Category Archives: Malls

JLL Predicts Up to 6 Percent Growth in Holiday Season Spending

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Once the last trace of Halloween candy is gone, Americans plan to get started on holiday shopping. Nearly 30 percent of shoppers will start shopping prior to Thanksgiving, while just over 30 percent of shoppers will start stocking up over the five day period from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday.

“As we head… 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

Ask Me Anything About Brand Activation

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For the past 17 years, Jason Metz has been at the forefront of the brand experience revolution. He’s helped iconic brands including: Porsche, P&G, Adidas, IBM, Anheuser-Busch, Walmart, Forever21, Nokia, MillerCoors, Pizza Hut and Conde Nast create stronger, more rewarding and longer-lasting relationships with their consumers, resulting in significantly higher sales, profitability and market share.

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JLL Retail’s Store Closure Summary – September

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JLL Retail Research looks at coming closures, the impact of e-commerce on brick and mortar stores, how the store experience is changing and which retailers are actually expanding operations despite the current climate (as of September 2017).

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Bagged or boxed? JLL predicts the future of 13 retail categories

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The way shoppers value time, touch and money drives on- or off-line purchasing

Online retail sales will grow by an average of 15 percent annually through 2020 according to eMarketer. But, the rate at which online versus in-store sales occur will vary drastically by category. JLL’s latest report explores the tie between how shoppers value goods and the way 13 retail categories will be sold.

“Shoppers each have a unique value system for… Read More

What is Fueling Retail’s Future?

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James Cook, Director of Retail Research, hosted a compelling webinar about the ‘F’ words that are fueling Retail’s future. Don’t wash our mouths out with soap, when we say the ‘F’ word we are talking about eight distinguished categories changing the way we understand and predict retail including: food, fast fashion,… Read More

To pop-up or not to pop-up? That is the question.

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Ever notice that Halloween store that opened overnight? Or, heard through the grapevine that your favorite Etsy store would be opening a home in your neck of the woods? Pop-up stores are becoming increasingly popular and can generate tons of buzz and business for retailers looking to expand their brand and… Read More