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Sunday, January 01, 2012

Welcome to FranchiseConnect

posted by The FranchiseConnect Team

Connecting Shopping Centers, Franchise Opportunities, and Entrepreneurs

Welcome to FranchiseConnect.com, the first location-based solution that connects shopping centers, franchise opportunities and entrepreneurs. DDR Corp. developed FranchiseConnect to provide entrepreneurs with tools to research local and site specific franchise opportunities across the company’s national portfolio of market-dominant shopping centers.

DDR is an owner and manager of over 500 shopping centers with over 1,000 open and operating retail franchise establishments within its portfolio. DDR leverages its collective knowledge of retail real estate and successful franchise systems and collaborates with national franchisors to identify a selection of optimal shopping centers for potential new franchise locations. When analyzing the company's shopping center portfolio, FranchiseConnect considers the franchisor's ideal requirements such as distance from nearest location, trade area demographics, shopping center venue, tenant mix, competition, space size, and location within the shopping center. When a location matches the criteria, the franchisor then provides their approval and necessary content to publish their franchise opportunity on the site.

An entrepreneur searching FranchiseConnect for local franchise opportunities follows a simple three-step process.

Step 1: Search My Area
Searching for a franchise opportunity is fast and simple on FranchiseConnect.

To search a geographic location, click on Search Locations to launch a map interface where entrepreneurs can search nearby markets for shopping centers and related franchise opportunities at each location. Valuable information is provided about each shopping center and related franchise to assist with identifying locations and brands that are of interest.

Step 2: Select My Opportunities
Add franchise opportunities of interest to Your Franchise List while navigating through the site.

As entrepreneurs explore their local markets and identify franchises they have interest in, they can use the My Franchise Opportunities feature to select and add franchise opportunities to their list. The list can be viewed and managed any time during the browser session by clicking on My Franchise List.

Step 3: Request More Information
Request more information from multiple franchisors with a single click.

When a user is ready to request more information about the franchises they are interested in, they can open the My Franchise List, complete the short contact form and submit their request to multiple franchisors with a single click. Shortly thereafter, a representative from each of the brands selected will be in contact and will provide additional information about their franchise system.

If you are interested in owning a franchise, search FranchiseConnect for the best franchise opportunities in your area. Contact us if you are a franchisor and would like to learn how to promote your franchise opportunities and connect with local entrepreneurs. We look forward to hearing from you.

Connect to your future today with FranchiseConnect.

About DDR
DDR Corp. is an owner and manager of over 500 value-oriented shopping centers in the continental United States, Puerto Rico and Brazil. The company's assets are concentrated in high barrier-to-entry markets with stable populations and high growth potential and its portfolio is actively managed to create long-term shareholder value. DDR is a self-administered and self-managed REIT operating as a fully integrated real estate company, and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol DDR. Additional information about the company is available at www.ddr.com.

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