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Steven A. Lieberman

Steven A. Lieberman

The Retail Connection

Steven A. Lieberman is CEO and co-chairman of The Retail Connection LP, a real estate advisory, brokerage, investment, and management firm exclusively focused on retail. The company represents more than 250 leading retail and restaurant chains and 25 million square feet of space, and operates investment services platforms including Connected Development, Connected Acquisition, and Connected Capital. 

Stories by Steven A. Lieberman

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Commercial Real Estate

CRE Opinion: Information Transformation

As an industry, we must continue to invest in the foundation on which this infrastructure is built.
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Commercial Real Estate

CRE Opinion: No Substitute for Experience

Technology has always had a disruptive impact on the retail industry and been a catalyst for major transformations.
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Business

CRE Opinion: Business Cycle or Total Change?

Regardless of the answer, we should always be aware and responsive to the dynamics of the market.
Commentary

Steve Lieberman: Great Co’s

Great companies are cognizant that everything is connected and cumulative. Connections are the cornerstone to accessing unique capacity that can effectively be leveraged into exponential results.
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Stories by Steven A. Lieberman

Retail

Steve Lieberman: Change is Not Just Important—It Mobilizes Us to Be Better

In today’s omni-channel world, many retailers will need to reestablish the role and function of their stores to differentiate their business and leverage their physical advantages. Retail developers clearly must do the same with shopping centers.
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Retail

Steve Lieberman: Nothing New on the Road to Success

Whatever we do to remain on the front edge of the tech curve, the inefficient aspects of our business will remain our most valuable means of differentiating ourselves. We must continue to listen intently to our customers, understand their key objectives, and deliver above and beyond their expectations.
Retail

Steve Lieberman: Retail in Reality [and in Real Time]

Why would you choose either/or, when you can have both? In reality, we often have to make that choice. In retail, we don’t. I don’t think that it's a coincidence that the word “retail” is embedded in the words “reality” and “real time." Retail has always been a dynamic industry, as retailers must constantly adapt and many times reinvent themselves. In fact, responsively developing its brand and delivery systems is critical to essentially every retailer’s success.
Retail

Steve Lieberman: Facing Up to Retailers’ Internet Realities

Many leading retailers, such as Bed Bath & Beyond now consider the Internet their biggest store. Retailers are finding that their digital and physical strategies are not competitive, but rather complement one another, increasing their sales and lowering their costs, as their online and offline strategies become seamless.
Retail

Steve Lieberman: Getting Smaller is Getting Bigger

There is no question that "bigger is better" is at the heart of capitalism. However, as growth retailers continue to adapt to an environment with little to no new space coming online, we are seeing new concept stores and prototypes being developed to meet the available space in targeted markets.
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