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Surge Retail International and Think Retail Form Strategic Alliance

May 05, 2010

American retail real estate advisors and brokers Surge Retail International will be teaming up  with Canadian counterpart Think Retail, with an eye on the North American market.

Retail real estate experts Surge Retail International and Think Retail have formed a strategic alliance for the North American market. The partnership, will see the two companies sharing and leveraging assets, information, resources and client bases, with the hope of gaining a larger audience.

The strategic alliance is well timed, as the global economic downturn has seen numerous US apparel retailers (such as Victoria’s Secret, Brooks Brothers, and Forever 21) expand into Canada. In fact, throughout the American retail industry, Canadian expansion is increasingly considered an effective counter to dwindling American growth, one that is safer and easier than a move to Europe or Asia.

The alliance between Surge Retail International and Think Retail positions both companies at the forefront of the retail real estate industry, creating unique continent-wide opportunities for both companies and their clients.

Surge Retail International, which is based in Massachusetts, specializes in retail tenant representation, US site selection and procurement, US strategic expansion planning, with a focus on European retailers looking to develop their business in the North American market. Current clients include All Saints, , DC Shoe, Swarovski, and Quiksilver, among others.

Montreal-based Think Retail is a real estate broker catering to international and national retailers expanding in Canada, and specializing in retail tenant representation, Canadian market entry strategies\strategic planning, Canadian site selection, and retail acquisitions. Current clients include American Apparel, Fossil, Le Creuset, and Crabtree & Evelyn, among others.