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Retail

Partner to Empower

Applications are now open!

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Partner to Empower Program Overview

Brookfield Properties is committed to partnering with, empowering, and providing resources for Black- and minority-owned businesses.

Partner to Empower is a program dedicated to addressing and breaking down the systemic racial barriers that members of our communities face.

We will invest $25 million through 2025 to help Black and minority business owners open brick-and-mortar stores in our malls by providing:

  • One-on-one business planning and guidance
  • Networking opportunities and resources
  • Funding dedicated to store construction expenses
  • A tailored, four-week Retail Workshop led by industry experts


It is our goal to bring more diversity to our shopping centers and help support equity within our industry.

 

Our program at a glance

40

states launched

123

businesses attended the Retail Workshop

44

stores open or under construction

Applications are now open!

Partner to Empower is now accepting applications for these select properties starting September 14. Sign up for our emails to stay up to date on the latest news, openings, application windows, and more.

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September 14

Applications open

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October 14

Applications close

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November 4

Final selection

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January 23

Retail Workshop starts

 

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February 17

Retail Workshop ends

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Ongoing
Marketing support and build-outs

Is this program right for you?

We’re looking for Black- or minority-owned businesses that:

  • Are interested in opening a store within the Brookfield Properties U.S. mall portfolio.
  • Have the correct funding to support their business operations and inventory outside of the funding that the program provides for store build-out expenses.  
  • Want to sign a license agreement — ideally for a minimum of two years.
  • Are available to attend the Retail Workshop.

Funding

Partner to Empower funding is specifically for the expenses associated with the build-out and construction of a physical store within a Brookfield Properties mall. For full funding details visit our FAQ page.

Retail Workshop

Our four-week virtual Retail Workshop is a master class on all things business and brick-and-mortar retail. Led by industry experts, the workshop will cover topics such as building business plans, business banking, marketing, staffing, store operations, leadership, and more — and the best part: it’s free for accepted applicants.

Ready to get started?

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