Category Archives: Malls

TIAA-CREF Names JLL Property Management Firm of the Year

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The Forum Carlsbad, Second Four Diamond Award Winner

The Forum Carlsbad, Second Four Diamond Award Winner

TIAA-CREF has bestowed JLL with its highly coveted Property Management Firm of the Year award for its performance in 2014. The financial services firm notes that the 2014 Property Management Firm of the Year award honors the… Read More

JLL Now Managing The Shops at Wailea

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Evening fountainJLL today announced that the firm has been retained to manage and handle accounting services for The Shops at Wailea in Maui, Hawaii on behalf of a global real estate investment firm.  . The recently acquired 176,229-square-foot retail destination is in located in the heart of the affluent Wailea Resort. The property… Read More

JLL Goes to the Dogs: Nearly 30 JLL-managed Retail Centers Welcome Canine Shoppers

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Dog DaysAmericans love their dogs, with four-legged friends a part of as many as 47 percent of all households in the United States according to the ASPCA. In response to consumer demand for dog-friendly retail centers, nearly 30 JLL-managed properties are now encouraging shoppers to bring their canine companions… Read More

Emergency Preparedness in Action: RedFlag Alert System, a Year in Review

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Source: Pinterest User piccsy.com

Source: Pinterest User piccsy.com

Sadly, no one is unaware of the constant state of vigilance that  mall owners and managers must operate in today’s social environment.  Whether it is a skirmish for a parking spot that escalates into something bigger, an unfathomable act of violence that brings emergency response teams to… Read More

5 Tips for Rebranding Success

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Customers Coming back1. FAIL TO PLAN = PLAN TO FAIL: For those companies embracing a rebranding effort, there’s no room for mistakes. On average, organizations refresh their corporate brands once every seven to ten years. Not only does rebranding require a lot of time, money and resources, but the company’s reputation is also at stake. Brand implementation is all about building one over-arching… Read More

5 Keys Ways to Keep Customers Coming Back

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Consumers1. EMBRACE THE OMNI-CHANNEL EXPERIENCE: More and more retailers are striving to build a true omni-channel experience that merges at-home, in-store and mobile commerce into one seamless experience. In other words, if a customer wants to view an item online, purchase it using their phone and pick it up in-store, they can do so in a smooth and effortless way. Omni-channel provides the… 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

Retail Sector Shows Growing Demand for Long-Term Merchandising Strategy and More Secure Tenants

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Holly RomeDuring the recent recession, many owners and investors of retail real estate scrambled to fill vacancies, and short-term leases dominated the shopping center landscape. Fast forward five years:  retail net absorption and rental rates are trending upward and those same owners have reclaimed their seat at the table for lease negotiations and… Read More

Increased Retail Construction Activity Prompts JLL to Expand Development Platform

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TBill Mostonhe retail industry is facing the greatest amount of development and redevelopment activity since 2010. To meet the increased demand for retail project management and development expertise, JLL today announced the expansion of its retail team with the addition of Bill Moston. Moston joins JLL as a Senior Vice President, National Retail… Read More