Cultivating Relationships


Vital to shopping center leasing and development.

Our History

What began in 1988 as an informal meeting of a few mall-based land parcel developers has evolved today into the Retail Developer’s Forum. We specialize in cultivating relationships, opportunities and information vital to shopping center leasing and development.  We are more than 100 members strong with experience in every facet of shopping center and peripheral land development – from big box, to start-ups to lifestyle commercial retail centers throughout the country.

Our Members

As the peripheral land industry has evolved, so has the mix of our membership. Our members encompass decades of deal-making experience from working within national powerhouse retail companies. We also value the fresh vision and practices contributed by our entrepreneurial members. Access to this unique blend of collective wisdom enables our Retail Developer’s Forum to more effectively tackle the day-to-day obstacles and issues that routinely arise in shopping center and peripheral land deals.