Bill French

Contact Details

Bill French specializes in retail site selection, leasing, shopping center sales, disposition and development. He managed the Indianapolis retail services division from 1991 through 1995 and returned to full-time brokerage in 1996. Bill has completed more than 250 transactions in the last four years, developed and redeveloped multiple freestanding properties representing over $70 million in value and successfully completed more than 2,200 career transactions.

Clients Served

Amoco Oil
Bank One
Bob Evans
Charming Shoppes
EB Games
Fiesta Salons
First Indiana Bank
Harry & Izzy’s
Hollywood Video
Leslie’s Pool Supplies
McDonald’s Corp.
Payless ShoeSource
Roselyn Bakeries
Ruby Tuesday
Sally Beauty
Simon Property Group
Simply Mac
Steak ‘n Shake
Tire Barn
Tony Roma’s

Major Transactions

• Seven hhgregg-anchored shopping centers
• Lowe’s Home Improvement Centers, Indianapolis, IN: Negotiated a 121,000-SF build-to-suit
• Dick’s Sporting Goods, Castleton Crossing Shopping Center, Indianapolis, IN: Lease of 75,000 SF
• TJ Maxx and HomeGoods combined store, Castleton Crossing, Indianapolis, IN: Lease of 55,581 SF
• Staples, Inc.: Negotiated 14 build-to-suit developments
• Ruby Tuesday: Numerous site acquisitions across Indiana
• GameStop and EB Games: Opened 30-plus stores across Indiana
• Super Kmart, Evansville, IN: Sale and redevelopment of former 177,000-SF store on 20.75 acres
• Goodwill Industries: Assisted in opening over 40 retail stores in Central Indiana
• Castleton Crossing: Sale of 280,000-SF, 100% occupied shopping center to Kite Realty Group

Professional Recognition

Indianapolis Retail Broker of the Year, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1995-2014
National Retail Broker of the Year, 2012;
Midwest Real Estate News, “Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame,” 2012
Indianapolis Business Journal’s “Who’s Who of Commercial Real Estate” and “Forty Under 40”
CoStar Group “Power Broker,” 2008-2014

Community Leadership

United Way Tocqueville Society, Member
Tourism Tomorrow, a division of Visit Indy, Board of Directors;
Flanner House, Former Vice President, Director of Facilities and Board of Directors Member
Columbia Club of Indianapolis, Former Membership Committee Chairman
Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation Board, Former President
Ball State University Miller College of Business, Board of Advisors (2002-Present)
Guest lecturer, Ball State University, Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College

Areas of Specialization

Retail Services
Landlord Representation – Retail Services
Tenant Representation – Retail Services
Retail Practice Group

Professional Affiliations

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Member, State Chairman (1999-2002)

Williams Crossing, Bedford, IN

For Sale
$16.00 Per Square Foot - Retail, Shopping Center

Two Suites Available For Lease Two suites available – 1,600 and 2,000 square feet Priced at $16.00 per square foot Excellent visibility Signalized access Strong…

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2000 SF

3074 John Williams Blvd., Bedford, IN

For Sale
$299,000.00 Per Outlot - Land, Shopping Center

Outlots For Sale Two – 1.1 acre outlots for sale Priced at $299K for each outlot Excellent visibility Signalized access Strong traffic count of 11,452…

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1 AC

2175 Barrett Drive, Greenfield, IN

For Lease
$12.00 SF - Freestanding Building, Retail, Shopping Center

Join Kohl’s, Petsmart, Home Depot & Walmart 24,161 SF up to 45,597 SF Signalized access and multiple access points Excellent visibility from State Street (Highway…

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45597 SF

Castleton Place

Build to Suit, For Lease
Contact Broker for Price - Ground Lease, Freestanding Building, Outlet/Freestanding, Pad, Regional Mall, Retail

For Lease: Build-To-Suit Opportunity Castleton Square Outlot – 30,000 SF on pad of Castleton Square Mall Excellent sign exposure on 82nd Street and facing the…

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30000 sf