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Cooley Sign & Awning Products

Cooley Sign & Awning Products

50 Esten Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Phone: 401.724.9000, 800.992.0072

Fax: 401.726.8799

Email: [email protected]


Weathertyte® advanced awning material, already in use in outstanding retail applications like Clifton Park Center in New York, Macy's at State Street in Chicago, Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City and at historic landmarks like the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, is an advanced polymer membrane which provides retailers and building owners the essential ‘weather-tight’ protection they need and the sophisticated look and feel of a classic fabric they demand.

Weathertyte® is an innovative polymer substrate that offers the look and feel of a woven fabric, with all the advantages of a high performance vinyl polymer substrate. Weathertyte is flame resistant, completely waterproof, not just water-resistant so it won't weep or sag, and can be decorated in a variety of ways. Weathertyte can easily compliment the contemporary look of a modern shopping facility or office building, as well as enhance the historic appeal of a celebrated landmark building. Weathertyte® is manufactured by Cooley Sign & Awning Products, a division of the Cooley Group.

For nearly a century, the Cooley Group has been at the forefront of polymer technology and coatings on flexible reinforced substrates. The Cooley Group was established in 1926 and is headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Drawing on proprietary technology, Cooley designs, develops and manufactures high-performance materials used worldwide in applications such as commercial awnings, illuminated signs, environmental containment liners, fuel and water tank materials, medical products, roofing membranes, outdoor advertising, and a number of high performance products engineered for special applications.

The five divisions of The Cooley Group are Cooley Sign & Awning Products, Cooley Building Products, Cooley Engineered Membranes, Cooley Specialty Products and Cooley Digital Products.

Cooley sign and awning substrates can be seen around the world enhancing the image of many retailers such as Boston Market, Exxon Mobil, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Dunkin' Donuts, KFC and more.

Weathertyte® is a registered trademark of The Cooley Group.

Creations At Dallas

Creations At Dallas

11937 Denton Dr.
Dallas, TX 75234

Phone: 972.241.4171

Fax: 972.243.3447

Email: [email protected];
[email protected]


Contact: Sharon Loeff, Director of Sales & Design Ben Goldfarb, President

Creations at Dallas designs and produces the finest common area fixtures and retail merchandising units in the industry. For over 40 successful years, our business has grown and evolved to meet changing customer needs and has incorporated technological advances in the dynamic mall industry.

Heading up the design and sales office is Sharon Loeff who has over 25 years of experience in the mall industry.

Michael Fasang, President of Creations Woodworks Division (which manufactures all common-area units), and his division take pride in its on-time delivery record and superior craftsmanship.

The Common Area Unit Division produces pushcarts and retail merchandising units (RMUs) fabricated in a variety of top quality materials, including wood, metal, acrylic and glass. We can also skin metal in natural woods in a unique process that meets fire code regulations while providing an attractive, durable product. Additional built-in amenities offer a broad range of options. Standard units can be conformed to meet any specifications or match existing architectural elements. We also offer new concept and custom design services. Creations at Dallas offers the same extraordinary quality in directories, customer service centers, display cases, interactive kiosks, freestanding fixtures, food service carts and an extended line of additional products.

Our 190,000 sq. ft. production facility is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery including AutoCAD and CNC Routing. We utilize the latest manufacturing technologies to fabricate products for indoors and out.

Since its inception, Creations' Common Area Unit Division has grown rapidly with many of the nation's top developers and retailers relying on us to provide the highest quality product, prompt, professional service and cost effectiveness. Among our many valued clients worldwide, Creations is pleased to serve the Simon Property Group, CBL & Associates, The Macerich Company, Caruso Affiliated Holdings, Forest City, Developers Diversified, Kravco Company, Lego, Aronov, Newark Int'l Airport, Dulles Airport, CA-1 Hudson News, Colonial Properties, and Auntie Anne's Pretzels. Our philosophy has always been to treat customers with respect, to build quality units and deliver them on time, including a prompt, efficient installation and to provide great value without cutting any corners. It's this commitment to service that turns first-time customers into loyal customers.



380 New York Street
Redlands, CA 92373

Phone: 800.447.9778


Email: [email protected]

Forest City Enterprises, Inc., a $7.2 billion real estate company in Cleveland, OH, owns, develops, acquires, and manages commercial and residential real estate properties. A major ongoing challenge is selecting retail properties and matching them to top prospective retailers. To stay abreast of market analysis trends, Forest City needed a new system for daily in-house analysis that reduced costs and provided greater access for in-house production of demographic maps and reports as part of retailer acquisition packages.

