REAL ESTATE

Retail Live! acquires Retailer One on One

BY Michael Fickes

Austin, Texas — A national networking company that brings retailers together at events with industry leading landlords, brokers and developers, Retail Live! recently acquired Orlando, Fla.-based Retailer One on One, expanding the company’s market presence in the Southeast.

Founded in 2011, Retail Live! has programs in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and now Orlando.

The 16th Annual Retailer One on One networking event will run from 11:30 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Hilton Orlando.

Retail Live! programs are condensed, retailer-centric
networking events conducted in a casual format, all while being productive and entertaining. Each program includes a trade show and reception, affording commercial real estate professionals the opportunity to network directly with the retailer’s representatives.

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Levin adds two New Jersey shopping center assignments

BY Michael Fickes

Edison and Eatontown, N.J. — Levin Management has added two new shopping center assignments — on behalf of two new clients — to its portfolio.

Festival Plaza in Edison has named Levin managing agent for the 151,000-sq.-ft., Asian-themed, grocery-anchored property. The firm is also offering two proposed 10,000-sq.-ft. pads at the center for leasing. The center’s current tenants include H Mart Supermarket, a leading high-end Asian supermarket brand, Edison Healthcare, BBQ Buffet, Great Clips, China Trust Bank and others.

In Eatontown, the 30,000-sq.-ft. Eatontown Plaza, directly across from Monmouth Mall, has selected Levin is leasing agent. Levin is marketing a 7,700-sq.-ft. space. The Plaza is otherwise fully occupied by national tenants including Men’s Wearhouse, The Vitamin Shoppe, Leisure Fitness, Beach Bum Tanning and Sprint.

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UPS capitalizes on shorter holiday shopping season

BY CSA STAFF

UPS is trying to capitalize on this year’s shorter holiday shopping season, which is six days fewer than last year’s, by touting the shipping services its UPS Store offers.

The UPS Store has a network of 4,300 employees at locally owned and operated centers ready to pack and ship everything from fragile glass ornaments to surfboards and golf clubs. The store also offers customers a Pack and Ship Guarantee.

Consumers who prefer packing their own gifts themselves can obviously still ship them via the UPS Store, but are asked to do the following:

  • Take batteries out of items before shipping.
  • Use a sturdy new box to provide additional protection for items. Do not use old boxes or gift boxes to ship gifts or any string or wrapping paper on the outside of the package.
  • Use at least two inches of packaging peanuts on each side of the item.
  • Make sure the sender’s and recipient’s addresses are visible inside and outside of the package.
  • Use packing tape on all package seams — do not use masking, cellophane or duct tape.

According to the National Retail Federation, online holiday shopping is expected to increase as much as 15% this year despite the shorter season.

The UPS Store also has in-center mailboxes for shoppers who prefer to have packages delivered to a secure UPS location where they can pick up at their convenience.

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