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July 04 , 2008

Named Finalist for E & Y Entrepreneur of the Year

Named Finalist for E & Y Entrepreneur of the Year

October 1st, 2008- Lieberman and 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 160 retail and restaurant clients including JC Penney, Gap, Bed Bath & Beyond, The Sports Authority, Circuit City, Equinox, JoAnn’s, Houston’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 16.5 million square feet of retail project assignments, including over 2 million square feet of its own developments. In addition to tenant and landlord representation, TRC completes its end-to-end resources through its three investment divisions: Connected Development Services, Connected Acquisition Services and Connected Capital. Connected Development Services facilitates tenant-driven, ground-up development. Connected Acquisitions Services buys and repositions existing retail properties and 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. The Company has received recognition as one of DFW’s Best Places to Work in 2005 and 2006; Fastest Growing Companies in 2007; Largest Commercial Real Estate Brokerages in 2005, 2006 and 2007; DFW’s Largest Commercial Developer for 2006 and 2007; and Best New Retail Hospitality Development for 2006 -- 800,000 square foot Arlington Highlands.
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