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Q. What is The Retail Bus Tour?
A. The Retail Bus Tour is a unique and exciting marketing and networking event specifically designed for the shopping center industry. The Retail Bus Tour provides an innovative opportunity to network with other retail real estate professionals, market your properties, meet retailers expanding into the market and gather valuable information….all in a relaxing and comfortable environment.
Q. Who Attends The Retail Bus Tour?
A. On each Retail Bus Tour, there are approximately 140 attendees comprised of retail brokers, retailers, owner/developers, tenant representatives and various product and service providers to the industry.
Q. What Happens On The Retail Bus Tour?
A. During this all-day marketing event, Tour attendees visit and learn about shopping centers and retail real estate in their local market. Each bus has two industry recognized professionals who act as “on-board” moderators, providing detailed information for each featured property along with valuable market information. The Retail Bus Tour informs all attendees about opportunities within the market as well as a provide platform for attendees to introduce themselves and discuss their needs and wants.
Q. Why Should I Attend The Retail Bus Tour?
A. Tour attendees have the opportunity to network in a casual, fun atmosphere with over 140 industry professionals while gaining valuable information about the local retail industry. Along with gaining a wealth of knowledge of the local markets, attendees will discuss trends, demographics and new deal making opportunities.
Q. Are Deals Being Sourced On The Retail Bus Tour?
A. Absolutely! We have numerous testimonials from brokers, owner/developers and retailers who have successfully completed transactions as a direct result of their participation with The Retail Bus Tour.
Q. How Will Featuring Our Properties Benefit My Company?
A. The “on-board” moderators and/or your property representative will initiate a conversation about your property with all attendees as we “Drive-Through” the property. Additionally, you will have approximately 140 retail professionals, your target audience, on-site at your property. The “Tourbook” provided to all attendees also includes detailed information about every property featured along with a marketing brochure. The Retail Bus Tour provides property owners and brokers the most cost effective medium to promote retail properties and inform the local deal makers about opportunities and incentives being offered.
Q. What Is The Tourbook?
A. Attendees of The Retail Bus Tour receive a comprehensive Tourbook consisting of detailed information for each property featured on The Tour in addition to detailed market research provided by multiple sources in the marketplace. Inside the Expanding Retailers section you will find site criteria and contact information for retailers expanding into the market. Additionally, the Tourbook includes sections for our Sponsors, Spotlight Properties, Vendor Showcase and contact information on all attendees. Our Tourbook has become a valuable resource of information for all involved long after the Tour!
Q. What Is Included With My Bus Ticket?
A. All Attendees will have multiple networking opportunities while enjoying breakfast and lunch along with mid-morning and mid-afternoon stops with refreshments. Also included are numerous door prizes and fun events throughout the day. The Tour concludes with a Networking/Cocktail reception for all attendees and Sponsors.