WICHITA — At a time when most commercial brokers would be happy to be making any deals, April Reed of Slawson Cos. is making multiple deals.
“My phone is ringing off the hook,” she says.
So far in the new year, Reed has closed deals for White Dress, Alter Ego Fashions, Complete Nutrition and Picture Perfect to open at NewMarket Square; for Wichita Pilates Group and Zeni to open at the Shops at Tallgrass; and Sport Clips Haircuts to open at Tallgrass Centre.
She has at least one more deal coming this week and possibly a second as well.
“I think there’s a little bit of pent-up demand,” Reed says.
She says the market is more positive now than it has been.
Also, she says, “This time of year is traditionally busy for retail leasing.”
Reed says part of it is being “willing to make some deals, too.”
She adds, though, “We’re not doing any deals that don’t pencil out for us.”