Category Archives: Agency Leasing

Malls once full of shoppers, now home to students

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There are communities that have too much retail space. But, prime real estate can be converted, demolished and/or rezoned for new developments. About 22 percent of malls that JLL studied have taken this approach.

So, why buy a mall and create something totally different? Well, because good real estate locations are always a good investment.

Highland Mall, the first suburban shopping mall in Austin, Texas opened in 1971 and officially closed its doors nearly… Read More

Extreme makeover, mall edition

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More than 94% of mall owners are ditching their old digs for new common area couches, a fresh coat of paint, new stores and/or a name change. A little freshening goes a long way along. Sometimes success is all about marketability.

Malls are refreshing branding strategies to improve and add to their appeal, through common area improvements like modernizing outdated features like new… Read More

Old school experience, new school technology

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By: Marilynn Joyner, JLL Retail in New York.

In today’s digital age, consumers’ expectations of their beloved brands are expanding. Shoppers now have an increased need for a more personalized shopping experience – which only a physical retail store can deliver.

The firm L2 found that 75% of online shoppers worldwide consider the brick-and-mortar… Read More

Kicking Canvassing into High Gear

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a retail newbie or seasoned industry vet, everyone can use a refresher on how to canvass. Which is why JLL has implemented a Specialty Leasing boot camp, facilitated by Tracey Hatley the Director of Specialty Leasing for JLL. In this course, attendees dive into the fundamentals, and receive training on how to navigate the changing retail landscape to ultimately engage the right merchants to create unique… Read More

Red Flagging Emergencies, Elevates Operations

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Several properties across Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico were impacted by recent hurricanes and in limbo post storm. The operations team was able to use JLL’s RedFlag notification system to communicate with the property’s staff, retailers, and senior management in seconds with real-time updates. What was once a mass email or phone tree system, has… Read More

Experience Ambassadors Boost Consumer Engagement

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In August, JLL launched the Elevate the Experience webinar series aimed at making our property management teams Experience Ambassadors for their centers.

The first webinar started with the basics – What Is an Experience? It Starts at the Ring Road, went through big and small ways to enhance shoppers’ journeys from the moment they step on… Read More

Cashing in on culinary experiences

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Space dedicated to food and beverage (F&B) within malls is now up 5% from a decade ago, and that may reach 20% by 2025. But why the shift to foodie destinations?

Well, the retail industry is undergoing a transformation driven by consumers, who are demanding more from their retail experiences. For an… Read More

Brixton Acquires Everett Mall, JLL Assumes Management and Leasing

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JLL and Brixton Capital today announced that Brixton Capital has acquired 100 percent ownership interest in Everett Mall and retained JLL to manage and lease the 676,880 square-foot enclosed mall located at 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, Washington. The 70+ store property is anchored by Burlington, Old Navy, Ulta and Sears.Read More

JLL brings “Manhattan Village Beach Vibe” to life at ICSC Western Conference

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When an investor launches a redevelopment, they often look to creative marketing ploys to attract consumers and tenants to an improved property. JLL is breaking the typical marketing mold with the debut of its Manhattan Village showcase, an exhibitor-first experiential promotion, at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) Western Conference, held October 2nd  to 4th in Los Angeles, California.

At the show, JLL is dedicating the front-section of its exhibition booth… Read More

Families Keep Back-to-School Shopping Simple

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It may seem like school just went out on recess, but families across the United States are already gearing up for the back-to-school season. JLL’s Back-to-School Consumer Shopping Survey looks at how parents are budgeting for the season, where they buy clothing and supplies and the most important factors influencing their shopping trips.

“Back-to-school shopping is… Read More