Retail Solutions


We provide value to our landlords by not just making the deal, but also ensuring that we have the right tenant for the right space.

Tenant Rep

Our tenant rep agents focus on working with retailers to locate the right space by understanding client requirements, and by utilizing our in-house research capabilities & market intelligence.

Investment Sales

Our investment sales approach is to strategically identify opportunities that create value for our clients, whether through acquisitions or through dispositions. Our team boasts industry-leading negotiating skills, research capabilities and industry-wide relationships.

Property Leasing

We work with owners to increase NOI every day. Each property is unique and deserves both a careful audit of its character, and time-tested marketing techniques. We provide both for our clients.

When we pursue a listing, we sit down with you to determine your individual situation, the short-term requirements and the long-term vision for your property. We develop a marketing and deal structure strategy to achieve top dollar for your space, presence for your property and improved long-term value for your asset. With more than 800 listings, Retail Solutions truly has its pulse on the market.

How We Market Properties For Lease:

We believe we serve our clients best with our approach to marketing properties proactively, professionally, creatively, aggressively and relentlessly. We create marketing materials that are concise, information rich, eye-catching and polished. We make large investments of time and money to make sure each listing can be found by all possible prospects.

Our marketing platform includes:

  • premium memberships to as many as 20 commercial property listing websites
  • social media
  • targeted email to our proprietary database of tenants and brokers
  • long standing relationships within the brokerage and retailer communities
  • walking competitive centers
  • cold calling
  • and the synergistic cross-over of hundreds of properties around the state which tells us on a daily basis:
    • who is looking
    • what they are looking for
    • and where a deal could land.

We’re Focused On Our Clients’ Success:

We are laser-focused on making deals happen. However, our focus is not limited to the one deal in front of us today; but, rather, the long-term success of our client. We know that our success as a company depends on doing the right thing and treating our clients as partners.

Tenant Representation

Our team of brokers works with both retailers & landlord/owners on a daily basis. We leverage this experience & knowledge to negotiate the best deal “to be had” for our retail our tenants, taking into account their unique set of requirements.

Our goal is to have long-lasting relationships with our retail clients that are marathons, not sprints. We take pride in fulfilling their expansion needs & strategies. Our tenants know that we will be with them for the long haul and their success.

We represent national, regional and local retail tenants within the geographical borders of where they need us from coast to coast and beyond. Their industries are diverse in span from restaurant, apparel, fitness, grocery, hardware, pet supplies, furniture and electronics. Some current retail tenants we now serve are: Bailey Banks & Biddle, Pier 1 Imports, la Madeleine, CVS, and Einstein Bros Bagels.

Our exceptional research and execution capabilities allows us to achieve deals for these clients in superior spaces, in a timely manner, and below asking & market pricing. Our clients then out-position and out-perform their competition, while improving the bottom line.

Through our affiliation with the top retail tenant-rep firms in the nation, we are able to provide our clients with top-notch, local, site-selection services, while still remaining intimately involved in the execution of our clients’ expansion strategy. And unlike our national counterparts who are locked into using their local affiliates, we get to hand-pick the best that each market has to offer, in the way of tenant representation, to ensure that our clients continue to see the consistency of superb value-add services, that we at Retail Solutions provide day-in and day-out.


Experienced, Skilled & Informed:

Buying and selling a commercial real estate asset demands that you have a highly-skilled and experienced team in your corner. You need someone who keeps a close eye on the market, has an intimate understanding of the debt and equity markets and knows the leasing side of the story to truly sell the story on the ground which will maximize the attained sales price.

Market Knowledge & Relationships:

Our team not only possesses a depth of experience in retail sales brokerage, but we also commit to maintaining a constantly fresh and informed perspective on the marketplace and financial markets. To that end, membership and participation in national, regional and local professional organizations such as CCIM, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and a long list of others, are vital to our ability to best serve our clients. However, it’s the depth and breadth of our relationships in the commercial real estate community (locally and nationally), developed over many years in the trenches, that uniquely position us to deliver unparalleled results for our clients.

