December 8, 2014

The Ratkovich Company, with partners National Real Estate Advisors and Blue Vista Capital, announced that Macy's at The Bloc will receive a major upgrade to become a downtown Los Angeles flagship store.

September 18, 2014

Forty-one percent of online retailers plan to offer free shipping and returns as a strategy to increase holiday sales this year, according to a new survey by Channel Advisors, and free shipping also ranked as the most successful service feature for generating a higher level of customer satisfaction.

August 27, 2014

For the first time in eight decades of publishing, Chain Store Age has compiled a list of the nation’s top retail real estate brokers, ranking them based on number of retail transactions in 2013, dollar amount of those transactions and, just as importantly, reputation in the industry. From hundreds of nominations collected from retailers and brokerage houses earlier in the summer, we have selected 15 as our debut “power brokers” list.

August 6, 2014

The Amazing Body Store is launching an e-commerce site that includes the free services of trained wellness advisors who work directly with customers to determine the right supplements to accomplish their individual fitness goals.

August 1, 2014

Hanley Investment Urban Retail Advisors, a division of Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, announced the sale of The Shops at Library Court located at 630 W. 6th Street in Los Angeles.

July 16, 2014

Capri Capital Partners has formed Capri Retail Advisors, an affiliate that will focus on retail opportunities in underserved and evolving retail trade areas in strategically selected major U.S. metropolitan markets.

June 25, 2014

With buzz phrases like “omnichannel” and “customer disruption” dominating the retail conversation, landlords and tenants attending RECon 2014 in Las Vegas last May made it their mission to ensure that brick-and-mortar remains relevant. ­

May 28, 2014

Brandywine Realty Trust, Amtrak and Drexel University have selected Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in association with Parsons Brinckerhoff, OLIN, and HR&A Advisors to develop a comprehensive master plan for the area around Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.

March 24, 2014

CBRE’s nation retail investment group has announced the sale of San Antonio’s Westover Marketplace Shopping Center on behalf of Coventry Real Estate Advisors.

March 20, 2014

Warby Parker, the hip eyeglass brand, has leased the iconic retail space on the southeast corner of the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 82nd Street in the Upper East Side.

January 28, 2014

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors closed out 2013 with 10 retail property sales totaling nearly $61 million in December.

November 13, 2013

Hispanic shoppers in the United States make more grocery trips and spend more across grocery trip types than total U.S. shoppers, according to AMG Strategic Advisors, the growth strategy consultancy of Acosta Sales & Marketing, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods industry.

September 30, 2013

GameStop plans to hire approximately 17,000 employees nationwide as the company prepares for the upcoming PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console launches, as well as the holiday shopping season.

August 7, 2013

New Street Realty Advisors has announced two recent transactions:

August 5, 2013

By Colleen A. Conry, Jane D. Goldstein, Natalie Logan and Alicia Suarez, Ropes & Gray LLP. Conry

July 17, 2013

Finard Properties has appointed CBRE-Grossman Retail Advisors as the exclusive leasing agent for the retail, restaurant and entertainment component of the proposed Mohegan Sun Massachusetts destination resort casino in Palmer, Mass.

June 24, 2013

Orin Rosenfeld has founded Rosenfeld Realty Advisors.

June 21, 2013

La Hacienda #10 Mexican Restaurant has inked a lease for 3,619 sq. ft. in the Placita de Oro shopping center in Oro Valley, Ariz. Commercial Retail Advisors represented CTW-FVP, the landlord.

June 4, 2013

A joint real estate fund formed by Innovative Capital Advisors and HSA Commercial Real Estate recently purchased the 92,000-sq.-ft. Plaza 173 power center in Brookfield, Wis., in a competitive auction.

April 4, 2013

Commercial Retail Advisors said that Dominick's Real Italian is opening a restaurant at Cortaro Plaza, located in northwest Tucson.

March 13, 2013

Columbus, Ohio-based Casto said that its JV partners The St. Joe Co. and Strategic Retail Advisors, along with U.S. Bank, have closed on a $46 million construction loan that will finance The Pier Park North Shopping Center, a 360,000-sq.-ft. shopping center in Panama City Beach, Fla.

February 11, 2013

MasterCard Advisors, a division of MasterCard, and analytics firm Mu Sigma announced a new partnership to develop analytic products toward solving business challenges such as acquiring customers and increasing customer loyalty.

February 6, 2013

By Gary Glick, Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP

January 9, 2013

Total retail sales (excluding automotive) for December 2012 grew by 2.4% year-over-year, according to a SpendingPulse report released Wednesday by MasterCard Advisors, the professional services arm of MasterCard.