Monthly Archives: December 2015

Metrics for Success in a Clicks (and Bricks) World

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The term ‘omnichannel’ has become so ubiquitous that there doesn’t seem to be any real separation between the online and offline channel anymore. Consumers buy online and pick up in store, or buy an in-store item to shipped to their home or shop at the store, having already researched the product online.

In fact, there are very few retailers who can exist without an online presence, and even successful online retailers are… Read More

The Comeback of Retail Brick and Mortar Construction

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Crain 2In 2006, NASA launched the New Horizons spacecraft for a nine -year mission, the Steelers defeated the Seahawks, and the Nintendo Wii was introduced to America’s youth. It was also the year retail development in the U.S. hit an all-time high of 261 million square feet under construction, with ambitious mega entertainment facilities underway. Within five years, construction halte
d in 2011 and… Read More

Retail Runway Review from ICSC NYC

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ICSC held its popular session, Retail Runway at the New York Dealmaking show this week. T

here were 3 major themes for retailers planning new stores and expanding relatively new concepts:

  1. The Urban Push – Retailers tend to be focusing more on growing urban store presence and this trend often coincides with a
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Urban and Grocery Retail Positioned to Rack up Record Sales

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As commercial real estate enters its sixth year of growth and volatility heightens in the public equity market, questions are beginning to surface as to how much longer this can continue. But investors show no signs of slowing as they satisfy their hunger for urban retail, potentially positioning 2015 as the highest year on record for the subsector outpacing a record year in 2014, according to JLL’s Q3 2015 Investment Outlook… Read More

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Retail Space

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Retailing USAThe U.S. market has six times more retail square feet per person that the United Kingdom, with 2,375 square feet per 100 inhabitants. That’s more space than France, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Germany combined, making it an increasingly attractive locale for European retailers that have reached maturity in their home… Read More