Forest City asked ESRI to design an affordable solution for these expanded demographic and mapping analysis requirements. ESRI suggested ArcGIS Business Analyst desktop analysis software combined with Business Analyst Online, its on-demand reporting and mapping service. This solution provides greater flexibility to address analysis requirements with improved control over budgeting and investment risk.

Diana Parsons, Forest City's research and design administrator, said, “Having the ability to convince retailers of a market's value and how they will enhance that value is one of the greatest impacts we have seen from using ESRI products and services. We can use ArcGIS Business Analyst to shade key demographic variables such as income or the number of households, on thematic maps to highlight a proposed area for a potential retailer.”

Using ESRI's software and data, Forest City Enterprises realized dramatic time and money savings. “Now we can help retailers explore a market location in finer detail and provide them with much better customer service,” said Parsons. “ESRI's Business Analyst Online is one of the best tools we have to perform our marketing analyses. It simply towers over the competition. The quick access, value, and user-friendliness of the service allow us to precisely explore a market to successfully optimize the leasable space in our retail portfolio.”

For more information about ESRI's Business Analyst products, please call 800-292-2224 or visit



Phone: 781.938.3800

Fax: 781.938.3804

Email: [email protected]


Contact: Stacey Rosenberg

geoVue provides chain operators a fact-based approach to capital planning to maximize their return on invested capital and make smarter, faster & more profitable decisions. geoVue's solutions help retailers optimize their store network by analyzing the interaction of customers with existing stores, competitors and potential locations using advanced predictive analytics.

geoVue's expertise is developing highly accurate trade areas that are the foundation for all retail activities. Our geographic framework allows retailers to prioritize capital planning, optimize market planning and localize marketing and merchandising. geoVue's suite of analytic and enterprise software services are critical to strategic planning, territory planning, site planning, sales forecasting, real estate management, merchandise planning, and direct media targeting. Plus, our enterprise systems tie to your existing lease tracking and construction management tools.

With over 100 national clients, geoVue has brought location intelligence to a higher level by combining art and science with cutting-edge technology. geoVue can help you maximize your profits by helping you make better, more knowledgeable, fact-based decisions.

Petersen Aluminum Corporation

Petersen Aluminum Corporation

1005 Tonne Rd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Phone: 800.722.7150

Email: [email protected]


Petersen Aluminum Corporation (PAC) was founded in 1965 as a metal service center to the architectural metal industry. Our focus throughout the years has been customer service. At Petersen Aluminum we strive to provide products of the highest quality with reliable lead times. Our strong national sales base allows PAC to maintain large inventories and provide cost economies to our customers.

In addition to our Chicago-based headquarters, we maintain full production facilities in Annapolis Junction, Md.; Tyler, Texas and the newest addition to our family: Kennesaw, Ga. Petersen maintains extensive roll-forming equipment in each of our regional facilities. Each roll-former produces panels that have been Herr-Voss corrective leveled, providing superior flatness. Our in-line leveling process eliminates the “oil canning” effect visible on many roofing projects. Standing seam, flush, wall, and soffit panels are factory formed in lengths up to 55 feet. Matching flashing and trim may also be factory formed or field formed from PAC-CLAD material.

By having full production plants strategically located, PAC can produce any size project and meet the scheduling needs of our customers. We also offer a wide range of services, including design, budgeting, on-site inspections and support after the project is completed. With a complete technical staff available to answer your questions, we can work out the details and avoid possible problems down the road. Even when it comes to creating an accurate budget, Petersen can help with the details. We'll be there when you need us, now and in the future.

We have added several new products to our extensive line. These include an innovative new line of copper and zinc-titanium roofing tiles manufactured by Tegola Canadese, Composite Wall Panels and Column Covers.

The PAC-CLAD Cool Color palette formulations meet ENERGY STAR®, LEED and/or cool roof certification requirements for solar reflectance and emissivity ratings. PACCLAD metal roofing panels are now available in 36 colors on steel and 34 on aluminum. PAC-CLAD is a full Kynar 500 finish covered by a non-prorated 20-year warranty. For complete information and our new Color Chart, please contact Petersen Aluminum Corp. at (800) PAC-CLAD or visit us on the Web at

RSM McGladrey

RSM McGladrey, Inc.

