VIEW FROM THE TOP: From Your NRTA Executive Director, Lisa Krizek



Dear Members,

As we step into the New Year, I extend warm greetings from my family to yours. Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2024! We embark on this year with renewed optimism, confident that we have overcome the worst of the pandemic — that we are growing stronger each day.

Our growth is not only in the size of our organization but also in the diversity of our expertise and training programs. The reach of Classroom LIVE and our Certificate Program now extends to a broader range of leasing organizations than ever before. NRTA acknowledges the evolving tenant-landlord dynamic, and this expansion is indeed great news!

Our organization’s benefits extend not only to our core retail members but also to other tenants, including those in the medical, daycare, professional services, and more. Collaborations with complementary organizations have been established to share best practices across all disciplines, and notably, we are witnessing a significant increase in commitment from our partners.

The core beliefs and vision that founded NRTA remain alive and well.

Simultaneously, we adapt to changes in the retail real estate leasing landscape with great success. Our broader spectrum of membership shares many operational needs with traditional retailers. I take pride in our engagement with counterparts on the property ownership side, finding common ground, and developing best practices for our industry.


Looking ahead to 2024, there is much new ground to cover.

Our organization thrives on feedback from our members and sponsors, and I eagerly anticipate hearing your thoughts and comments throughout the upcoming year as we work together to continue growing NRTA.

This year-end reflection provides us a great opportunity to encourage everyone to learn about:

  • The ongoing Classroom LIVE series
  • The CCLA initiative that is setting the industry standard for professional excellence and advancement
  • How NRTA is now being sought out as the primary education resource by a wide assortment of company tenants
  • And so much more…


Let’s celebrate how our message is spreading. NRTA is attracting many commercial tenants who have heard our encouragement to come together under one strong, reliable tent to establish professional standards and practices that work for all of us. Tenants and landlords alike.

I am pleased to welcome the following companies into the NRTA family:

  • New Balance Athletics, Inc. (Regular)
  • Stanford Health Care (Regular)
  • VF Corporation (Regular)
  • Tailored Brands (Regular)
  • Altus Group (Affiliate)
  • Murphy Oil USA, Inc. (Regular)
  • Planet Fitness (Regular)
  • Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Regular)
  • Jack in the Box (Regular)
  • Pet Valu Canada Inc. (Regular)
  • Savers (Regular)
  • Learning Care Group (Regular)


We are a diverse group of occupiers, and I look forward to a year of continued growth and success.

Best regards,
Lisa Krizek
Executive Director
National Real Estate Tenants Association