Yearly Archives: 2013

JLL Marriage with Surge Retail Makes Sense

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Jones Lang LaSalle Retail Group has bolstered the firm’s retail tenant representation practice by adding more than 30 retail brokers throughout the country in the past 18 months.   Notably, Michael Hirschfield and Steve Farris of Surge Retail recently joined JLL through a merger agreement announced in late July.  With the addition of the powerhouse duo, who bring relationships with major retailers Aldo, Bose, Fossil, Swarovski and more, we can now offer clients… Read More

A Match Made in… Suburbia

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Retail net absorption has been moderate in Chicago, but so far positive. New concepts are branching out of the urban core and exploring the options in suburbia.

The Western and Southwestern suburbs are peaking the interest of expanding occupiers and owners – a perfect match. JLL’s Claire Bitautas and Anne Imming said that landlords are looking to fill medium 5,000 square feet of  inline space, and… Read More

Brick by Brick: Development Resumes

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Since 2009, the Midwest has had minimal retail development. The pent-up demand is driving cities, counties and owners to consider new construction in an effort to capitalize on retailers expansion plans. During the last 18 months JLL’s Donn Fuller, has seen his existing… Read More

Categories: Development.

ICSC Takes on The Windy City

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Navy Pier is swarming with retail experts attending at the ICSC 2013 Chicago Deal Making conference. Watch the video below to get an insider’s perspective on the different drivers impacting the resurgence of Midwest retail in including investment, retailer expansions and development. For more information visit the JLL team in booth #119.

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Categories: ICSC Events.

International Investors Roll the Dice on Retail

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Shopping Centers Today recently noted that international investors are jumping into the U.S. retail real estate market and are seeking two very different types of assets. Big name investors are looking for prime High Street opportunities in select cities and fortress malls,  but underneath the ‘A’ properties there is a whole country full of riskier, higher-cap shopping centers, that are attracting a wave of investors targeting higher returns.

JLL’s Margaret Caldwell notes… Read More

Call it the Retailization of Health Insurance

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Have you heard about the retailization of health insurance? From Medicare to a mall near you, is the newest retail concept to hit the market.

USA Today says, “For the first time, insurers are fiercely competing to attract individual consumers and turning to traditional retail marketing techniques to do so, luring them into stores with… Read More

Is Thanksgivingukkah the new Christmakah?

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This year the first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving, a very rare occurrence that won’t happen again for more than 70,000 years.  In this Wall Street Journal article, discover what effect retail experts say this may have on the impending holiday shopping season as retailers brace for ‘Thanksgivingukkah.”  Will there be two Black Fridays???

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All roads lead to retail in Florida

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We’re at ICSC Florida  and learning about the different drivers impacting the resurgence of retail in the Sunshine State including investment, development, vacancy and rental rates. What are you hearing and seeing on the conference floor?

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