About Us

LocalCenters.com is the #1 strip mall authority and reference site on the Internet.

We provide blueprints,data, and tips for success in strip mall development, investment, management, and retailing.

Strip mall developer and entrepreneur John Wallace is the owner of LocalCenters and is your Strip Mall Insider. John has 35 continuous years experience in strip mall development, leasing, and ownership. With the same operating partner since 1984, John has developed dozens of small shopping centers and has completed nearly 3,000 leases as a broker or principal.

Previously Assistant Professor of Marketing, CSUS, he’s a featured nationwide speaker on topics of leasing, development, operations, financing, and profitable low-cost/no-cost retailing. He has trained numerous agents, brokers, investors, and tenants in profitable strip mall operations and low cost marketing strategies.

John has been married for over 35 years,  and is headquartered near Sacramento, CA.