In 2001, United Commercial Realty was contracted by Eckerd Drugs to assist them with their long-term strategy in rolling out the emerging markets within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, reposition under-performing units and roll-out new stores in small Texas markets.
Because they did not have a developer program in place, Eckerd utilized UCR’s real estate services to assist in re-evaluating their marketing strategy in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and middle markets in Texas. UCR assisted Eckerd in evaluating specific trade areas and negotiating sites for prospective new build-to-suits. We subsequently worked with Eckerd-designated new developers in completing the entitlement process in order for the developer to close and then complete the build-to-suit for Eckerd.
Prior to the sale of Eckerd to CVS Pharmacies, UCR assisted in opening 22 prototypical freestanding Eckerd's in their last year in the Dallas/Fort Worth market.
"UCR has been consistently ahead of the curve in showing us emerging markets, both in outlying areas as well as Dallas-Fort Worth, by presenting us development opportunities before competing pad users are aware of them. The unique perspectives each of you bring to the table, coupled with your team approach has been extremely instrumental in our attaining our new site development goals."
Senior Director of Real Estate