1 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312.634.3062

Fax: 312.634.3027

Email: [email protected]


Contact: Michael Schwartz

For more than 80 years, RSM McGladrey has been a leader advising clients on real estate issues. As part of the fifth largest accounting, tax and business consulting services firm in the country, according to Accounting Today, and with more than 100 professionals in our Chicago-based real estate transaction support services team focused solely on the real estate issues that concern you most, you can count on timely, on-target advice.

Our clients include retail, office building and other commercial property owners, public and private REITs and real estate equity funds, and more than half of the top 25 Collateral Mortgage Backed Securities Lenders.* Our assignments have ranged from portfolio transactions valued up to $9 billion involving portfolios with 100-plus assets to one-off deals covering a broad range of property types.

Whatever your real estate interest, you want the greatest value possible from your investment. In every transaction we seek to maximize the value of each dollar while protecting all affected parties.

Our services include:

  • Lease due diligence and analysis — Preparing lease abstracts, modeling tenant reimbursements and preparing estoppel letters with respect to loan transactions, property acquisitions and dispositions, and ongoing property and database management
  • Cash-flow analysis and verification — Analyzing operations to identify normalized revenues and expenses (including capitalized expenditures)
  • Contract underwriting — Examining cash flows, verifying rent roll, reconciling underwriting cash flows to preliminary underwriting, reviewing third-party reports
  • Financial modeling — Conducting discounted cash flow analyses using ARGUS and preparing tenant rent roll
  • Outsource staffing — Completing underwriting or sizing templates, and assisting with financial analysis
  • Agreed-upon procedures — Reviewing two full years' and trailing 12 months' historic revenues and expenses and obtaining an understanding of variances

To learn more about our services, contact:

Michael Schwartz, Managing Director
[email protected]

*Based on January 2005 Commercial Mortgage Alert



RSM McGladrey Inc.

1 South Wacker Dr., Ste. 800
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 634-3062
Fax: (312) 634-3027
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Michael Schwartz

RSM McGladrey offers a more than 80 year heritage as a leader advising clients on real estate issues. With more than 100 professionals in our Chicago-based real estate transaction support services team focused solely on the real estate issues that concern you most, you can count on timely, on-target advice.


Architects Orange

144 N. Orange St.
Orange, CA 92866
Phone: (714) 639-9860
Fax: (714) 639-5286
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jack Selman


212 Elm St.
Somerville, MA 02144
Phone: (617) 623-5555
Fax: (617) 625-4646
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Kathleen Leahy Born

Arrowstreet Inc. is a multi-disciplined design firm based in the Boston area. Our talented staff of architects, planners, and urban, graphic, and interior designers provides a full-range of planning and design services

Beame Architectural Partnership

116 Alhambra Circle
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: (305) 444-7100
Fax: (305) 444-9803
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Arnold Gitten


1420 Fifth Ave., Ste. 2400
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 623-4646
Fax: (206) 623-4625
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Bob Tindall

Carter & Burgess

One Source, One Firm
Offices Nationwide
Phone: (800) 494-4082
Fax: (410) 727-6783
Email: [email protected]
Contact: John Larsen

CMH Architects, Inc.

1800 International Park Dr., Ste. 300
Birmingham, AL 35243
Phone: (205) 969-2696
Fax: (205) 969-3930
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Everett Hatcher

Communication Arts, Inc.

1112 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: (303) 447-8202
Fax: (303) 440-7096
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Janet Martin

Development Design Group Inc.

3700 O'Donnell St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: (410) 962-0505
Fax: (410) 783-0816
Email: [email protected]
Contact: MJ Dame

DFD CornoyerHedrick

2425 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 400
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 381-4848
Fax: (602) 381-4844
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Scot A. Bennett

Dorsky Hodgson Parrish Yue

23240 Chagrin Blvd., Ste. 300
Cleveland, OH 44122
Phone: (216) 464-8600
Fax: (216) 464-8608
Email: [email protected]
Contact: David Parrish

Creating dynamic environments with a special sense of place inspires DORSKY HODGSON PARRISH YUE. As a national architecture, planning, interiors and environmental graphics, the firm's diverse expertise in its three major studios of design (Commercial/Retail, Residential, and Senior Living) are also essential for clients with mixed-use needs. Offices in Cleveland, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Washington D.C.

FRCH Design Worldwide

311 Elm St., Ste. 600
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 241-3000
Alternate Phone: (800) 434-FRCH
Fax: (513) 241-5015
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Peggy Kennedy

FRCH Design Worldwide is an international architecture & design firm serving the retail, entertainment, restaurant, corporate office and hospitality markets. Visit to learn more.