How We Sell Property:

Our method for selling retail properties is focused on reaching the widest audience of potential buyers as quickly as possible, with marketing material that will cut through the noise in the marketplace and get the attention of serious market participants. In-depth financial analysis utilizing intense attention to the critical details of each property is a cornerstone of what we do. We bring properties to the market, with confidence, backed by a clear understanding and appreciation of the financial realities of the marketplace and the property. That clear understanding of marketplace realities stems from our shopping center leasing platform — our day-to-day leasing activity. We don’t theorize when we sell our properties — we convey our direct experience. AND WE COOPERATE WITH BUYERS’ REPS!…we split the commission in half with them every time. Our goal is to get our clients the best deal and not the best commission disbursement within our house. In today’s market, creativity, cooperation and flexibility are keys to success. We embrace this reality and find ways to make deals happen.

Buying Retail Real Estate:

Our extensive experience with retail property leasing and sales provides our buyers, both owner/users and investors, with a tremendous advantage. Because we always know what fair market rates are and have an intimate knowledge of what issues face property owners, we can empower the buyer with a uniquely informed perspective when determining fair market value and when negotiating critical deal points.

“Retail Solutions has been a major asset to Johnson Four Corners. They have been nothing but professional, are always fighting for our best interests, and have been very responsive to our needs and are always proactive. Thank you for ... read more helping bring in a diverse and credit worthy tenant mix to our properties in the Austin area.”Brent Johnson / Johnson Four Corners
“Retail Solutions represents N3 Real Estate in several markets and always does an excellent job leasing the space to quality tenants. Retail Solutions gets into the market, puts boots on the ground and constantly works your space in order ... read more to lease it. They work extremely hard and their results show it. We recommend them whole-heartedly for Landlord rep.”Brenna Wadleigh, CEO / N3 Real Estate
“Retail Solutions has been an important part of our current growth strategies for both our Simply Fashions and Dots concepts in Texas. They adapted very quickly to what we needed and reacted. With their help we have been able to identify ... read more and pursue many opportunities to grow our store count in that area. We look forward to continuing both this great relationship and our growth in Texas and Louisiana.”Peter M. Hogan / Simply Fashion Stores, Ltd
“In today’s competitive leasing environment, Landlords need a team that is first and foremost aggressive in uncovering opportunities but that is also diligent in marketing and creating exposure. The Retail Solutions’ team has been ... read more highly effective for us over the past years in keeping our center at an above market occupancy by being aggressive both on the marketing front as well as creatively uncovering uses that will maximize the value of our center. We look forward to the opportunity to expand our relationship with Retail Solutions in the near future.”Evan Farahnik, Principal / Starpoint Commercial Properties
“I worked with Chris at Retail Solutions with my first business, and he helped me lease the property. I would like to say he is a very professional & I can rely on him after a task has been assigned to him. He does his best to get the job ... read more done. You can count on him, which is very rare to find. I am really glad I did business with Retail Solutions/Chris & I look forward working with him in the future.”Arena Chakravarty / Marshall Dental
“We have been working with David Simmonds at Retail Solutions for many years, and he is always aggressively and relentless working the deals to lease space as quickly and at the best rents possible. We will continue to use him on our retail ... read more leasing needs.”Andrew Kaplan, CEO / PacVentures, Inc.
“David Simmonds & his team unlike any other retail brokerage company in Austin has our shopping center 100% leased. The brokers are professional, aggressive, well connected & responsive to our needs. Retail Solutions has produced results ... read more better & faster than any other Austin company in the last 20 years.”David Mills, General Manager / US Properties, Inc.
“I’ve worked with a lot of retail leasing brokers over the past 20 years, and I don’t know of a harder-working bunch of guys than those at Retail Solutions!”Paul Hudson, Principal / Hudson Properties, Inc.
