Category Archives: Construction

Want to buy your hotel’s bed? Now you can.

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The hospitality industry’s influence has expanded significantly in recent years, with an integration into chic corporate office spaces, custom retail environments and even healthcare facilities.

 

Retailers are constantly focused on reinventing their brands to meet changing consumer expectations, so it’s no surprise that furniture retailer West Elm recently announced its plan to launch a chain of boutique hotels in order to sustain its growth without opening an army of new stores.

“Retailers need… 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

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 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