March 31, 2016

To sophisticated landlords and property managers, co-tenancy provisions contained in commercial leases are routine and (relatively) unexciting. Unfortunately — and perhaps as a result — such clauses are often overlooked.

March 31, 2016

For retail analysts and consumers alike, what’s going on in the apparel sector is fascinating and, in fact, confounding. While the root causes may not seem exactly crystal clear, the implications will be clear and unambiguous.

March 23, 2016

At a time when owners, investors and developers are not only building new mixed-use projects, but are actively looking to transform underperforming shopping centers, understanding successful strategies for creating, reimagining and revitalizing these properties is more important then ever.

March 17, 2016

Storytelling is an intrinsic part of our daily lives. Movies, books, music, news, religion and art are all imbued with the stories we tell each other–and the stories we tell ourselves.

March 4, 2016

There has been a great deal of discussion and analysis in recent years regarding the ongoing struggles of many traditional department store giants.

March 3, 2016

While the phrase gateway markets can be a little bit nebulous – and different people have different ideas about the exact list of cities that qualify – the term is well understood to refer to large mature cities with a track record of population growth, great demographics and a strong and diverse economic foundation.

February 26, 2016

Annual conference provides an opportunity to explore and inform about the fundamental forces and big picture issues shaping the industry

February 18, 2016

The commercial real estate community is somewhat of a paradox. For an industry that is literally built on the premise of creating new and exciting destinations, there is a tendency to do things the way they have always been done.

February 9, 2016

When Walmart announced in January that it planned to close 269 stores this year (154 locations in the U.S.), there was a good deal of chatter out there comparing the planned closures to a Macy’s announcement just over a week earlier revealing the upcoming closure of 40 stores and a restructuring plan that would eliminate more than 4,500 jobs.

February 8, 2016

Retailers and commercial real estate professionals are being increasingly challenged to be more nimble, flexible and connected than ever before — and to find new ways to maximize efficiency and productivity in the non-stop deal-making environment.

February 5, 2016

As we look at the white hot commercial real estate market, it’s clear that value-add and opportunistic investors are chasing deals in new asset classes and locations that are less than ideal.

January 19, 2016

As more of my work brings me into contact with mixed-use developments in urban core markets, it’s clear to me that there are some important changes taking place – changes that are fueling the ongoing mixed-use renaissance in many cities.

January 14, 2016

Chain Store Age has launched our annual search for 10 individuals in retail real estate we call “retail stars.”

December 22, 2015

While there’s understandably a great deal of interest and close attention being paid to what the final 2015 holiday shopping season numbers look like, it’s also time to flip our mental calendars over and take a thoughtful look at what might be in store for the year ahead.

December 21, 2015

I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, especially during the season to be jolly, but I’m a realist. And though I wish happy holidays for all, I must tell mall retailers to steel themselves for another disappointing holiday season.

December 11, 2015

If there was a single theme at the recently concluded ICSC Deal Making Conference in New York City, it was “possibilities.” New projects, new ideas, new trends and a sense of optimism were on display.

November 30, 2015

From the time the first Red Robin was established in Seattle in 1969, the brand has evolved to become a popular success and a familiar presence in cities and towns across the country.

November 24, 2015

The narrative is a familiar one: the scourge of online sales, encroaching ominously on brick-and-mortar market share, continues to siphon sales and transform the retail industry into an increasingly virtual landscape. Over the last few years, nearly every retail sales drop or unexpectedly poor performance has been laid at the feet of the Internet.

November 13, 2015

Today, many people are migrating to livable, walkable communities where they can enjoy easier access to daily routine activities such as visiting a gym, coffee shop or grocery store, and the real estate industry is taking note and following suit.

November 9, 2015

Online retail sales continue to increase – both in absolute terms and as a percentage of total retail sales. The fact remains, however, that online commerce takes place in what is essentially a one-dimensional transactional venue.

October 29, 2015

With (believe it or not) the holiday season almost upon us, it is time once again to take part in the annual ritual of crystal ball gazing and seasonal sales forecasts.

October 9, 2015

When Macy’s announced in early September that it planned to close between 35 and 40 underperforming stores, the move certainly made headlines.

October 7, 2015

For honeygrow founder Justin Rosenberg, the idea was simple: create a business based on his passion for fresh, healthy, wholesome and interesting food.

September 30, 2015

At a time when retail is exploding with new concepts and big ideas, the biggest idea of all remains anything but new.