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 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 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 19, 2015

As those familiar with the New Orleans commercial real estate market will readily acknowledge, the city continues to maintain a positive trajectory, with a great deal of activity in and around the metro area.

November 26, 2014

High expectations are the key to everything. Take mobile for example. Apps from Starbucks, Uber, Netflix, and Apple have all made outstanding digital experiences expected and commonplace. Finally, customers have a taste of products and services that work the way they should, effectively reprogramming consumer expectations for all digital experiences.

September 29, 2014

Moving into the final months of 2014, the outlook for retail in the Northeast remains quite positive. We are seeing demand from national, local and franchise companies across a broad range of categories.

September 18, 2014

Chain Store Age talked with Jeff Kuchman, Principal/Director Tenant Brokerage, Mid-America Real Estate Corp., based in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, about the company’s tenant representation business and how it has continued to take center stage.

September 5, 2014

In the September 2014 issue of Chain Store Age is featured the first-ever “power brokers” listing, a lineup of 15 national retail real estate heavyweights selected by the CSA staff from hundreds of nominations.

September 4, 2014

Forward-thinking retailers are increasingly leveraging their brick-and-mortar locations to establish omnichannel models that meet the growing consumer demand for a more convenient, more cost-effective and more personalized shopping experience.

August 19, 2014

The story of Houston, Texas has added some exciting new chapters in recent years. With low unemployment, a booming economy and one of the fastest-growing populations of any city in the nation, Houston’s rise alongside some of the most prominent cities in the nation continues unabated.

August 5, 2014

A city with a booming population, one of the nation’s lowest unemployment figures, and an expanding presence on the national and international stage, Houston, Texas is on this rise.

July 7, 2014

To the extent that it can be said about the nation’s fourth most populous city, Houston has been flying under the radar. While Houston is far from an obscure metropolis, its emerging status as one of America’s truly iconic cities seemingly has yet to take hold in the public consciousness.

May 14, 2014

For a couple years now, outlet centers have been moving from the outskirts of cities closer and closer to downtown. Howard Hughes Corp.’s Outlet Collection at Riverwalk is the first to make it all the way downtown — into the center of the newly rebuilt New Orleans.

May 13, 2014

On the eve of RECon 2014, The Sembler Co. is gunning its development, property management and acquisition motors.

May 12, 2014

Chain Store Age recently asked Corey Bialow to talk about the retail real estate trends he sees from his vantage point today. Here’s what he had to say.

April 17, 2014

Grocers are operating in a rapidly changing environment — an exploding omni-channel marketplace in which competitive strategies that worked five years ago are obsolete.

April 8, 2014

New York City is the world’s retail hub — and within the city are major opportunities for retail expansion.

March 19, 2014

Place-making has become perhaps the essential element in creating value in today’s competitive retail environment.

February 27, 2014

By Carrie Smith, Carrie.Smith@FranklinSt.com It is undeniable that fast-casual restaurant chains in North Florida and South Georgia are resuming their expansion plans. The local unemployment rate ended 2013 under 6%, home building permits jumped nearly 30%, and car sales climbed — all signs of an improving local economy.

January 10, 2014

Last year, Cedar Realty Trust shook off the last vestiges of its recession. Upon taking the reins of Cedar, new president and CEO Bruce Schanzer set in motion a short-term strategic plan in third quarter 2011.

January 9, 2014

Franklin Flea’s successful holiday season earned the once-a-week indoor flea market a return booking for April.

November 20, 2013

When the new Nordstrom Rack opened at Mercato in Naples, Fla., in early November, 500 people somehow got into the store within the first five minutes. No kidding.

October 30, 2013

Recently, Chain Store Age asked Joseph Coradino, CEO of PREIT, if 2013 has kept pace with 2012. Here’s what he had to say.

October 21, 2013

Watters Creek, in Allen, Texas, began life in a 2005 focus group with two-dozen women from Allen.