We've been privileged to work with many leading retailers over the years. Here's what some of them had to say about Think Retail.
For the past 5 years, Think Retail has carried out our mandates to perfection. Tony has developed and implemented our real estate strategy and has secured top locations throughout Canada. Further, our move into new markets such as Toronto, Edmonton, Whistler, Montreal…etc was strongly supported and facilitated by Think Retail’s extensive data research. They have provided us with comp sales for all of our co-tenants in all projects. Such information has enabled us to accurately benchmark our performance and prepare our budgets. As we are growing aggressively in Canada, the insight and expertise provided by Tony and his team, continues to be invaluable. Tony has also worked tirelessly to build brand awareness within the targeted real estate community, and his personal and professional commitment towards our brand has greatly elevated Lolë’s profile with all major Canadian landlords.Tony has leveraged Think Retail’s resources nationally and has left no stone un-turned to ensure our success.
- Lole - Isabelle Mille (V.P. Retail & Marketing)
Our Canadian entry plan was developed and set in to action by Think Retail with a level of professionalism that is hard matched in the industry. Their recommendations and efforts helped us establish a concise target list that acted as our company real estate bible. Meetings with key shopping centre holders were just the starting point. They went on to filter out all the noise and negotiate the financial terms on behalf of our interests. Partially thanks to our strategic placement, our stores have exceeded our initial expectations and continue perform. Today, Think Retail remains an active associate in meeting our orientation needs, delivering vital information and resources that are the backbone of our relationship.
- Fossil - Bob Higgins (VP New Store Development)
Think Retail has been instrumental in the implementation of ICE’s Canadian real estate strategy. Their relationship with Canadian landlords was extensive and this allowed us to quickly expand our Canadian real estate portfolio into markets and shopping centers that we were unable to open our own. In turn, we were able to lease a number of sites in top performing locations all over Canada. Tony and his team continue to be a key element in our Canadian success and provides us with a high level of service, professionalism and integrity. Think Retail continues to exceed expectations as we expand our mandate and pave the way to seeing the partnership grow in the years to come.
- International Currency Exchange - Shamir Desai (Director)
Tony has been Bizou’s exclusive Canadian broker for 14 years, remaining our longest standing client relationship, built on excellent rapport and mutual respect. As a real estate partner, they negotiated over 150 leases for Bizou and continue to manage and negotiate all of our lease renewals in addition to securing new locations for growth. As lead negotiator in the company’s restructuring plan 3 years ago, Tony tenaciously negotiated store closures and rent relief efforts, helping us save a great deal of money and jobs. Our company is now looking to open new stores in the New Year and continues to rely on Tony's expertise and devotion.
- Bizou – Marcel Labrecque (Owner)
Based in Vancouver I was reluctant to hire someone from Montreal, but Tony was incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of Canadian real estate and he worked tirelessly to bring Pinkberry to Canada. From the beginning he was upfront about what he could do for us and his work exceeded our expectations. He met with top real estate representatives and landlords at various malls and retail centres, interviewed and researched the competition, and created a thorough analysis of North America’s obsession with our product. He executed Pinkberry’s real estate market entry program into Canada to perfection. Furthermore, he was tenacious while securing all of our primary targets at below market rents. Think Retail has been a great resource, one that we consult on a daily basis.
- Pinkberry - Ken Thicke (Area Franchisor)
Think Retail has been a great strategic resource in establishing a Le Creuset company store presence in the Canadian market. Tony’s close relationship with all key commercial landlords, combined with an intuitive understanding of our requirements has allowed us to progress quickly in realizing our goals. He has provided numerous options that allow us to find locations that represent our brand where our consumers shop. Additionally, we appreciate that Tony has great passion for what he does that makes him a tireless advocate for our brand and our brand mission in Canada.
- Le Creuset - Alex Campbell (Director Creative Development)
Working in tandem for seven years, American Apparel and Think Retail have developed a very strong relationship and secured spots all across Canada. Access to prime mall retail points was not without its difficulty as Canadian malls have very limited availabilities and we wanted to enter the malls very fast .American Appare operates most of their stores on streets so Tony helped us on diferent aspects other then leasing to assure our success . While working with Tony we successfully secured spots in many of Canada's top performing malls, such as Yorkdale, Market Mall, Sherway Gardens, Carrefour Laval...etc. Furthermore, our mall stores went on to be featured in several retail design publications and are all top performers for the company.
- American Apparel – Dan Abenhaim (Director of Real Estate)
In just over two years, Chop Crazy has grown to eight units around the Province of Quebec. Tony was with us from the beginning: in the development stage, pushing us forward when we needed motivation, and just being there, ready to answer all of our questions and concerns. When it comes to CC, no real estate broker or agent could possibly be more proactive, aggressive, and passionate working on behalf of our dream.
- Chop Crazy – Ralph Pulice (Owner)
C&E has leveraged our nine-year relationship with Tony into a collaborative, reliable, and steadfast instrument to our continued success. We use Think Retail on all real estate related matters, trusting them with all tasks and mandates: new stores, renewals, relocations, downsizing, and store closures.
- Crabtree & Evelyn – Rob Ditchfield (President)