Yearly Archives: 2014

#TBT Black Friday Style: 1987

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The most important time of the year for the retail industry, Black Friday and now Thanksgiving Thursday, is two weeks away. New data from JLL’s 2014 Holiday Sentiment Report found that  nearly 1/3 of respondents’ stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day, and  that 90% of retailers expect Black Friday to generate upwards of 40% of their total annual sales.  It’s likely shoppers will see even earlier openings on Thanksgiving, and bigger door buster… Read More

Sears Holdings Announces Plans For Mixed-Use Development In Aventura

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Sears Holdings Corporation has submitted plans to the City of Aventura for the redevelopment of the Sears property at Aventura Mall into an exciting open-air village that will feature retail, restaurants, offices and a hotel.

Esplanade at Aventura will be a complete redevelopment of the 12.3 acres owned by Sears Holdings that currently features a Sears full-line store, Sears Auto Center and adjacent surface parking areas. The proposed new development will include approximately… Read More

JLL Adds Retail Expert Jamie Kendall in San Francisco Bay Area

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Jamie KendallJLL has expanded its retail brokerage practice in Northern California with the addition of Jamie Kendall as Vice President. Jamie will be based in the firm’s San Francisco office, and will partner with the firm’s existing retail, agency leasing and investment sales teams to help maximize the value of retail assets for JLL’s growing client base in downtown San Francisco. Kendall will have… Read More

VIDEO: Can You Imagine a World Without Grocery Stores?

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Four years from now, you’ll see fewer traditional supermarkets as consumers spread their spending across multiple grocery stores. JLL Retail shares how shifts in the grocery landscape are impacting the sector and what you can expect in the next decade on Fox TV: http://bit.ly/1wlRvxW

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How Shopping Centers Can Scare Up Good Returns from Ghost Space

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Halloween comes only once a year, much to the disappointment of costumed, candy-hoarding kids — and much to the relief of their parents. For years, retailers and mall owners would’ve largely sided with the kids: Halloween brings increased sales, but only for one month a year and only for certain kinds of shops.

The retail sector embraces the business version of a sugar high by using… Read More

Ringing Up the Competition in Chicagoland Grocery

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It wasn’t too long ago when the outlook for Chicago grocery could politely be called ‘uncertain,’ with the shuttering of Dominick’s 72 stores at the end of 2013 as the most visible sign of this. But that picture is changing, says Peter Caruso of JLL.

What’s the current state of the Chicagoland grocery landscape?

Peter Caruso says: Extremely competitive! As competition in the grocery arena… Read More

Fast Fashion Retailers Head Down Under

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fast-fashion-retailers-head-down-underForeign retailers are flocking to Australia to invest in bricks and mortar after finding their feet online, according to retail experts at JLL. E-commerce adoption in Australia is high – largely because of its remote geography – and online shoppers spend more per purchase than anywhere else in the world. As a result, city high… Read More

LA’s Retail Market Update: ICSC Western Division Conference

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JLL’s Craig Killman is attending the ICSC Western Division Conference today in San Diego, and takes a closer look at the Los Angeles retail corridors:

  • What types of retail properties are investors seeking in Los Angeles?Craig K

The two hottest categories in Los Angeles right now are specialty food-anchored neighborhood centers and high street retail. Major specialty… Read More