IFA Gets in on Matchmaking

The International Franchise Association (IFA) and the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) have recently launched a new online portal.


IFA Gets in on Matchmaking

This online portal designed to streamline franchise companies seeking locations and real estate landlords and brokers looking for retailers to fill open space.

Locations a click away

The matchmaking database (www.icsc.org/ifa) is accessible to thousands of retail and real estate professionals online, daily and for free, where both parties can post their need for and availability of space. The searchable database filters properties by location, size, ownership/management, and demographic information, making it easier to list and find ideal locations.

“This new tool will help link new franchise developments with available real estate, thereby escalating the pace at which businesses are coming to market and speeding up the creation of new jobs,” says Steve Caldeira, IFA president and CEO.

Tracy Lee Nicol
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Tracy-Lee Nicol is the managing editor of Franchise Zone Magazine and deputy editor of Entrepreneur Magazine. She studied her Masters degree in Art History and Visual Culture at Rhodes University and spent the next two years working and travelling in Asia. Her love of people, business and teaching is reflected in telling the stories of entrepreneurs, franchisees and franchisors, inspiring others to take the leap to being their own boss and bringing about positive change in South Africa.

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