Elliott is part of the Downtown Strategies team of Retail Strategies where he conducts Downtown Visioning Workshops and executes the Downtown Strategic Plan with a focus on local real estate assets.
Additionally, Elliott specializes in retail recruitment and focuses on the identification of companies to fill the product and service gaps within each city’s trade area. His primary role is to leverage industry relationships and knowledge to assist retailers’ expansion in California and Washington. He previously held the same role for the Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina markets. Elliott teaches Retail Academy clients how to identify key retail sites and target national retailers.
Prior to joining the Retail Strategies team, Elliott worked as a Property Manager for Retail Specialists. Elliott also worked for Vornado/Charles E. Smith Realty Trust in the Washington, D.C. area, and served as an aide to United States Representative Spencer Bachus in his legislative office on Capitol Hill.
A native of Birmingham, Elliott earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Auburn University. He is a former board member of the Phoenix Club of Birmingham as well as the Greater Birmingham Auburn Club.
March 28th, 2022 | 36 mins 46 secs
eco devo, econdev, economic development
In this episode, Dane talks downtowns with Jenn Gregory and Elliott Cook, both on the Downtown Strategies team at Retail Strategies. Every community in America, of any size or population, can revitalize or create a downtown. According to the Jenn and Elliott, placemaking comes in all shapes and sizes. They encourage you to start small and build on that success!