Recognized as a leader in strategic planning of mixed-use and transit-oriented developments, retail and entertainment centres and resorts. Learn More
We provide our clients with the insight necessary to understand consumer behavior, competition and market demand. Learn More
We identify the unique points of difference that will position your project ahead of the competition. Learn More
We translate the strategic vision and market opportunities into a detailed tenant mix blueprint to facilitate the successful leasing of the project. Learn More
Beyond market feasibility and project economics, our ideas and experience help to create memorable places and generate lasting value for our clients and their communities. Learn More
Thomas Consultants has broad experience and specific expertise developing retail strategies for various development formats. Learn More

Since 1979, Thomas Consultants has helped its clients in both the public and private sectors to transform retail and mixed-use projects into memorable and lasting destinations - places that stir the imagination and generate lasting value for our clients and their communities.

For over 30 years, Thomas Consultants has specialized in retail development planning and strategy to variety of client types in over 50 countries worldwide.

Our focus has always been in the retail sector - whether the project is a mixed-use development, enclosed mall, hybrid centre or open-air 'main street' format, Thomas Consultants is considered as an industry leader and at the forefront of shopping center development trends.


As development strategists that specialize in retail development planning and strategy, we go well beyond project feasibility; we collaborate with our clients and their design teams to best match physical form with market opportunity and constraints. Along with public space, retail is the core or unifying element in any mixed-use project and must be carefully conceived thematically, physically, and analytically, to ensure that it becomes the social and functional heart of the project.

Through rigorous analysis, benchmarking of best practices, and a spirit of discovery and collaboration, Thomas Consultants brings its wealth of international project experience to bear on assignments large and small.

Our expertise and core services include:

  • Assessing Market Opportunities
  • Creating "Unique Points of Difference"
  • Recognizing the Best in Global Trends
  • Positioning Retail Projects to Respond to Market Dynamics
  • Quantifying Revenues and Risks
  • Defining Optimal Retail Strategy
  • Creating Tenant Mix and Merchandising Plan


Our firm has experience in major real estate planning assignments in over 50 countries around the world. Through our international project exposure, we have the ability to share with our clients the global innovations and concepts related to retail and mixed-use development.

This edge allows our clients, who include the world's leading shopping centre developers, owners, operators and designers, to adopt the most current ideas and strategies and maximize the chances of success for their projects over the long term.

Our successful track record over the past 32 years has been based on combining market intelligence, practical solutions and global concepts that fit the context of the Project.