March 6, 2015

The normally staid lighting industry is in a state of flux due to disruptive technologies, such as solid-state light sources and intelligent lighting control. Here’s a look at four metatrends that are likely to shape the future of lighting:

March 2, 2015

X Team International announced that Oregon-based partner New & Neville has been retained by CAPREF Lloyd Center, LLC as the broker for leasing of the Lloyd Center during and following its renovation.

February 10, 2015

One of the interesting retail real estate trends I’ve been seeing pick up steam in the last couple of years is the willingness of many retailers to look beyond the traditional mall locations. Many are choosing locations on “hot streets,” bustling avenues within major communities that happen to be the retail hub, or in the downtown/village center area of the market.

February 10, 2015

Simon announced today that Livermore Premium Outlets, the Bay Area's premier outlet shopping center, will be rebranded and named San Francisco Premium Outlets in conjunction with its major expansion.

February 4, 2015

The office supply stores industry already exhibits a high level of market concentration, with the two largest companies (Office Depot Inc. and Staples) accounting for the vast majority of industry revenue. This merger would bring 73.6% of the total market share under the control of the newly formed entity.

January 27, 2015

Commercial builder Bernards is currently constructing two major downtown Los Angeles mixed-use projects: Grand and 12th, a major multifamily project in the popular South Park district, and Olive at Pico – both owned by The Wolff Company and designed by TCA Architects.

January 27, 2015

Retailers need to quickly build world-class IT capabilities for omnichannel retailing — a seamless, integrated shopping experience, whether the customers are in the store or online.

January 26, 2015

Rapid omnichannel growth from retailers with an adapting supply chain environment are among the driving forces of change in 2015.

January 9, 2015

From Valentine’s Day to Christmas, the year is filled with big moments for retailers – but a retailer’s strategy should be much more than a numbers game during these times.

December 29, 2014

 When it came to fulfilling holiday deliveries, Apple, Dell, Nordstrom and Zappos stood out among other major competitors.

December 29, 2014

It’s no secret that neither the retail industry nor the technology industry has exactly achieved parity when it comes to granting women access to top-level decision-making positions.

December 11, 2014

Retailers now stand at the two-thirds point of the Holiday shopping season, 41 days into the 61-day November-December statistical calendar—and two weeks until Christmas. 

December 8, 2014

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to continue to slow down in December. 

December 5, 2014

Heslin Holdings, Inc., a privately owned commercial real estate investment and development firm, has purchased 1640 Rio Rancho Blvd., aretail property located in Rio Rancho, a city within the major metropolitanregion of Albuquerque, N.M.

December 3, 2014

Brand-building expert and consultant Denise Lee Yohn has released her annual outlook for the year,  “Brands to Watch in 2015.” Here are her top five picks.

December 1, 2014

It’s that time of the year again – seasons turning, holiday spirit in the air and the start of the annual shopping frenzy engulfing our nation this time every year.

November 26, 2014

The Esplanade mixed-use development on E. Camelback Road in Phoenix will under significant renovations beginning in first quarter of 2015, according to third-party manager CBRE.

November 25, 2014

The country as a whole has weathered some difficult economic times in the past several years, with the Northeast among the hardest-hit regions. The Northeast retail real estate market felt the impact of both fewer shoppers as consumers moved to areas of the country with better job opportunities, and reductions in the size and frequency of shopping trips.

However, just as the economic prospects of the country have started improving of late, so too have the economic prospects of the Northeast started improving, with the regional real estate market benefiting.

November 20, 2014

H.J. Martin announced it has completed a major project for national retailer Burlington Coat Factory. 

November 12, 2014

An improved picture in both ‘big-box’ and smaller store spaces combined to push the retail vacancy rate along central New Jersey’s major shopping corridors to a six-year low of 7.6% from 9.8% in 2013

November 11, 2014

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to slow down this month following record levels seen in September and October as retailers rushed to bring merchandise into the country ahead of a possible shutdown of West Coast ports. 

November 6, 2014

Guitar Center and four additional new retailers and restaurants are slated to open at Redmond Town Center, in Redmond, Wash., later this year and into next spring.

November 4, 2014

Apple Pay is off to a fast start—but will it last? Will any of these mobile wallet systems gain traction, or will they remain a novelty for a small subset of consumers?