Category Archives: Retailers

Old school experience, new school technology

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By: Marilynn Joyner, JLL Retail in New York.

In today’s digital age, consumers’ expectations of their beloved brands are expanding. Shoppers now have an increased need for a more personalized shopping experience – which only a physical retail store can deliver.

The firm L2 found that 75% of online shoppers worldwide consider the brick-and-mortar… Read More

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

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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Retail Outlook Q2 2017 Report

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Retail performance fundamentals are in a holding pattern as vacancies remain flat. Net absorption has softened as quality space gets harder to find thanks to limited development in recent years. Restrained construction and few new retail space additions have also kept rents inching upward, moving many major markets to their… Read More

City Series: Seattle – Where Retail Options Make Others Green with Envy

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Seattle, dubbed as the Emerald City, makes it rain with a variety of retail. Having more to offer than fish markets and coffee house culture, the Seattle metro serves as home base for many retailers including Starbucks, REI, Amazon, Costco and Nordstrom. Because of this, the city gets more than its fair share of buzzworthy retail, like the huge Starbucks Roastery, the cashierless Amazon Go and… Read More

City Series: Mexico City Makes Major Moves in Retail

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Trying to soak up all of the culture, cuisine, and shopping that Mexico City has to offer will have you sleep deprived. It’s expected that shoppers will become captivated with the diversity its corridors has to offer and it wouldn’t be a shocker if you find yourself wondering aimlessly… Read More

City Series: Philadelphia – The City of Firsts Offer Stiff Retail Competition

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What’s better than an original Philly cheesesteak? Tax-free clothing and the selection in which to choose from. With some of the biggest brands, shopping in Philadelphia provides a world-class experience. It’s no wonder why Philly saw a record number of visitors in 2015 and the best hotel performance in more than a decade.

Both prime urban retail corridors, Walnut Street and Market East, are seeing a… Read More

City Series: New York – Where Big Retail Footprints Leave Big Shoes to Fill

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Providing no shortage of opportunities, New York has a sheer volume of national, discounted and luxury retailers which can be overwhelming for a local let alone a tourist. Looking to save or splurge, no problem, the city where dreams are made will make you think you’re dreaming with all of the shopping possibilities. When it comes to shopping in New York, the options are limitless.

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JLL Brokers the Sale of The Shops at Lexington Circle

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Riverstone Capital Group purchases the Peachtree City retail asset

JLL announced it has sold The Shops at Lexington Circle on behalf of Mirabeland Investments and Concordia Properties. The 43,199-square-foot open-air shopping center is located in Peachtree City, a suburb of Atlanta and is anchored by Sprouts Farmer’s Market. Coral Gables-based Riverstone… Read More