Last week at the 2012 ICSC Western Conference, many of the trends my colleagues in Florida were seeing on the east coast are showing up on the west coast too. Retailers are definitely looking for opportunities to expand, and restaurant concepts are the most aggressive. The next hottest food trend that is being developed and growing first in California is the fast fired pizza… Read More
I just wanted to share a few of my Southern California trends as we start the second day of the ICSC Western Division conference.
All indications show that the well-located, anchored shopping centers in core trade areas are seeing positive absorption and that rents and concessions have stabilized. Long dormant tenants are beginning to expand again and value oriented tenants such as… Read More
It’s no secret that the third and fourth quarter outlook for retail in the California and other west coast markets remain modest, but that retailers are faring far better now than the last two years. As I’ve been finalizing my schedule for the upcoming 2012 ICSC Western Division Conference in San Diego, I’m keeping an eye on a handful of trends we… Read More