“Family Dollar, a juggernaut of expansion in recent years, has announced plans to close 370 of its 8,100 stores in the second half of 2014 and slow its new store growth beginning in 2015 to 350-400 new stores per year, down from 525 new stores in fiscal 2014.”
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By Rob Samtmann
Managing Principal of Equity Retail Brokers – Specializing in Tenant Representation and Leasing
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Robert L. Samtmann, Jr.
I have been active in the commercial real estate industry as a Tenant Representation Broker or Landlord Representation Broker in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area since 1995. I started with the company in 1997 and am now a managing Principal with Equity Retail Brokers.
In my career at Equity Retail Brokers, I have been fortunate to work with retailers including Starbucks, Verizon Wireless, Burger King, Halloween City, Blue Pearl, Banfield Pet Hospital, C2 Education, Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill, Kids Empire, Hapik, ServiceKing, Shop Rite Supermarkets, Shoe Carnival, Gander Mountain, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Babies R Us/Toys R Us, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Friday’s, Party City, Pep Boys, Firestone, FedEx, Movie Tavern, Pittsburgh Paints, Visions Federal Credit Union, Pet Supplies Plus, Quaker Steak & Lube, Wendy’s, PDQ, Wells Fargo, Travinia, Rite Aid, Alton Lane, Empire Beauty, Arby’s, PNC Bank, Lou Lou Boutique, Pet Valu, Primrose Schools, Red Robin, Applebee’s, Lime Fresh, Pancheros, Outback Steakhouse, Ruby Tuesday, TGI Friday’s, STS Tire, Noah’s, Oportun, Grassroots, Expedia, Ten Thousand Villages, Sleep Number, Sherwin Williams, and Kindercare.
Some of my landlord representation clients have included Kimco, RREEF (pension fund advisor), AEW (pension fund advisor), Steve Guttman (former President of Federal Realty), Audubon Land Development, Gambone Development, CW Capital Asset Management, and Excess Space.