Monthly Archives: July 2014

Meet JLL Retail’s Interns & Diversity Scholarship Recipients

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As the retail industry changes rapidly, it’s essential to develop and train talented future leaders. Today JLL announced the recipients of its ICSC Foundation’s JLL Diversity Scholarship, which in _MG_0673partnership with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), provides financial assistance to two minority undergraduates studying real estate or a related field at Georgia State University and The University of Georgia. The winners,… Read More

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3 Questions Smart Retailers are Asking Themselves Now

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The three questions smart retailers are asking from JLL

1. Are we offering an omni-channel experience?

More and more retailers are striving to build a true omni-channel experience that merges at-home, in-store and mobile commerce into one seamless experience. In other words, if a customer wants to view an item online, purchase it using their phone and pick it up in-store, they can do so in… Read More

Shopping Center Security – Goodbye Phone Trees, Hello Texts and Tweets

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iphone4-screenshotIn an unpredictable world, security in shopping centers and retail outlets has taken center stage. The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) estimates that last year, a typical mall spent more than $1 million on security. While prevention is ideal, preparedness and responsiveness are critical to stabilizing and mobilizing employees and tenants during a crisis.

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Urbanization: Challenge or Opportunity for Retail Industry?

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Urbanization is one of the most powerful  forces, presenting some the biggest challenges but also opportunities for real estate globally. The rate of urbanization is creating a tier of true global cities, with huge opportunities for local and international retailers alike.

Pace of urbanization…

UCitiesrbanization is not a new phenomenon, but what is striking about urbanization today is the sheer scope and pace at which it… Read More

The City Shake-up: Top-ranking 30 Cities on JLL’s Intensity Index

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By: Colin Dyer, President & CEO of JLL

Real estate investors are getting more aggressive.

As they move across borders searching for attractive returns, and as multinational corporations extend their footprints into new markets around the world, many are asking strategic questions about the dynamics of different cities. In recent years, we’ve seen a gradual shift in the mindsets of many of our investor clients: they’re recognizing cities as emerging political and business powerhouses.

Cities compete… Read More

Mid-year Observations: Stars Aligned for Retail Investment Sales

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Post the recent ICSC ReCon, Rebecca Wells, Executive Vice President of Midwest Retail Capital Markets at JLL shares her views on retail investment sales. The stars have aligned for extremely favorable selling conditions with market fundamentals and financing availability the best we’ve seen in years.

2014 Mid-Year Observations: Stars aligned for retail investment sales from JLL

 

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200,000 SF Retail & Entertainment Expansion at Streets of West Chester, Ohio

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The number of high quality retail amenities available to residents of the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio market will soon get a double dose of development with two new retail locations now launching. The Streets of SWC SP Overlay 062014West Chester is a 167,638-square-foot lifestyle center, located at 9465 on Civic Center Drive. LPC Retail is now kicking off the pre-development leasing and marketing… Read More

Retailers’ $600B secrets to luring Millennial shoppers

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They’re online, but they still like going to stores. They have money to spend but love coupons and promotions. Here’s how to navigate the retail preferences of the 18-34 crowd.

They may be young, with many life experiences still to come. But when it comes to spending habits and material addictions, retailers and retail landlords can’t afford… Read More