Category Archives: Americas Retail

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

JLL adds quartet of retail investment sales experts in Los Angeles

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Tom Lagos, Patrick Toomey, Jordan Uttal and Heather Boren to strengthen retail platform in Southern California

 

JLL is strengthening its West Coast retail client service offerings yet again. January 2018, the firm added investment sales experts Tom Lagos and Patrick Toomey as Executive Vice Presidents and Jordan Uttal and Heather Boren as… Read More

JLL Expands South Florida Retail Practice with Two Key Hires

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Andrew Rosenberg and Kesha Williams boost JLL’s growing retail brokerage platform in South Florida

MIAMI, January 23, 2018 – JLL announced the addition of two experienced brokers to its Florida Retail Brokerage practice. Andrew Rosenberg joins JLL as Vice President and Kesha Williams as Senior Associate of Retail Brokerage for the South Florida market. The new hires reflect JLL’s ongoing commitment to growing the firm’s leasing and tenant representation offerings in… Read More

New Year, Positive Outlook

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5 ways retailers can increase sales volumes online and in-store all year By: Marilynn Joyner, JLL Retail in New York.

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, or so the song goes. It’s also the time of the year where majority of retailers reach their highest annual… Read More

Retail Conundrum Resolved

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A JLL client, Case Equity Partners is pleased to present a patent-pending solution to the challenges facing brick and mortar and e-commerce – The Shopping Fulfillment Center. The SFC is a “hybridization of brick and click” combining a last-mile fulfillment center with a lifestyle retail center – requiring minimal up-front retailer investment or fixed costs, while providing shoppers with the best of e-tail and retail.

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JLL launches PinPoint tech tool

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JLL may not have the same heroic swagger as Wonder Woman, but the company is using its own magic lasso to define consumer behavior patterns. Using a virtual lasso, commonly referred to as a geofence, JLL is tracking the holy grail of consumer data: an accurate profile of shoppers entering a property through its new tech tool, PinPoint. This new geofencing software tool analyzes mobile data (both cellular and GPS) at… Read More

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