Centers Business Management sponsors second annual Retail Live Los Angeles trade show at the Costa Mesa Hilton
West Covina, CA – National retail trade organization, Retail Live, held their second annual Los Angeles marketplace trade show on April 2nd, at the Orange County Hilton hotel in Costa Mesa. Centers Business Management (CBM) joined an elite group of leading Southern California Commercial Real Estate related organizations, including France Media (Western Real Estate Business), Jones Lang LaSalle, NewMark Merrill, Festival Companies and CAM Services, among others, in sponsoring the show. This also marks the second time CBM has sponsored the event.
Differing from most CRE trade shows, Retail Live is a tenant’s only showcase. The event featured 70 booths hosted by over A+ national and regional tenants. The show is specifically designed for Brokers, Landlords, Municipal Representatives and Vendors to court tenants. By considerably narrowing the field, the show not only allows brokers to zero in on tenants for whom they have ideally suited space, but also lays the ground work to foster future relationships.
“By strictly catering to tenants and eliminating all the brokerages and vendors vying for attention, the show has a much less formal, more relaxed feel. And it really seems to loosen people up and get them talking,” offers CBM’s West LA Leasing Director, Geoff Grossman. “I spoke at length with a tenant who’s familiar with one of CBM’s longtime landlords and even one of CBM’s founders. That’s not typical of CRE trade shows. Even better, I walked away with four legit leads — best money I’ve spent all year!” Grossman says in closing.
“Retail Live is a great way for agents to learn about the marketplace and build their personal business, in addition to meeting tenants and general networking. And the tenant only setting genuinely facilitates deal making opportunities,” says CBM President, Rick Rivera. “I would recommend future Retail Live events to any leasing agent who wants to get ahead in retail leasing,” Rivera states in relationship to CBM’s continued sponsorship of Retail Live Los Angeles.
To find out more about Retail Live, visit them online at www.RetailLive.com. For more information about CBM and its Retail Property Management & Leasing services, please contact Rick Rivera at 310.575.1517 x201, firstname.lastname@example.org.