Going Live! In Austin: Retail Live!’s founder talks to REDNews about current trends


After 13 years in commercial real estate in Tampa, Florida, Stacey Gilham made a big move; she packed up and headed to Austin, Texas.

“I underestimated the difficulty moving from one major market to another would present,” she says. “I needed a way to get to know the players in the market as well as to better understand the retailers in Texas, which varied greatly compared to where I had come from.”

The result was Retail Live!, a retail CRE trade event, which Gilham founded in November 2011. The first show was held the next August in Austin.

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