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About Us

Maximizing the value of commercial real estate assets.

Direct Retail Partners, formerly Direct Development, is a privately held and operated commercial retail real estate firm founded in 1997. We offer a specialized team that has extensive experience in the development, operations and marketing of shopping centers. We offer a unique set of services designed to address the most difficult issues facing today’s shopping center owners. We find solutions that provide the keys to unlocking value. At a time when change and volatility continue to be the backdrop for many difficult decisions, Direct Retail Partners is finite in its focus to provide all the necessary resources and experience to assist our partners in maximizing the value of their commercial retail assets.


We find the solutions that are key in unlocking value.

  • Extensive knowledge of market conditions.
  • Unique proficiency to be able to identify value in currently underrated assets.
  • Underwriting and decision-making is not influenced, mitigated, or compromised by capital deployment concerns, legacy asset issues or the generation of management fees.
  • Ability to create the best merchandising mix to maximize profitability.
  • Long standing relationships with partners, clients, tenants, lenders, and municipalities.