MDC’s approach to Mall leasing is best defined as “Identifying merchandise and service voids in the center and surrounding retail corridor”. By truly understanding the potential sales for any given merchandise or service category, MDC’s leasing group can indentify unaddressed customer demand and develop a short list of businesses who are best suited to meet the needs of the trade area, whether they be national, regional or local. Each property management staff is empowered and expected to know their market, their regional and local: retailers, office users, and service businesses, and encourage entrance into the mall business community at a pace that is comfortable for each business. Opportunities begin with as little as in mall advertising or short term displays, and go all the way to long term leasing for those seeking to make significant investments in their business growth as a function of joining the Mall business community on a permanent basis. Business incubation services are available as well to assist new entrepreneurs in their initial business launches and guide them through the critical first stages. The corporate leasing staff maintains relationships with all leading tenants of all types on a national and superregional level. Corporate leasing support is always available to assist the Mall management teams at any stage of the process whether it be proposing or closing…
MDC looks for ways each property can be truly distinct and different than it’s competition. To that end MDC Malls may take on theme’s that focus on a major category of merchandise or price point. Again...Each mall is tailored to the market and it’s individual needs and demands…unlike the REITS where a nationally homogenized mix of Mall Shops and Anchor Tenants comes in a one size and price fits all format.