HKW Associates

2 N. 20th St.
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 320-0320
Fax: (205) 320-0323
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Fred Keith


29110 Inkster Rd. Ste. 200
Southfield, MI 48034
Phone: (248) 355-0890
Fax: (248) 355-0895
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Ken Nisch

JGA is a leading design, brand strategy and architecture firm specializing in transactional environments. A visionary balance of space planning, brand identity, imaging, graphics and merchandising succeeds in heightening the consumer experience. Recent award-winning projects include: Brookstone, Hershey's, Jaguar, and The North Face, Godiva Chocolatier, Spencer's, Yankee Candle and Metropark.

JPRA Architects

31000 Northwestern Highway, Ste. 100
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone: (248) 737-0180
Fax: (248) 737-9161
Email: [email protected]
Contact: James Grigsby

ka architecture

1468 W. 9th St., #600
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: (216) 781-9144
Fax: (216) 781-6566
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jeff Anderle

Kiku Obata & Company

6161 Delmar Blvd., Ste. 200
St. Louis, MO 63112
Phone: (314) 361-3110
Fax: (314) 361-4716
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Rebecca Randolph

Kiku Obata & Company focuses on transforming how people think about and experience a product, activity, company or place. By integrating architecture, planning, environmental graphics, interiors, graphic design, lighting and brand strategy around a clearly articulated idea, we help our clients realize their business goals, develop memorable brands and create value.


5815 Westpark Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: (704) 525-6350
Fax: (704) 561-8700
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Tina Howell

MBH Architects

1115 Atlantic Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (510) 865-8663
Fax: (510) 865-1611
Email: [email protected]
Contact: PJ Cosgrove

MCG Architecture

18201 Von Karman Ave., Ste. 150
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: (949) 553-1117
Fax: (949) 474-7056
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Brian Tiedge/Diane Carpenter

MulvannyG2 Architecture

1110 112th Avenue NE, Ste. 500
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: (425) 463-2000
Fax: (425) 463-2002
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Donald J. Tuttle

O'Brien & Associates

5310 Harvest Hill Rd., Ste. 136
Dallas, TX 75230
Phone: (972) 788-1010
Fax: (972) 788-4828
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Patrick O'Brien

Omniplan, Inc.

1845 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
Ste. 1500
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 826-7080
Fax: (214) 826-7016
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Cari Walls

Perkowitz+Ruth Architects

111 W. Ocean Blvd., 21st Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 628-8000
Fax: (562) 628-8005
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Lauren Glick

Perlman Design Group

2230 Corporate Circle, Ste. 200
Henderson, NV 89074
Phone: (702) 990-9900
Fax: (702) 932-9322
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Melissa Newton

STAK Design Inc.

1540 Luna Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: (972) 323-0100
Fax: (972) 323-0126
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Rob McCoy

STAK Design, Inc. offers in-house custom design and fabrication services for the shopping center and tradeshow industries. In our state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility, our experienced team of award winning designers and craftsmen provide the best quality custom design, fabrication, and customer service in the industry.


High Flying Banners, Div. of Rainier Industries

18435 Olympic Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98188
Phone: (206) 625-9079
Fax: (425) 251-5065


DuMor Inc.

P.O. Box 142
Mifflintown, PA 17059
Phone: (717) 436-2106
Alternate Phone: (800) 598-4018
Fax: (717) 436-9839
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Steven R. Richard

DuMor Inc, one of America's leading manufacturers of site furnishings offers more than 300 wood, metal and recycled plastic products in a variety of styles.

SiteScapes Inc.

P.O. Box 22326
Lincoln, NE 68542
Phone: (888) 331-9464
Alternate Phone: (402) 421-9464
Fax: (402) 421-9479
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Michelle Grossman

SiteScapes is a designer of steel furniture for urban landscaping and provides site furnishings, outdoor furniture and commercial grade site amenities including steel park benches, trash receptacles, bicycle parking racks, ash urns, tree grates, tables and chairs.

STAK Design Inc.

1540 Luna Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: (972) 323-0100
Fax: (972) 323-0126
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Rob McCoy

STAK Design, Inc. offers in-house custom design and fabrication services for the shopping center and tradeshow industries. In our state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility, our experienced team of award winning designers and craftsmen provide the best quality custom design, fabrication, and customer service in the industry.



1245 E. Diehl Rd., Ste. 100
Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: (866) 850-4200
Fax: (630) 577-0900
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Amber Thompson

Atwell-Hicks provides client-focused, aggressive land development consulting, due diligence activities, program management and entitlement services for retailers and developers nationwide. Specialized retail teams and technical staff add value to the land development process via engineering, planning, surveying, environmental and water resource services. Offices in FL, IL, MI, OH, and PA.


