Impacting San Francisco’s retail landscape since 2010, Maven Commercial RealEstate works to curate and enhance entire streets or neighborhoods, ratherthan focusing on individual spaces. While battling the city’s challenging retailenvironment of zoning restrictions and high costs, the company’s locally-basedbrokerage team is able to expertly navigate local needs. By building relationships with owners and neighboring tenants and working with the surroundingcommunity, Maven Commercial Real Estate has rejuvenated challenging areasby replacing vacant, run down space with well-loved, local businesses. In addition to serving as one of San Francisco’s most successful restaurant brokers, thecompany is responsible for opening the first or second location, or first USlocation, for businesses such as Credo Beauty, Shinola, Design Within Reach,Lululemon, Tesla and Diptyique. Its collaborative efforts between brokers havebrought numerous emerging brands to the area within recent years, includingnational brands such as Goop, Allbirds and Supreme, and international brands such as Acne and Bruno Cucinelli. Able to seamlesslytransact with start-up entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations and large corporate clients, the company has arranged more than 250lease transactions with local, regional, national and international organizations. As it improves the integrity of the area, the companyhas also created a diverse workforce. It additionally benefits the city by assisting countless non-profit organizations, recently leasing
40,000 square feet of space to serve the homeless. Its principals remain active in local real estate and civic affairs, and often adviseelected officials and policy makers on industry matters.
Shaping design trends within retail developments for nearly 50 years, NadelArchitects has secured a reputation as a proven thought-leader in the space. Thefirm delivers projects that bring heavy foot traffic, repeat visits and longer stays.
Seeking authenticity, the firm explores each development’s local community andassesses the demographics and psychographics of each stakeholder’s desired consumer, creating an environment that speaks to residents. Its experts deeply understand the ever-evolving complexity of retail and its essential role to delivering anenjoyable destination for people to spend time. Nadel Architects has completedmore than $700 million in work to date while partnering with major nationaldevelopers. The firm served as an early leader in delivering mixed-use communalspace, and was one of the first implementers of urban infill mixed-use retail architecture in the West. The firm has also served as the design team and architect oncountless ground-up and adaptive reuse and retail center projects, delivering walkable gathering spaces among diverse entertainmentoptions in an effort to elevate neighborhoods. Through its developer- and client-centric approach, the firm offers in-depth industryknowledge from initial design concept through construction administration. The firm is additionally committed to integrating energy-saving strategies and sustainability into its plans. The firm has helped shape the culture of thousands of communities through functionaldesigns and innovative architectural contributions, while reinforcing a sense of belonging.
PACIFIC RETAIL CAPITAL PARTNERS
At the forefront of innovation within the sector, retail operating group Pacific Retail Capital Partners leadsthe industry by implementing thoughtful and detailed marketing strategies. Based in Southern California,the premier operator of retail led-properties currently manages more than 10 million square feet of regional,open-air lifestyle and mixed-use centers, with more than $1.5 billion in assets under management. Offeringend-to-end sourcing, assessment, underwriting, valuing, development, marketing and asset management forconsumer real estate, the company repositions retail properties through master-planning and adaptive re-use, crafting unique and compelling visions for each asset in its portfolio. Its work spans successful programming, community competitions and interactive online integrations. The company established a visual publicpresence at its East San Jose’s retail center with The Eastridge Mural Project. It engages the community,solidifying the center as a cultural hub with its commission of the country’s first large-scale mall mural project.
The company has received recognitions from the city for making a lasting impact on the area. The companyalso implemented the now trademarked concept, Taste for the Space, at two of its retail centers; generatinga leasing pipeline of local culinary professionals to compete for free rent and an investment in a sold-out event. Gaining industry tractiondue to the success of its programming, Pacific Retail Capital Partners has spurred similar aspects at retail centers across the nation, asmany REITs and developers incorporate the mix of art, events and community into their plans.