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A Mall Rat in a Small World

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For many years, the mall has been a place to hang out for young people, specifically the pre-driving teenage years of 12 to 15.  It’s that wonderful moment in your youth when your parents finally trust you enough to let you out of the house on your own.  I remember many… Read More

Jones Lang LaSalle – Retail Predicts the Super Bowl!

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My friends and colleagues will tell you I love Football and Retail equally, so whenever I can combine those two loves, it makes for a great day.  Well, for the third straight year, Jones Lang LaSalle and its Executive Chairman of the Americas, Roger Staubach, are making predictions for the Super Bowl based on commercial real estate vacancy rates.

While sports experts and Las… Read More

Bring on the Bazaar!

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I am a late-born shopper. Not that I am so young, but rather that I have only recently truly started to appreciate – and occasionally revel in the shopping experience. My teen years were spent in harried weekend shopping trips from Kingston, Jamaica to Miami to pick up necessities. The goal was to be efficient and thrifty. And at… Read More

ICSC New York 2012 – Retail Expertise!

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We’ve been busy!  Check out our retail experts’ opinons from the 2012  ICSC New York Deal-Making Conference.  You can view the videos below or click here to visit our entire retail video playlist:

View videoA Retail Portfolio for Christmas?
Unlike year’s past, an extraordinary number of retail portfolios and assets are coming… Read More

Positive & Productive week at ICSC Chicago

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Positive & Productive was the theme of last week’s ICSC Deal Making Conference at Chicago’s Navy Pier.  While the consensus was that attendance was down,  all agreed on one key item – that retailers’ outlooks remain positive.   The timing of the San Diego/Chicago/Atlanta/New York conferences is problematic for retailers and they have to choose which events are best… Read More

Chicago ICSC Deal-Making is positive and upbeat

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As the first day of the Chicago ICSC deal-making conference wraps up, I can reflect on the mood of the show as being positive and upbeat.  We’ve already met with several retailers that are looking to expand their retail footprint, including Rue 21, Children’s Place and Ulta, to name a few.  Some retailers are looking to backfill for 2012,… Read More

See you at Navy Pier – ICSC Chicago Deal Making

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We are looking forward to a busy and productive ICSC Chicago Deal Making taking place at Navy Pier Oct. 3 – 4.  We have over 10 agency leasing and tenant representative specialists who will be meeting with retailers and clients.  We are excited this year to showcase JLL’s new local market structure for the Midwest Region with special focus… Read More

ICSC San Diego Recap – What were the hottest trends?

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Last week at the 2012 ICSC Western Conference, many of the trends my colleagues in Florida were seeing on the east coast are showing up on the west coast too.  Retailers are definitely looking for opportunities to expand, and restaurant concepts are the most aggressive.  The next hottest food trend that is being developed and growing first in California is… Read More

Southern California Leasing Trends

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I just wanted to share a few of my Southern California trends as we start the second day of the ICSC Western Division conference. 

All indications show that the well-located, anchored shopping centers in core trade areas are seeing positive absorption and that rents and concessions have stabilized.  Long dormant tenants are beginning to expand again and value oriented… Read More

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What’s in store for ICSC Western Conference 2012?

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It’s no secret that the third and fourth quarter outlook for retail in the California and other west coast markets remain modest, but that retailers are faring far better now than the last two years.  As I’ve been finalizing my schedule for the upcoming 2012 ICSC Western Division Conference in San Diego, I’m keeping an eye on a handful… Read More

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