Monthly Archives: May 2015

5 Keys Ways to Keep Customers Coming Back

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Consumers1. EMBRACE THE 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 a smooth and effortless way. Omni-channel provides the… Read More

5 Tips to Cut Shopping Center Costs

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Cutting Costs1. DITCH THE PAPER, DO DIGITAL: Rising paper costs and decreased customer usage makes going paperless a “no brainer” for your shopping center. Shoppers like receiving messages about retailer sales, upcoming events and safety information on their smartphones, tablets and digital devices. Embrace the opportunity to dump the paper flyers, and enable… Read More

5 Tips for Managing Your Store Portfolio

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5 tips store portfolio1. DRIVE FOR DATA—NOT JUST YOUR GUT:
Not every retailer collects every piece of customer data: addresses, shopping frequency, in-store and on-line purchase amounts, but that’s ok. Augment the data you do have with in-store customer satisfaction surveys, and consider tapping into customer loyalty programs and purchasing psychographic and… Read More

JLL Acquires Retail Brokerage Firm Wilson Retail Group in Southern California

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33312_077As consumer confidence continues to climb and economic prospects for retailers improve, JLL is getting a big boost to its retail business by acquiring Wilson Retail Group, a leading, independent retail brokerage and capital markets firm in Southern California. The transaction will enable JLL, already the nation’s largest third-party retail property manager, to provide a broader range of brokerage and investment sales services to… Read More

5 Tips to #SocialMedia and #Tech Stardom

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1. GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL: When it comes to social media, listening is twice as valuable as posting! Retailers who follow this rule are the winners today because shoppers willingly share valuable personal data on social media.  Consumers have fewer privacy hang-ups than in previous years and obtaining personal information is easier for retailers.  The trade-off is consumers expect you to use that… Read More

5 Ways to Reap Revenue from Unused Space

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Reap Revenue from Unused Space1. DARE TO BE DIFFERENT: 
Enhancing a retail center with unique tenants creates synergy and healthy competition. New experiences drive traffic, repeat visits and sales. Keep your center fresh with new and different shops; develop relationships with local and regional boutiques so you’ll be their first call when they’re ready to expand. Offer competitive and flexible lease terms to… Read More

5 Need-to-Know ADA Updates for Retailers & Restaurants

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ADA1. KEEP YOUR OPTIONS—AND DOORS—OPEN: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is designed to prohibit discrimination and ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities. In effect since 1991, it’s undergone updates, affecting most commercial real estate in some fashion. In fact, all commercial spaces used by the public – as well… Read More

5 Reasons Why Lenders Are Looking to Retail

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  1. Uptick in Competition: Due to the liquidity of the debt capital markets and the pursuit of higher yields, all lender groups including life companies, CMBS, banks, pension funds and debt funds are actively looking to place capital on retail product on a national basis at loan-to-value ratios of 65-85 percent.  Grocery-anchored assets in primary markets continue to attract the most aggressive capital, however
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Top 5 Things to Know about Retail Banking

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By: Guy Ponticello  Managing Director of Capital Markets, JLL Guy.Ponticiello@am.jll.comBy: Guy Ponticello, Managing Director of Capital Markets, JLL

  1. RETAIL BANKING FINDS ITS FOOTING: Under the weight of the Great Recession, retail banking was forced to streamline operations and reallocate capital but the industry is once again on solid ground.  While nearly 5,000 bank branches closed following the
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