Katherine Boccaccio/Chain Store Age – Over the last 12 annual trips I’ve made to Las Vegas for ICSC’s RECon real estate convention (which officially makes me a rookie in this industry of 20-, 30- and 40+-year veterans), I have always been able to detect some distinct trends. That doesn’t as much make me a trend-watcher as […]
Archives for May 2016
Retailers are getting better at integrating online and physical store operations to boost sales and promote their brands.
Jeff Green & Jerry Hoffman/Multifamily Executive – With mixed-use opportunities on the rise, development professionals are capitalizing on the growing trend to cross-categorize the retail real estate and multifamily housing markets to create a sense of “place.” This is especially visible in major urban markets like New York and Dallas, but we’re now starting to […]
Paula Gardner/MLive – Metro Detroit quietly stepped to the forefront of U.S. mall transformations early this year with a deal for a ¼-million square foot anchor tenant that won’t display the latest fashions, attract new customers or push sales per square foot. Yet retail experts say that Ford Motor Company moving 2,100 employees into Fairlane Mall […]
Developers are thinking strategically and creatively about how to fill large open spaces in their shopping developments–and creating new projects and paradigms in the process.
As pure-play retailers take to the streets, what are the site considerations?