BIG RED DOG Proudly Sponsors Retail Live! Austin 2013

August 9, 2013 by Will Schnier P.E.

Retail Live! is back in Austin on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. BIG RED DOG is the Entertainment Sponsor for the event, which provides a unique opportunity for brokers, landlords, developers, and other land use professionals to meet retailers one-on-one.

Last year’s inaugural RetailLiveevent attracted 100 national and local retailers, and this year’s event is building upon that success with more than 120 retailers already registered. Retail Live! is not your ordinary networking opportunity. Yes, there is the usual exhibit part of the program. However, the main difference is that only retailers are allowed to have an exhibit at the Retail Live! trade show. This allows attendees to present their projects or services to retailers actively expanding in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Also, it is laid back just like Austin. Attire is casual; meetings are impromptu; and the ambiance is festive. After the exhibit portion wraps up, the entertainment segment kicks in featuring Austin’s own Bob Schneider.BobSchneider-02-big

Registrants for Retail Live! receive a Trade Book with each participating retailer’s site specifications, areas of expansion in the Southwest and Gulf South regions, and real estate contact information (and broker when applicable). This is one of the biggest benefits in that retailers and their real estate partners have the opportunity to offer their contact information and site-specific criteria to hundreds of people in less than a full day’s work. It provides for a very productive and efficient format.

For more information and to register, please visit the Retail Live! web site.

Written by Will Schnier P.E.

Will Schnier P.E.

Will Schnier is the Chief Executive Officer of BIG RED DOG Engineering | Consulting. Will received his BSCE from Purdue University and co-founded BIG RED DOG Engineering and Consulting in 2009. Since starting the firm in 2009, BIG RED DOG has grown to over 100 team members with offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. BIG RED DOG has garnered awards for being one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Texas (Business Journal’s Fast 50 in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) and an ENR top 100 Design Firm in Texas and Louisiana (2012, 2103, 2014, 2015). Mr. Schnier is very well versed in the project review and development permitting process having worked closely and very successfully with City and County review staff, neighborhood associations, environmental groups, and public boards and councils. He has been responsible for the project management, engineering design, and regulatory permitting of hundreds of single family subdivision projects, mixed use and multifamily residential developments, industrial facilities and oil and gas development projects throughout Texas. He is the author of two publications: “Land Subdivision – A Practical Guide for Central Texas” and “The Book on License Agreements in the City of Austin”. Will was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) in 2014 and served as Mayor Lee Leffingwell’s appointment to the City of Austin Zoning Board of Adjustment from 2011 to 2015.