Providing Intelligent Market and Location Strategies for the Retail and Real Estate Industry

Carlson & Associates provides comprehensive research, analysis, and advisory services to retailers, shopping center owners and developers, asset managers, leasing operations, private investment and equity capital firms, real estate investment trusts, and commercial brokers. Areas of professional expertise include:


  • Site Selection and Evaluation
  • Market Potential Assessment
  • Feasibility Analysis of Proposed New Projects
  • Feasibility Analysis of Repositioned Projects
  • Sales Modeling and Forecasting
  • Store Prototype Evaluation
  • Market Prioritization and Strategy Optimization
  • Retail Merger and Acquisition Assessment
  • Business Strategy Assessment
  • Market Expansion and/or Repositioning Strategies
  • Real Estate Acquisition and/or Disposition Strategies
  • Retail Portfolio and Tenant Mix Evaluation
  • Mixed-use Development Potential Analysis
  • Expert Witness Testimony


The Carlson & Associates team offers over 75 years of research, analysis, and strategy planning experience. We have conducted research in all major and most smaller metropolitan markets in all 50 U.S. states. We have also carried out comprehensive market entry strategy analysis efforts in Canada, in Puerto Rico, as well as in over fifteen Caribbean countries.