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.

July 13, 2015

As revitalized urban spaces continue to flourish in cities across the country, the concept of co-working spaces has gained considerable traction.

July 9, 2015

This year, GGP and The Lego Group partnered to host The Lego Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger-than-life Lego replicas of some of the nation’s most beloved landmarks.

May 26, 2015

I just got back from the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) 2015 RECon Convention in Las Vegas, and I came away feeling as good as I have about the state of the industry in some time (and it wasn’t just the weather, which was delightfully on the cool side). Judging by the buzz on the floor at the convention center, the action was definitely heating up.

May 8, 2015

For generations, hair and beauty services were exclusively operated as “commission salons,” where owners collected a percentage of fees paid to stylists.

April 28, 2015

In Bismarck, North Dakota, where a regional boom associated with the nearby Bakken Formation has made the state second only to Texas in terms of U.S. oil production, commercial development is on the rise. The missing piece of the puzzle for the city, however, has been the conspicuous absence of a defining downtown mixed-use destination: the kind of a social, civic, financial, and experiential cornerstone that gives residents and visitors somewhere to live, work, play and stay.

April 21, 2015

I think there’s a tendency to lump all store closings together, when the reality is much more nuanced and complex. Not all store closings are created equal, so I wanted to break the recent announcements down into several different categories.

April 17, 2015

Victoria Gardens will break ground on a full streetscape renovation encompassing 1.19 acres of the center along its Monet Avenue, according to Melina Ferraez, director of marketing for Victoria Gardens.

April 6, 2015

Recent completion of the $60 million power center Coastal North Town Center signaled the arrival of Myrtle Beach’s first Publix supermarket and Hobby Lobby store.

March 25, 2015

Staten Island Mall announced that the 1.2-million-sq.-ft. property will undergo a much anticipated multi-million dollar redevelopment that will add interior and exterior upgrades, new fashion retailers, restaurants, a Fairway Market and public piazza for guests to gather and enjoy events year-round, including a farmers market, holiday festivities, fashion shows and community fundraisers.

March 25, 2015

“You can’t get your nails done online, you can’t get dry cleaning done online and you can’t eat the Internet.” These are the dominant themes from retail clients (property owners) over the last few years. Today’s shopping center acquirers are looking for “necessity centers” with a stable rent roll. These centers consist of restaurants, nail salons and other destination retail that is not competing with e-commerce.

March 24, 2015

The end of a retail icon is always big news in commercial real estate, and it’s particularly relevant when the brand in question is closing more than 4,000 stores around the country.

March 23, 2015

While California’s verdant Central Valley is the fastest growing area in the state, the entire population of the 22,500-square-mile region is a comparatively modest 6.5 million people — Los Angeles County alone boasts over 50% more residents. However, this single region, which is responsible for producing 25% of all of the food consumed in the United States, is expected to absorb many of the 10 million people the state is projected to grow by over the next few decades. It is also home to one of the most ambitious and distinctive new developments in modern American history: Quay Valley.

March 10, 2015

There has been a lot of discussion in the last several years about the strength of the grocery sector. I think it’s clear that a big reason behind that success has been the evolution of different formats and the explosive growth of a new generation of grocery concepts that represent a significant departure from the traditional grocery model.

March 6, 2015

We are in the midst of a retail boom in Brooklyn and it is only going to get bigger. Over the past two years, retail has grown significantly in Brooklyn, the fourth largest “city” in the U.S., with the number of corridors (streets with a notable retail presence and average rents of at least $35 per square foot) nearly doubling since 2013. According to CPEX’s 2015 Brooklyn Retail Report, the number of active retail corridors grew from 67 in 2013 to 121 in 2015, an increase of over 80%.

February 24, 2015

If we wanted to show the struggles of the classic American mall, I don’t think we could come up with a better example than Northland Mall in Southfield, Michigan.