WLS Lighting Systems

P.O. Box 100519
Fort Worth, TX 76185
Phone: (817) 731-0020
Alternate Phone: (800) 633-8711
Fax: (817) 735-4824
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Randy Long

WLS Lights 250+ projects annually, providing pole and fixture manufacturing, turnkey installation packages, lighting layouts and photometrics. Visit us at or call 800-633-8711.


Urban land Institute

1025 Thomas Jefferson St. NW
Ste. 500 W
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (800) 321-5011
Fax: (202) 624-7140
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Lori Hatcher

The Urban Land Institute offers workshops, conferences, and books related to best practices in retail development. Visit our online bookstore at for the new edition of Dollars & Cents of Shopping Centers/The SCORE: 2006, the upcoming primer, the Retail Development Handbook, and titles on town centers, such as Place Making: Developing Town Centers, Urban Villages, and Mainstreets. Go to to learn more about our upcoming conference, Reinventing Retail: Community, Lifestyle, and Entertainment.


Petersen Aluminum Corporation

1005 Tonne Rd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: (847) 956-7968
Alternate Phone: (800) PAC-CLAD
Fax: (800) 722-7150
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Blake Batkoff

Petersen Aluminum produces a complete line of metal roofing products. The PAC-CLAD ® finish, backed by a 20 year nonprorated warranty, is available from stock in 36 colors. Panels are Herr-Voss corrective leveled for superior flatness. Four production facilities enable unmatched service, economy and availability


Cooley Sign & Awning Products

50 Esten Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: (401) 724-9000
Fax: (401) 726-8799
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Diane Rose

Since 1926, the Cooley name has been synonymous with, and was the pioneer in developing, high quality flexible materials for backlit signs and awnings. Cooley is the manufacturer of the Cooley-Brite® family of eradicable sign & awning products and most recently of Weathertyte® advanced waterproof awning material.

Sony Electronic Inc.

1 Sony Dr.
Park Ridge, NJ 07656
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Tom Anderson

Sony offers digital signage displays from 26 to 50 inches (viewable area, measured diagonally) with sharp, detailed pictures and bright, lifelike colors. Choose Plasma or LCD, standard definition or HD. Innovative, cost-effective card slot players deliver multi-layered signage content including video from SD flash memory, USB or IP network.


Accruent, Inc.

1601 Cloverfield Blvd., Ste. 500 South
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 526-5700
Fax: (310) 526-6300
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Michele Jaffe

Accruent Real Estate Performance Management solutions optimize the impact that real estate locations — stores, restaurants — have on company performance by driving revenue growth, reducing costs and achieving financial compliance. Accruent's solutions are used by over 340 companies including 20% of the Fortune 500 and over 40% of the Top 100 Retailers.


500 W. Cummings Park
Woburn, MA 01801
Phone: (888) 554-5150
Fax: (781) 938-3804
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Amy Cunningham

geoVue is a leading supplier of location-based business intelligence systems offering a dynamic suite of site selection software and consulting services for multi-location businesses. Our solutions combine enterprise business mapping software, demographic profiles, customer data and analytical modeling to optimize the productivity of retail, franchise and restaurant chain operations.


Creations at Dallas

11937 Denton Dr.
Dallas, TX 75254
Phone: (972) 686-7836 Ext. 263
Fax: (972) 686-7589
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Alex Goldfarb

Creations at Dallas is the industry's leading architectural designer and fabricator of interior/exterior pushcarts, retail merchandising units, customer service centers, directories and fixtures. Our staff has the expertise to provide “in-house design”, engineering, wood & metal fabrication and on site installation.

STAK Design Inc.

1540 Luna Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: (972) 323-0100
Fax: (972) 323-0126
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Rob McCoy

STAK Design, Inc. offers in-house custom design and fabrication services for the shopping center and tradeshow industries. In our state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility, our experienced team of award winning designers and craftsmen provide the best quality custom design, fabrication, and customer service in the industry.


Smarte Carte, Inc.

4455 White Bear Pkwy.
St. Paul, MN 55110
Phone: (651) 429-3614
Alternate Phone: (800) 838-1176
Fax: (651) 426-0927
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Carolyn Heitzman

Smarte Carte's Smarte Wheels® single and double strollers are self-serve, nest tightly and are available with a variety of mold-in graphic packages to create fun, child-friendly vehicle themes.

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