Where could I obtain a list of neighborhood shopping center developers for southern California?

I have a site located in Santa Maria, CA zoned with utilities to the site for development of a neighborhood center.
In Selling Property - Asked by Richard G. - Sep 30, 2009
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Gregory G.
Broker/Agent
San Francisco, CA

Hire a broker that deals in your product type and save yourself the headache. It's worth the fee.

Oct 1, 2009
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Anthony G.
Broker/Agent
Toms River, NJ

I agree with Lance G here. I know Loopnet is a broker-driven site; so take the bias for what it's worth. However, dirt-brokers are 5%-10% of transaction price. However - they know what developers are real; which ones are active; what the market position of the property will be, what other stuff is selling for and listing for, etc.
You can make a mistake and get stuck in a contract and lose 10% pretty easily.
Maybe not in California; but in a lot of jurisdictions - real estate taxes cost 3%-4% of the property's value - so being on the market one year longer costs you most of the fee.
However - to answer your question if you want to do it yourself, or if you are a new broker - go to the ICSC Meeting with a package. As a member; you can get lists out the wazoo.

Oct 6, 2009
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Chris S.
Broker/Agent
Coeur D'alene, ID

I think you will find most developers down on the street corner looking for work?
No seriously, I would talk with a good local broker. See what brokers are actively leasing space in competing centers.
All that being said, you will be VERY hard pressed to find a developer looking to building a shopping center in Santa Maria right now. It fairly over "retailed" already.

Jan 22, 2010
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