About Gatewood Retail Real Estate
Small business is the lifeblood of every community and the economic fuel for the nation. Independently owned and operated businesses make up 70.0% of commercial enterprise in the U.S. ( 99.4% in Alabama) and keep dollars close to home while creating employment. The value of small business cannot be under-estimated, nor can it be ignored.
Successful retail stores, restaurants and hotels create wealth for stakeholders and expand opportunities for individuals within communities. The success of all consumer business is based first on identifying a premium site that allows for the enterprise to meet goals and objectives.
As a site selection specialist, Gatewood Retail will identify a premier site and negotiate it to completion. Our end game is to offer top notch retail representation to premier businesses that will consistently enhance Alabama economy's. We enjoy working with game changers focused on excellence and results. We Will Be Your Biggest Fan.
Tracy is the Broker / Owner of Gatewood Retail Real Estate and has worked in retail real estate brokerage and retail management for 16 years. She specializes in retail tenant site selection and site selection for developments as well as commercial acquisitions for investors and end users.
Tracy's retail expertise includes experience as an award-winning Marketing Director and Public Relations specialist where her communication skills earned an ICSC Maxi Award in Public Relations for securing 16 million PR impressions for the American Idol / Fox homecoming concert of Alabama native Taylor Hicks and an ICSC Maxi Merit Award in Sales Promotions and Events for the successful execution of Black Friday shopping event; Rockin' Shoppin' Eve.
As a small business owner in Atlanta, she worked with restaurant and retail tenants as an advisor on strategies to increase sales revenue (ROI). Her company, Bottom Line Resources, created cutting edge customer service strategies for Phipps Plaza, Lenox Square, North Point Mall, AmericasMart and the California Gift Show.
Tracy is a member of the Birmingham Association of Realtors, Birmingham Commercial Realtors Council, NAR, AAR, and Birmingham CREW. A graduate of Sweet Briar College in Virginia, she earned a B.A. with Distinction, in Political Economy, with a secondary concentration in International Affairs. https://www.sbc.edu She has also earned the designation of Certified Distance Education Instructor.
In addition to the above industry organizations, she is also active with the following:
The Locker Room: Board of Directors / Officer, Fine menswear and legendary service est. 1964, Tuscaloosa
Alabama Center for Real Estate: Leadership Council 2009 - present
West AL Leadership Prayer Breakfast: Host Committee 2013-present
When not touring clients, Tracy can usually be found at her laptop blogging or posting relevant content to www.facebook.com/GatewoodRetailrealestate. Things she loves: The United States, Galatoire’s restaurant, writing, bible study, spending time with old friends and of course, commercial real estate. Tracy is the author of one book; Doorways of Grace that details her personal testimony.
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