During our 34 years in business, new opportunities have continually presented themselves to Greeby. Many fell outside of our primary scope of services, but our desire to innovate continued to grow as our core business expanded.
One major core initiative – to write or revise retail centers’ Tenant Design Criteria Manuals – was a key shortcoming to the traditional paper/pdf based documents. Michael Greeby, Executive Vice President, could not find an existing industry solution that would solve the design, search, rich-media collaboration, and update challenges. With this in mind, he created one from scratch.
At the ICSC CenterBuild Conference in December 2012, Greeby announced the launch of the Digital Design Criteria Manual (DDCM). This web-based retail information delivery system integrates with existing systems and solves ALL the challenges by providing an elegantly designed, mobile enabled and completely customized information platform for ANY property.
As interest and contracts grew, more focused attention was needed to develop this new product, create other retail technologies, and pursue other entrepreneurial specialty retail clients. It was determined that a new company should be formed to operate collaboratively, but independently, in order to accomplish these goals. work.shop, led by Michael Greeby, was created as Greeby’s R&D department. It will deploy technologies to support retail industry and work with entrepreneurial retail businesses from start-up to completion.
Greeby is the premier retail Owner’s Representative advisory firm in the United States. With over 400 professionals working out of our Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, DC, Atlanta, and Orlando offices, we have successfully completed over 400 MSF of projects with 10,000 retail tenants opened. We remain focused upon delivering world-class development management, project management, and tenant coordination (retail delivery) services globally by assembling team’s of the industry’s most experienced professionals. To this menu of services, we have the added component of up-to-date technology to improve overall client satisfaction through work.shop.
We are excited to offer this new dimension of services to our clients at this time. Given the improving retail industry and development climate, Greeby continues to innovate on behalf of our clients. Greeby’s tradition of innovation continues with the creation of work.shop