The International Franchise Association (IFA) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) have launched a new online matchmaking portal designed to streamline franchise companies seeking real estate and landlords and brokers looking for retailers to fill open space, the groups announced today.
The ICSC/IFA Matchmaking Database (www.icsc.org/ifa) can be accessed by thousands of retail and real estate professionals online daily. Retailers can post their need for space and landlords and brokers can post available retail space. The searchable databases contain available retail properties by location, size, ownership/management and demographic information.
Retailers can list their need for space using common fields including, size of property, scope of business, space needed (type of shopping center), demographics, and other parameters. All active ICSC and IFA members may post all their available properties and space needs for FREE and can use the website at any time.
Listings on the site are secure and members provide continuous updates so they remain timely. The site is located at www.icsc.org/ifa.
Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 55,000 members in over 90 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. As the global industry trade association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world. For more information, visit www.icsc.org.