We deliver integrated solutions by actively advising, implementing and managing on behalf of landlords, retail tenants and investors through every stage of the real estate process.

Because we value our longstanding relationships, Cushman & Wakefield|Grant Street Associates develops a detailed knowledge of our clients to ensure that they consistently receive excellent service and advice. So, wherever you want to go or want to be, we understand your objectives and will help you meet them.

View case studies of our retail representation work here.


Agency Leasing — We create maximum asset value by positioning your property in the marketplace, identifying suitable prospects, creating customized marketing and financial strategies and managing all steps associated with leasing your retail space. Drawing on our unmatched local market knowledge, the leasing team develops a property-specific marketing plan designed to maximize benefits and value for the client. The plan details strategies to attract, retain and meet the needs of tenants.

Investment Sales — We assist retail clients in formulating and executing fiscally sound transactions to control and finance their real estate. This helps clients to achieve specific cash flow and financial statement objectives, promote efficient use of capital and credit resources and mitigate tax burdens.


Grant Street Associates’ integrated resources help retailers meet their objectives in Western Pennsylvania. Whether you are considering expanding in the Pittsburgh market, entering a new market or planning a new store location, we can leverage our local market expertise with Cushman & Wakefield’s vast retail knowledge and global perspective to maximize your goals.

Retail Services – Tenant Representation Brochure 2015

Strategic Planning — We evaluate and identify the essential factors that will most efficiently support and promote your goals, such as:

  • Socioeconomic and demographic data
  • Transport and accessibility
  • Pedestrian and traffic flow
  • Tourist counts
  • Existing distribution networks
  • Store size factor in sales productivity
  • Gross occupancy cost analysis
  • Urban and suburban expansion considerations

Site Selection & Acquisition — Market insight support by strategic planning forms the foundation of a program to expand into new markets. Our retail professionals will compile a highly screened list of location recommendations for your new or expanding retail operation. All locations are thoroughly evaulated and ranked according to essential benchmarks identified in the strategy and planning phase.

Site Disposition — Our retail experts can assist with all aspects of disposition, from initial planning to implementation. Specific site disposition services include:

  • Initiation of landlord negotiations
  • Property positioning and marketing
  • Document preparation and distribution
  • Updating of national databases
  • Offer solicitation and review
  • Contract negotiation and execution

For more information about Tenant Representation, view What is a Tenant Broker?

Research Services — Our retail brokerage professionals, supported by Cushman & Wakefield’s outstanding domestic and international capabilities in market research and analytics, provide in-depth market intelligence specifically customized for our clients, including:

  • Market and submarket studies
  • Investment trends
  • Demographic and economic trend analyses
  • Real estate forecasts
  • Custom-tailored reports