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Bobby Boone

Bobby Boone

Founder & Chief Strategist

&Access

With nearly a decade of experience immersed in retail real estate, Bobby is impassioned about empowering engaged tenants, developers, and cities to create community-serving retail. He ensures the viability and sustainability of retail environments with tailored solutions that draw on his market analysis, planning, and strategic merchandising expertise. 

Prior to founding &Access, Bobby led a citywide effort to attract and maintain small businesses in Detroit and tackled wide-ranging retail challenges as a senior strategist at Streetsense—from repositioning Fortune 500 brands and malls of yesteryear to crafting expansion strategies for emerging brands and commercial corridors.  Bobby shares his love of retail with others as a University of Maryland and Harvard University lecturer and speaker at conferences across the nation. He received a Bachelor of Science in architecture from Florida A&M University and a Master of Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati. He holds certifications from the American Institute of Certified Planners and LEED-Neighborhood Development.

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  • Contains 17 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/22/2022 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

    With a focus on small-scale, community serving retail, this course explores the ways in which the pandemic highlighted the value of essential, small businesses in our communities. Prior to the pandemic, these businesses fueled expansion opportunities while many national brands contracted. Beyond tenanting opportunities, community serving retail serves as a value-add amenity, and infrastructure to the neighborhood. Reaching the goal of tenanting with small businesses require an artful strategy rooted in market conditions and physical opportunities.

  • Contains 13 Component(s)

    With a focus on small-scale, community serving retail, this course explores the ways in which the pandemic highlighted the value of essential, small businesses in our communities. Prior to the pandemic, these businesses fueled expansion opportunities while many national brands contracted. Beyond tenanting opportunities, community serving retail serves as a value-add amenity, and infrastructure to the neighborhood. Reaching the goal of tenanting with small businesses require an artful strategy rooted in market conditions and physical opportunities.