Monthly Archives: September 2013

International Investors Roll the Dice on Retail

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Shopping Centers Today recently noted that international investors are jumping into the U.S. retail real estate market and are seeking two very different types of assets. Big name investors are looking for prime High Street opportunities in select cities and fortress malls,  but underneath the ‘A’ properties there is a whole country full of riskier, higher-cap shopping centers, that are attracting a wave of investors targeting higher returns.

JLL’s Margaret Caldwell notes… Read More

Call it the Retailization of Health Insurance

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Have you heard about the retailization of health insurance? From Medicare to a mall near you, is the newest retail concept to hit the market.

USA Today says, “For the first time, insurers are fiercely competing to attract individual consumers and turning to traditional retail marketing techniques to do so, luring them… Read More

Is Thanksgivingukkah the new Christmakah?

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This year the first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving, a very rare occurrence that won’t happen again for more than 70,000 years.  In this Wall Street Journal article, discover what effect retail experts say this may have on the impending holiday shopping season as retailers brace for ‘Thanksgivingukkah.”  Will there be two Black Fridays???

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