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AN EXCITING TIME IN RETAIL

May 2024

The first few months of 2024 have passed in a flash, and the pace shows little sign of abating. Don’t get me wrong, we’re certainly not complaining. Our pipeline of retail development work is fully in place for the months ahead, and the future looks equally good – for which we’re very grateful.

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Gavin Tagg: CEO of Retail Network Services

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A GREAT RETAIL OPPORTUNITY

September 2023

Gavin Tagg, CEO of RNS, was part of the panel which selected five businesses to each open a store in a mall owned by Exemplar: rent-free for a year and supported by expert mentorship. What an opportunity! Lekau Sehoana, Founder of lifestyle sneaker brand, Drip, was also a judge, as were Asanda Maqabula, Founder of Chicken Bar, and Jason McCormick, CEO of Exemplar and McCormick Properties.


It’s a great opportunity to help bridge the gap between malls that are established in townships and backyard businesses which have potential. CONGRATULATIONS to the selected businesses – a bakery, a sneaker brand, a clothing business, a smart farming initiative and a ‘kota sandwich’ business. “We look forward to welcoming you to the world of formal retail and helping you build a future!” says Gavin.

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Gavin Tagg with Lekau Sehoana, Founder of lifestyle sneaker brand, Drip

PROJECT WATCH: NEWMARKET LIFESTYLE CENTRE, ALBERTON 

This article was published in Architect and Builder: July 2023

Newmarket Lifestyle Centre, a 35,000m² lifestyle centre located on the corner of Heidelberg Road and Ring Road East in Alberton, will bring even more modern retail
‘flavour’ to the busy Newmarket Precinct when it opens in 2024.

Developers Rejem-Linton(Nedbank), in conjunction with Jonker Evolution, aims to offer outstanding convenience shopping as well as value branded fashion outlets, a
strong homeware category and a selection of popular eateries at this modern lifestyle centre. Retail Network Services has been appointed as retail strategist and
leasing specialist on the project.

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“...tried-and-trusted developers and experienced retail strategists choose to break ground near busy CBDs time and time again.” 

Article published in Asset: June 2023

Read an interesting unpacking of the economic power of CBDs – even if they are rundown and somewhat chaotic – by our CEO Gavin Tagg. In the June issue of Asset magazine he writes that developing a new shopping centre alongside CBDs can pay enormous dividends for retailers.

 

Follow the link to the full article:  https://assetmag.co.za/issue115/index.html?page=226

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GETTING TOWNSHIP RETAIL RIGHT - Part 2 

Article by Gavin Tagg: CEO of RNS

Published on LinkedIn on 15th November 2022

At RNS we’ve operated in the township retail sector for many years, and in the insights I shared with you last week (‘Getting Township Retail Right Part 1’), I emphasised the importance of offering quality product in a quality environment.

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Article by Gavin Tagg: CEO of RNS

Published on LinkedIn on 9 November 2022 

GETTING TOWNSHIP RETAIL RIGHT - Part 1 

This time last week, my team and I were at Elim Mall in Limpopo celebrating the launch of a fantastic new extension. What a wonderful day! The next day we were at sparkling new Hebron Mall in North West to see our handpicked tenant mix doing everyone proud: great shopfronts, stunning interiors, appealing merchandise and staff armed with huge smiles and heaps of energy. Top-quality retail in a top-quality environment was on show for all the world to see.

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Article published in Shopping SA: October  2022

RNS - CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

When Gavin Tagg established Retail Network Services as a retail strategy and specialist leasing company in 1992, he brought extensive experience in the industry, as well as a strongly instinctive feel for retail, to his work. That instinct seemed ‘embedded’ in his DNA, and John McCormick of McCormick Property Development sheds some light on the matter.

“My earliest recollections of Retail Network Services begin with Gavin Tagg’s mother. She worked with the JD Group, and was my go-to person in my early days as a developer, when she and I did all the leasing.”  

John continues: “Our relationship with Retail Network Services goes back many years.  We continue to work with Gavin and enjoy his skillset and understanding of the business of retail.  It has been a pleasure to work with him and Retail Network Services.”

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GAVIN TAGG OF RNS:

30 YEARS AS A RETAIL ROCKSTAR

Article published in Asset: September 2022

In celebration of RNS’s 30th birthday, our ‘retail rockstar’ CEO Gavin Tagg was interviewed in the September 2022 issue of Asset - SA’s leading commercial property magazine. Click the link to read the whole article on Page 82.
https://lnkd.in/d6sWbctA

 

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