith, and Akridge. Recent projects include interiors for Matchbox in Rockville, MD, Pi Pizzeria in Washington, D.C., Chipotle’s new concept Shophouse in Washington, D.C., and Café Caturra in Arlington, VA; office space design for Living Social in Washington, D.C.; and development of The Shoppes at Arts District, a 36,000 square foot specialty center will be the focal point of Arts District Hyattsville (MD). For more information, see http://www.streetsense.com.