Category Archives: Development

Brookhaven Shopping Center Trades to Invesco Real Estate

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On behalf of Katz Properties, LLC, of New York City, JLL’s Capital Markets experts today announced the company completed the sale of the 211,758-square-foot Brookhaven Shopping Center in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania. The Shoprite and Lowes anchored property traded to Invesco Real Estate, a global real estate investment manager. JLL’s Managing Directors Chris Angelone and Jim Galbally led the team on the sale.

“We’re seeing institutional investors continue to target grocery-anchored assets in infill… Read More

City Series: Chicago Doesn’t “Chi” Away from Local Charm and Rich Retail

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When the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series (after a long 117 years), tourism was booming and the victory parade blew 5 million people into the Windy City. Chicago is home to fresh and established corridors that are bringing in more people and ultimately, more money. With their energy and mix of options, it’s no wonder that Magnificent Mile, State Street, Oak Street, Wicker… Read More

City Series: The Well Won’t Run Dry on Canada’s Retail Corridors

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Whoever said brick-and-mortar shopping is a dying breed hasn’t visited Canada. Toronto and Vancouver’s prime urban retail corridors are a shopper’s paradise. From independent boutiques to upscale luxury retailers, both cities have something for every budget.

  • Vancouver’s South Granville attracts international retailers, tech titans and independent home-goods boutiques while Robson Street sees transformation from bleak to chic with international and luxury retailers.
  • Toronto’s Bloor Street provides prime
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Top 10 affordable locations for retail stores

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JLL launched its inaugural City Retail report, which reveals the 10 most affordable and desirable retail corridors in the United States based on average asking rent per square foot. These shopping districts have growing populations of working millennials, rising foodie scenes, and trendy mixes of up-and-coming retailers and well-known brands.… Read More

Rosedale Center Gets a Von Maur, Renovation Begins

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JLL-managed Rosedale Center, located in Roseville, Minnesota,  has begun a two-year interior renovation project. Featured in the renovation is an expansion that will introduce a new 125,000-square-foot, two-level Von Maur department store and 21,000 square feet of new shops within a new two-level concourse connecting the existing center to the new anchor. Von Maur construction is expected to start next year, with an opening date in 2018. A new parking deck will… Read More

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.

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Supermarket Sweep Part 2: Convenience, Price & Experience

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This blog post is a continuation of  Supermarket Sweep Part I: Grocers Compete, Retail Real Estate Wins. In order to carve out market share in the slowly growing industry, grocery sellers will have to fight tooth and nail in order to prevail in each arena: convenience, price and experience.

1. CONVENIENCE: Make it easy to buy

grocery 10Surrogate shoppers do the hard work for you

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Supermarket Sweep Part I: Grocers Compete, Retail Real Estate Wins

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Do you remember the game show Supermarket Sweep? In it, teams of shoppers would race through the grocery aisles competing to fill their carts with the most expensive items within a time limit. The show turned what many considered a dull weekly chore into a race against time. Back when Supermarket Sweep first aired in the sixties and later when it was revived in the early nineties, the weekly shopping trip… 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 Signs of Growth for Atlanta’s Retail Market

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Atlanta Skyline1) The End of Overbuilding: Concerns of an overbuilt market impacting Atlanta retail are finally beginning to wane, and the sector is back on the upswing. Overall retail absorption is increasing, which is good news for the suburban market. There was a net 3.3% absorption across the market over the past year, with staggering in-town absorption of 10%. Vacancy rates are dropping as… Read More