Launching your first location?

Whether you're opening your very first store or restaurant, or ready to expand, you deserve a professional who has not just the expertise, but the commitment to be your strategic partner throughout the process. More...


Are you an established retailer or restaurateur?

With over 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, the team at A STORE IS BORN, INC. is well connected in the market. Knowledge and negotiating power is what you deserve, expect and will receive with our expertise. More...

When I began my career as a retail real estate specialist over 25 years ago, I took a course with the International Council of Shopping Centers: The Basics of Retailing for Shopping Center Personnel. I remember thinking: Retailing is not easy!

I acknowledge my mentor, Hans French, a former Vice President of Ayers Department Stores, who helped me understand the hard and “soft” facts of retailing and translate this knowledge into leasing shopping centers with synergism. He taught me to estimate gross sales by counting merchandise and including inventory turns. He emphasized the importance of understanding each retailer’s business and the formulas for calculating rent factors.

Retailing is not for the faint of heart! It is for the most passionate, creative and Intelligent: YOU!!! I have the greatest respect for you and your mission and I am proud and honored to assist you.

Mira D. Bergen