TRC TIMELINE

History

Steve Lieberman and Alan Shor joined together in the summer of 2003 with a shared vision to build a company that would embody their high standards and team-oriented approach. On January 2, 2004, they launched The Retail Connection, L.P. [“TRC”], immediately attracting and engaging top professionals throughout the industry.
 
TRC combined Lieberman’s strategic vision with Shor’s operating and management strengths. Within six months, TRC was a full-service retail real estate services and investment firm, had attracted two dozen of the industry’s top players, represented over 40 retail chains & approximately 4 million square feet of property listings. The Company quickly expanded its infrastructure with seasoned professionals, state-of-the-art research, technology, and its knowledge-driven platform. Today, the firm represents over 250 retail and restaurant chains as clients and partners including JC Penney, Bed Bath & Beyond, buy buy Baby, The Sports Authority, Nordstrom Rack, Equinox, JoAnn’s, and JP Morgan Chase – more retailers than its competition combined. TRC’s retail clients are the primary catalysts for the company’s business model and are truly partners in the business.
 
On the project side, TRC represents many of the leading investment companies in the business. Currently, TRC has over 30 million square feet of retail project assignments, including over 4 million square feet of its own projects with another 3+ million square feet in the development pipeline. In addition to tenant and landlord representation, TRC completes its end-to-end resources through its four investment divisions: Connected Development Services, Connected Acquisition Services, Connected Management Services and Connected Capital.
 
Connected Development Services facilitates tenant-driven, ground-up development. Connected Acquisitions Services buys and repositions existing retail properties. Connected Management provides landlords and institutional owners with a highly qualified management and marketing team in overseeing their property and investment.  Connected Capital arranges financing, operating, and strategic planning for regional and national retailers’ growth plans, including roll out and expansion capital, as well as merchant banking services. 
 
Our Awards:
2003
DBJ Largest Retail Leases 15 of 25
 
2004
DBJ Largest Retail Leases 11 of 25
DBJ 11 Heavy Hitters
 
2005
DBJ Best Place to Work DFW
DBJ Largest Commercial Real Estate Brokerages
DBJ 11 Heavy Hitters
 
2006
DBJ Best Place to Work DFW
DBJ Best New Retail Hospitality Development: Arlington Highlands
DBJ Largest Commercial Real Estate Brokerages
DBJ Largest Commercial Real Estate Developers
DBJ Largest Retail Leases 11 of 25
DBJ 11 Heavy Hitters
 
2007
DBJ Best Place to Work DFW
SMU COX Dallas 100 Fastest Growing Companies
DBJ Best New Retail Leases: Equinox
DBJ Largest Commercial Real Estate Brokerages
DBJ Largest Commercial Real Estate Developers
DBJ Largest Retail Leases 12 of 25
DBJ 16 Heavy Hitters
 
2008
DBJ Largest Commercial Real Estate Brokerages
DBJ Largest Commercial Real Estate Developers
DBJ Largest Commercial Construction Projects: Arlington Highlands East 
DBJ Largest Retail Leases 4 of 25
DBJ 15 Heavy Hitters
Ernst & Young Finalist for Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Southwest Area
SMU COX Dallas 100 Fastest Growing Companies
 
2009
DCEO Top Breakout Brokers: Steve Lieberman
DBJ Best Place to Work DFW
DBJ Largest Commercial Real Estate Brokerages
DBJ Largest Commercial Real Estate Developers
DBJ Largest Retail Leases 4 of 25
DBJ 11 Heavy Hitters
NTCAR Stemmons Service Award: Steve Lieberman
 
2010
Dallas Morning News Top 100 Places to Work DFW
DBJ Largest Commercial Real Estate Brokerages
DBJ Largest Commercial Real Estate Developers
DBJ Largest Retail Leases 5 of 25 DBJ 12 Heavy Hitters
 
2011
DBJ Largest Commercial Real Estate Brokerages
DBJ Largest Retail Leases 8 of 25
DBJ Retail Deal of the Year: Village on the Parkway
DBJ 2 Heavy Hitters
 
2012
DBJ Largest Commercial Real Estate Brokerages
DBJ Largest Tenant Representation 11th
DBJ Largest Retail Leases 12 of 25
 
2013
DCEO Best Retail Deal: Top Golf in the Colony
DCEO Best Retail Deal, Finalist: Nordstrom Rack, Gallery On The Parkway
DCEO Best Redevelopment: Village on the Parkway
DCEO Executive Team of the Year, Finalist: Steve Lieberman & Alan Shor DCEO Broker of the Year, Finalist: Steve Lieberman
DCEO Power Brokers:Steve Greenberg, Steve Lieberman, John Mathes,Terry Syler, Mitch Traub, Jeremy Zidell
DCEO Top 25 Commercial Real Estate Brokerages in DFW 17th
DBJ Best Real Estate Deal: Top Golf in The Colony
DBJ Top Retail Brokers: Steve Lieberman, Jeremy Zidell
DBJ Sale of the Year, Finalist: Arlington Highlands
DBJ Largest Tenant Representation Firms 11th
DBJ Largest Commercial Real Estate Developers 9th
DBJ Largest Commercial Real Estate Brokerages 17th
DBJ Largest Retail Leases 9 of 25
DBJ 8 Heavy Hitters
HBJ Best Real Estate Deal: Top Golf
HBJ Heavy Hitters: David Stukalin
 
2014
DCEO Executive Team of the Year, Finalist: Steve Lieberman & Alan Shor
DCEO Power Brokers: Steve Lieberman, Steve Greenberg, John Mathes, Terry Syler, Mitch Traub, Jeremy Zidell
DCEO Top 25 Retail Real Estate Brokerages 4th
DBJ Largest Commercial Real Estate Brokerages 6th
DBJ Largest Retail Leases 6 of 25
DBJ Largest Tenant Representation Firms 8th
DBJ 7 Heavy Hitters
ABJ Heavy Hitters Award
Real Estate Forum Tomorrow’s Leaders: Jeremy Zidell
 
2015
DCEO Broker of the Year Award, Finalist: Steve Lieberman
DCEO Best Commercial Property Sale, Finalist: Village on the Parkway
DCEO Best Retail Lease, Finalist: Bed Bath & Beyond Southlake
DBJ Real Estate CFO of the Year: Doug Nash
DBJ Largest Retail Leases 2 of 25
DBJ Largest Tenant Representation 8th
 
2016
DCEO Best Retail Transaction of the Year: Tony Filley for Costco
DCEO Executive Team of the Year, Finalist: Steve Lieberman & Alan Shor
DCEO Broker of the Year, Finalist: Jeremy Zidell
DCEO Power Brokers: Jeremy Zidell, Brandon Trimble, Mitch Traub, Terry Syler, Jenny Reynolds, Jack Weir, Steve Greenberg
DCEO Dallas 500: Steve Lieberman 
DBJ Largest Tenant Representation 8th
DBJ Largest Commercial Real Estate Brokerages 3rd
DBJ Largest Commercial Real Estate Developers 3rd
DBJ Largest Retail Leases in DFW 8 of 25
ABJ Largest Retail Property Management Firm 3rd
ABJ Largest Commercial Retail Brokerages
Chain Store Age Magazine One to Watch Award: Jeremy Zidell