Yearly Archives: 2018

The Five Fastest Growing Shifts in Food and Beverage

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JLL launches Global Food Trends report at ICSC Food for Thought Conference

JLL has scoured the globe for the weirdest, most wonderful and prophetic innovations of foodservice and shortlisted five mega trends that landlords and restaurateurs should watch in 2018 in its recently released Global Food Trends 2018 report. According to the report, launched today at… Read More

Shauna Mattis: A Slam Dunk

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Shauna Mattis, Senior Vice President, Retail Brokerage out of Los Angeles, leads client management and leasing services of retail space throughout Southern California. Her clients include REIT’s, developers, receivers, institutional and professional shopping center owners. Through her portfolio of properties, she has successfully completed leases with many of the active retail chain tenants in the industry.

Shauna looks at her career as another opportunity in her life to help others. At home… Read More

JLL Adds Philadelphia Retail Investment Sales Expert

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Colin Behr has joined the firm as a Vice President of Capital Markets, Retail. He will be based in the firm’s Philadelphia office and will work primarily with Managing Directors Jim Galbally and Bill Moylan on retail capital markets assignments throughout Greater Philadelphia the Mid-Atlantic.

“We are excited to have Colin join our team. The addition of Colin reinforces our commitment to hiring the best talent in the market to best serve… Read More

More than Money

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Tyson Switzenberg, Senior Vice President and Arizona Retail Brokerage Lead, went from running his own company of three employees to being part of a growing global organization, so it’s no shock that his transition to JLL was transformative. Tyson says, “I see a major difference in the knowledge base and resources of working within such a large organization, yet that still maintains a culture of energy and enthusiasm, where the team looks out for… Read More

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Adam Cody has been in retail 15 years, starting out at The Staubach Company two weeks after graduating from the University of Illinois. He was in a research and broker support position where he learned the ropes before eventually transitioning into full on brokerage.

As a leader, Adam walks the walk. It’s not what’s said in… Read More

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3 P’s in the Pod

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Peter Caruso, SVP, Retail Brokerage, is the ultimate example of patience + persistence = prosperity. Prior to joining JLL, the market had begun recovering from the worst downturn in modern day Retail history. For Peter, things were good; however, he was functioning on a regional platform. He was excited to come to JLL, a global platform, which was the wave of the future. To Peter, it doesn’t feel like a big… Read More

Investors increase appetite for grocery-anchored assets while store expansions taper

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JLL says healthy food, affordable pricing, private labels and digital integrations drive grocery store performance.

Grocery-anchored centers continued to be an attractive property type for investors in 2017, with sales volumes increasing by 5.3 percent. The asset class remained stable amid a period of low retail transaction volumes. But after grocery store expansions went bananas in… Read More

It Takes Two…Margarets

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Margaret Caldwell and Margaret Jones, commonly referred to as the Margarets, recently had their 10 year JLLiversary. Together, this dynamic Atlanta-based duo on our Capital Markets, Retail team has closed dozens of deals, impressed hundreds of clients and been an all-around fantastic pair since they joined the firm. Learn more about what makes the Margarets tick and the secret sauce of their success.

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Three Ways to Restructure your Lease

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Do you attack your occupancy costs as aggressively as you do your cost of goods sold? As your labor and overhead costs? Very few companies do, but increasingly some of the most successful companies in the world are aggressively determined to reduce occupancy costs to improve profitability. Restructuring your leases can make a material impact on your bottom line and get you back to, or help keep you in a strong… Read More

Remembering Scott Kaplan

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Clients and Friends:

It is with deep sadness that we share the stunning reality that we lost a valued member of the retail and real estate community, Scott Kaplan. Scott passed away unexpectedly last week. Details are below on the celebration honoring his life. 

A true retail champion, Scott was a leader among leaders. He led a life filled with passion, enthusiasm, integrity and bravery. His clients meant the world to him, and he valued… Read More

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