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.

September 30, 2015

Chain Store Age talked with Michael Puline, senior VP of leasing, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, for DLC Management Corp., about trends, technology, and projects on the board.

September 15, 2015

Nothing will have a greater impact on the value of your shopping center than how you approach an anchor tenant lease expiration.

September 15, 2015

General Growth Properties has launched a Fall Fashion Guide, available online and accessible to its mall shoppers around the country.

September 14, 2015

At a time when the growing influence of millennials and the ongoing development, redevelopment and revitalization of urban communities continue to shape the commercial development landscape, the changes taking place in the hotel and multi-family sectors reflect many of those same demographic and development trends.

September 4, 2015

In today’s ever-changing, fast-paced world with almost everything you want at your fingertips, retail real estate developers must figure out a way to stay relevant and thrive.

September 2, 2015

As the initial results came in for this year’s back-to-school retail spending forecasts, the numbers were about where I thought they might be: down a couple of percentage points.

August 24, 2015

It is no secret that there is a significant paradigm shift underway in the world of regional retail development.

August 17, 2015

For many, the concept of an outlet mall is associated with not only appealing deals on name-brand products, but also with driving long distances to get to the far-flung locations where outlets have traditionally been located.

August 4, 2015

In recent years, a very old practice has gotten some new attention: design is once again ascendant in the world of commercial development.