President and CEO
Talbot Consultings International
Richard D. B. Talbot CD, PJM, CPM, CMR, CAHP. is the President & CEO of Talbot Consultants International Inc. For more than 40 years he and his firm have specialised in retail planning and consulting worldwide for a wide range of mixed-use development properties including shopping centres, downtowns, heritage buildings and transit hubs (airports, subway & rail stations, ferry & cruise ship terminals etc.). as well as national and international retailers, including "big-box" stores, niche chain stores & automotive dealerships. To date he has been the lead retail planner and/or consultant on more than 500 international projects. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centres, the Urban Land Institute, the Institute of Real Estate Management, The Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals and Heritage Canada. He is constantly quoted in the media and is a regular speaker at national and international retail and retail development conferences and conventions.
Talbot Consultants International Inc. was founded by its President & CEO, Richard Talbot, as Talbot & Company as a retail management firm in 1970. Today, 40 years later, it is an international retail planner/consultant and market research, analysis and strategy development firm providing consulting services to governments, property owners, developers, retailers and architects world-wide. The commercial development work is mainly in major mixed-use projects that include shopping centres, office buildings, medical facilities, residential, conference/convention centres, entertainment, government buildings, universities and hospitals as well as downtowns, hotels & resorts and transit hubs (such as rapid transit stations, cruise ship and air terminals and railway stations). The retailer consulting practice concentrates on consumer and customer research, target marketing, real estate strategies and sales forecasting for a full spectrum of retailers ranging from international department stores and the new "big-box" stores to independent retail chains. For our international projects see our website www.talbotconsultants.com