Tenant Services

At Dochter & Alexander, we view ourselves as a true partner to our client. We start by gathering an in-depth understanding of the client’s unique characteristics, needs, objectives, and factors driving its business decisions. We do much more than just find retail space. We recommend strategies based on market trends, unparalleled market knowledge, sophisticated in house research and an entrepreneurial approach to creative deal structures. We have experience representing best in class retailers and have structured some of the most noteworthy deals in the market for our clients.

With deeply rooted relationships and 30+ years of combined experience evaluating market trends and the competitive landscape, we are confident that our clients see deals first. Embracing experience with a deep analysis of variables ranging from competitive sales data to psychographics to POS data, we provide measurable results and invaluable insight to clients.


We have represented and currently represent some of the best in class retail brands in the DC market from fashion brands like H&M, GAP, Intermix, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Athleta; to specialty and boutique brands like Fluevog Shoes, Sur La Table, Karen Millen, Crossroads Trading, Marine Layer, Journelle; to large format retailers like REI, Regal Cinemas, Old Navy, Golfsmith, Office Depot; to financial service firms Navy Federal, Charles Schwab, JP Morgan Chase; as well as luxury brands like Salvador Ferragamo, CH Carolina Herrera, Longchamp, Bottega Veneta, Prada and Caudalie. Our diversity is our strength.

We understand the underlying business model and objectives for a varied client base enabling us to know the market inside out. This knowledge allows us to not waste time presenting unappealing opportunities but present a clear, focused strategy and equip our clients with the information necessary to make the best decisions. 


It takes a special connection to the pulse of the market to understand how the highly fickle restaurant business functions. At Dochter & Alexander we have that connection and we leverage not only the best information available in the market and years of experience, but an entrepreneurial mindset that allows for recommendations that are not always obvious. We are actively developing and executing a roll out and repositioning strategy for Dean & Deluca and have successfully executed leases for national clients like Kona Grill, Pennsylvania 6, Cosi, and Blackfinn to regional independents like Espita Mezcaleria, Great American and Madfox Brewing. We help formulate and execute strategies whether it’s a single unit or a market rollout, we have the expertise to help guide you.

Owner Services

Dochter & Alexander Retail Advisors has a deep background in representing property owners with a specialty in urban street, mixed use and redevelopment/repositioning retail assets. We do not believe in a standard approach. We believe each asset is unique and we develop and execute tailored marketing and leasing strategies to meet the objective of the client and the project. Our customized marketing process utilizes in-depth market knowledge to properly position the asset to achieve specific results that create the sense of place and lead to enhanced asset value.  

Our differentiator is our ability to approach each asset from an owner’s mindset, navigating the nuances of not only how to execute but also why and when.  With a creative entrepreneurial spirit balanced by a disciplined and financially-driven institutional understanding, we take pride in our ability to blend the science of our information with the art of negotiation, equaling execution and value for our clients.