Category Archives: Tenant Representation

Will Black Friday Ever Come Back?

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There’ll be fewer Tryptophan-induced food comas for many this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. Nearly one-third of retailers surveyed by JLL say they plan to open on Thanksgiving Day in order to get a jump on Black Friday sales. JLL’s 2015 Holiday Sentiment Report, which includes feedback from largely national or global retailers in JLL-managed shopping centers across the United States, also reveals more than half of those retailers expect an uptick in… Read More

JLL Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple’s Retail Market

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Patrick SmithJLL makes another bold recruiting move with the addition of industry veteran Patrick Smith as Vice Chairman in the firm’s New York brokerage business. Smith has been serving retailers and investors operating in the New York region with a broad range of retailer representation, agency leasing, development and property management counsel for 23 years.

JLL’s New York President Peter Riguardi says Smith’s addition… Read More

JLL Expands Real Estate Services in Puerto Rico to Include Retail

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Emerging brands all covet the opportunity to expand into the United States’ strong consumer environment. Caribbean-born brands are eyeing ways to extend into the United States via Florida and the Southeast, and JLL is now serving those retailers and investors with expanded services out of Puerto Rico including Retail tenant representation, landlord representation, property management and investment sales. Puerto Rico’s prime location, coupled with its potential for investment and growth makes… Read More

JLL Brings Culinary Crowdfunding Platform to the National Stage

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Equity EatsEquityEats, a crowdfunding platform for food and beverage businesses, has retained JLL to support
their retail restaurant and bar site selection nationally. The concept provides capital raising solutions, connecting entrepreneurs and investors to the restaurant and bar industry.

Senior Vice President Greg Ferrante and Associate Arris Noble are leading the JLL team on this project.

“Bars and restaurants can transform communities, retail places and… Read More

Premiere Japanese Ramen Shop Continues U.S. Expansion

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Jinya RenderingJINYA Ramen Bar, a modern take on Japanese cuisine, has tapped JLL’s tenant representation experts to expand its brand throughout the United States. The authentic ramen bar is one of the latest fast casual concepts cultivated in Japan and is expected to add an additional nine U.S. franchise locations in key cities.… Read More

Retail Tops E-Tail for Back-to-School Shopping

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The “dog days” of summer may be upon us, but retailers are stocking shelves in anticipation of the upcoming rush of back-to-school shoppers. While one quarter of shoppers began loading their carts with pens, notebooks and new outfits as early July, the majority (65 percent) will start shopping in tBTS Imagehe next few weeks, according… Read More

JLL Expands Retail Brokerage Practice to Nashville with Trio of Experts

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Nashville TeamNashville is firing on all cylinders—one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, with a metropolitan area population expected to reach two million by 2020. This growth is a boon for the retail market, with brands entering the city and expanding to address increasing consumer demand. To better serve retailers, JLL today announced… Read More

Uptick in Restaurant Sector Spurs JLL’s Growth in San Francisco

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Ross WhiteSan Francisco has long laid claim to one of the biggest restaurant markets in the country, with nearly 40 eateries per 10,000 residents, far ahead of even New York City, according to the last census data. Surrounding markets add almost 6,000 restaurants to that total. But while there’s no shortage of hungry… Read More