Sleiman Enterprises started as a small family venture in 1955 that has since turned into a legacy real estate portfolio – all by 1 initial lease. Small Businesses are the backbone of our real estate holdings and we take pride in every concept we are able to help bring to brick-and-mortar fruition.

As retail is in the midst of an evolution, Sleiman wants to provide new retail entrepreneurs the ability to bring innovative concepts to the Jacksonville, FL market; this is why we have created RISE: Retail Incubator for Sleiman Entrepreneurs.

RISEto your potential

The RISE program will lower the tenants startup costs by waiving base rent for up to one year of operation. In addition to waiving up to one year of base rent, the Sleiman Specialty Leasing Team will provide extensive educational resources and support to aid the tenant in navigating the intricacies of a business plan, retail leasing, space design and management. The Sleiman Specialty Leasing Team has identified potential storefronts available for the RISE program with varying sizes and locations throughout the Jacksonville MSA, providing opportunities in several different neighborhoods.  

Tenants are still expected to have a clear business idea and/or experience in the concept they are pursuing.

What’s Included:

  • No base rent up to one year (% rent and standard NNN’s apply)
  • Coaching from the Sleiman Specialty Leasing team
  • After year one success, option for standard market lease
  • Predetermined storefronts available, providing opportunities throughout the Jacksonville MSA
  • Entrepreneurial Satisfaction – you did it! You are now a business owner with a store front!

Who Qualifies:

  • First time business owners opening their first retail storefront
  • No franchises/corporate concepts
  • Small business – most units available are between 800-3,000 SF
  • Applicant must be able to prove they are experienced in their concept
  • Applicant must be the primary business owner or partner
  • Applicant is still expected to have minimum capital and credit requirements in order to qualify

How to Apply:

  • Download the application below
  • Fill out the PDF
  • Include your resume, business plan, and 2-years of sales projections. 
  • Email to Samantha at

Interested in the RISE program and want more information?

Contact our leasing experts today to see if you qualify for RISE: Retail Incubator for Sleiman Entrepreneurs. Fill out the form below and we will send you details.