“Retail Solutions has been integral to BH Properties success in stabilizing our challenging value add assets. In a competitive marketplace the Dallas team has been able to deliver on their goals, and generate considerable leasing activity ... read more within a short period. Retail Solutions success has far exceeded my expectations, and it’s a testament to their work ethic and market knowledge. I’ve already listed another asset with their team, and I look forward to growing our relationship along with my NOI.”Jason Ricks / B.H. Management, Inc.
“We relied on Retail Solutions extensively in assisting us in placing approximately $100 million for clients 1031. We were able to identify quality assets at fair prices in a difficult buying environment. We have also been extremely pleased ... read more with the sharp young talent in Retail Solutions leasing division – Cameron Sykes and Preston Wolfe aggressively worked on getting one of our centers 100% leased – we were really impressed with how they dug up leads – they definitely weren’t waiting for someone to call on the sign – they brought the leads to us which are now going to lease on. We are very pleased to have these guys on our team.”Dave Barr / CEO of Barr Real Estate, Inc.
“Sherry is a kind and very knowledgeable person. She was a great source to me and my team. She was quick to sort through the details, flexible in her timings, and a solid connector. We really appreciate her efforts and look forward to ... read more working with you all in the future.”Arjun Mohindra
“I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for your diligence and professionalism in nurturing this arduous lease negotiation. Looking forward to the Planet Fitness opening and the payment of the second installment.”Fred J. Pisciotta, Owner / Seguin Crossroads Shopping Center
“I’ve really enjoyed working with Dave on the Austin project, and he brought a lot of value to the transaction.”Frank Gibson / Scrubs & Beyond
“Retail Solutions made an instant impression with their expertise and knowledge of the market, and we've been consistently pleased with their hard work. They have facilitated deals for us statewide because we appreciate their relentless ... read more pursuit of a win-win scenario. With the entire Retail Solutions team, we've seen nothing but a high quality of professionalism and motivation on a daily basis. We look forward to doing business with them for many years to come.”Todd Routh, CCIM / Routh Properties
“In this economic climate we look for the most unrelenting leasing people, the ones that aren't afraid to get out there and really shake the bushes, and who don't just wait for the phone to ring. In my opinion, Retail Solutions is ... read more synonymous with aggressive shopping center leasing. We are extremely pleased with the results and look forward to continuing the relationship.”Kevin Jones, Leasing Rep / WP Glimcher
“There are lots of good brokers out there that have good intentions and talk a good talk, but, in the end, it is results that matter. What I can say about The Retail Solutions team is WOW! These guys not only talk the talk, but, they really ... read more walk the walk. They are professionally aggressive and exhaustive in their efforts to deliver results. These guys, very quickly, had several real prospects for a vacant Hollywood Video space that had stayed dark for over 3 years. In a very short time, not only is that 6,300 sf space leased, but, I have no doubt that the center will be 100% leased this year. I am very pleased in my decision to engage The Retail Solutions team to lease our property.”Ron Buhidar / Glen Una Properties, Inc.
“Retail Solutions is an important partner in our strategic growth for la Madeleine Country French Café in the Central Texas market. They have identified great opportunities for the brand in Austin, and we are opening new cafés in this ... read more market for the first time in approximately 6 years. We are excited about our growth in this market and Retail Solutions has been an integral part of our expansion here. I would highly recommend Retail Solutions to retailers looking to expand in the Austin market.”Holland Burton / Le Duff America, Inc.
“I like to work with people who work hard and who I can trust. Chris Flesner is one of the hardest, most trustworthy people I know in this business. Chris takes advantage of every marketing opportunity and follows up with every lead ... read more immediately as it comes in. In just one example, he and his team had a full marketing brochure ready to go before we even closed on a property! That kind of hustle will earn my business for a long time to come.”Yury Mintskovsky / Retail Investor
“These guys are animals – they work our center 7 days a week. I receive emails all weekend to prospects pushing our shopping center! No stone unturned - they are actively calling and emailing users …not just waiting for the phone to ... read more ring! These guys work and get results!”Dan Appling, Development Partner / Development 2000