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We understand the full complexity of the retail industry and the importance of appropriate retail development to support the growth and revitalization of corridors and communities. Our ongoing work in retail, marketing, planning and economic development enables us to stay at the forefront of trends impacting retail shopping and sales, investment, and even store design.

Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) has extensive experience working with communities, planning and economic development organizations and private investors to analyze, plan, design and implement sustainable retail environments. Serving a wide client base, we have both the analytical tools and market expertise to support every step of the retail development process.

Our business advisory services include:

  • Demographic & Market Research.
  • Retail Inventory & Analysis.
  • Land Use & Regulatory Review.
  • SWOT Analysis.
  • Commercial Corridor Analysis.
  • Identification of Retail Submarkets.
  • Retail Supply & Demand.
  • Trends Analysis & Best Practices.
  • Market Feasibility Assessments.
  • Shopper Choice Models.

With retail attraction being one of her specialities, our Senior Advisor expert is Catherine Timko, who has completed retail marketing and attraction strategies for almost every major market on the East Coast including Miami, Atlanta, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Newark, and Boston.

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Our Experts on Retail

Selected Projects

Retail Analysis in Support of Firestone Site

Retained by Drexel University, ESI assessed the possible uses of the Firestone site, providing a full market analysis.

Transforming Retail Economics and Neighborhood Development (TREND)

ESI designed a comprehensive web-based survey that collected data about Chicagoans’ shopping patterns and examined retail trends in the corridors.

North 5th Street Retail Analysis

A full retail market analysis was conducted for the commercial corridor on 5th street in North Philadelphia, providing important analytics to support real estate development.

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