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Retailers Should Put Purpose Before Product, Experience Before Sales

Retail Insight recently sat down with Hernan Martinez, CEO of Cuestamoras Urbanismo, to discuss the changing landscape of shopping centers as they become more of a community center for the cities they service. Martinez has firsthand experience with this as he and his company develop Oxigeno, a mixed-use project in Costa Rica that offers four unique zones that incorporate entertainment, shopping, dining, green areas, and the local Heredia neighborhood. Do you think today’s …

Buckingham: Encourage Talent and You’ll Cultivate Careers in Senior Care

SAN DIEGO — Marcus Buckingham has a rather simple yet effective piece of advice for seniors housing operators: stop focusing on the negative. “We have strengths and we have weaknesses. What should you spend more time on?” he asked. “Most people are way more focused on the weaknesses and identifying flaws and fixing them. It has a lot to do with fear. We should be honoring strengths.” Buckingham, a leadership and management expert, delivered the comments to more than …

Architecture Aids in Retail Branding

As brick-and-mortar retail centers evolve to compete with online retailers, architects are helping developers and tenants with the evolutionary process. Shopping Center Business, sister publication to REBusinessOnline, asked four architects for their insights about how developers and retailers are grappling with the questions of branding. Sharing their thoughts are Sean Selby, principal with Boston-based Arrowstreet; Simon Perkowitz, principal with Irvine, California-based KTGY Architecture + …

NIC: Collaboration is the Future of Seniors Housing

The future of seniors housing is dependent on collaboration and cooperation between all the stakeholders in the industry, particularly operators and “senior care enablers,” according to Brian Jurutka, president and CEO of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). The comments came during a question-and-answer session moderated by Mary Ann Donaghy, NIC’s chief marketing and communications officer, at the organization’s Spring Investment Forum, held March 7 …

Feldman Equities, Two Roads Development to Build 50-Story Mixed-Use Tower in Downtown Tampa

TAMPA, FLA. — A partnership between Feldman Equities and Two Roads Development has announced plans for Riverwalk Place, a 50-story, mixed-use development located on Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa. The building will be the tallest on the west coast of Florida, according to the development team. The property will include 10 floors of office space and 33 floors housing more than 200 luxury condominiums accessed by private elevators. The property will also feature an integrated parking …

RENTCafé: February Multifamily Rents Increasing Fastest in Small Markets

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. — The average rent for a multifamily unit in the United States was $1,364 this February, a 2.7 percent year-over-year increase, according to Santa Barbara-based RENTCafé’s latest monthly Apartment Market Report. The cost of renting one-, two- and three-bedroom units increased by 3.2 percent year over year, and by 0.2 percent month over month. This number outpaced rents for studio apartments, which only grew by 2 percent year-over-year and remained stagnant for the …

Blackstone REIT Acquires 22 MSF Industrial Portfolio for $1.8B

NEW YORK CITY — Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust Inc. (NYSE: BX) has acquired the Canyon Industrial Portfolio, a 22 million-square-foot portfolio of industrial assets, for approximately $1.8 billion. The portfolio consists of 146 last-mile, infill warehouses and distribution buildings with major concentrations in Chicago; Dallas; Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; the Inland Empire region of southern California; and south and central Florida. The portfolio was 90 percent …

Alexander & Baldwin Acquires Three Shopping Centers in Hawaii for $254M

HONOLULU — Honolulu-based Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE: ALEX) has acquired three shopping centers located in Hawaii. Terramar Retail Centers LLC sold the properties for $254 million. The buyer also assumed $62 million in mortgage debt in the transaction. Acquisitions include Laulani Village, Hokulei Village and Pu`unene Shopping Center. Laulani Village is a 175,000-square-foot, community retail center located in Ewa Beach on the island of Oahu. Safeway, Ross Dress for Less, Petco and …

Northwood Investors Acquires NYC Office Tower from Chinese Conglomerate for $305M

NEW YORK CITY — Northwood Investors has acquired the 1180 Avenue of the Americas building in Midtown Manhattan from Chinese conglomerate HNA Group for $305 million. The 23-story, 386,921-square-foot office tower was built in 1963, and offers 13,679 square feet of ground-floor retail occupied by tenants including Chick-fil-A and T-Mobile. The fully occupied office component of the property is home to anchor tenant Scripps Networks, which occupies 126,000 square feet at the building. The …

Millennial Development Partners Announces Plans for Master-Planned Community in Idaho

POCATELLO, IDAHO — Millennial Development Partners has announced plans for Northgate District, a master planned community located in Pocatello, a city in southeastern Idaho. At completion, the development will feature 10,000 residential units; a 1 million-square-foot office/technology park that will support 6,000 jobs; a medical campus; and a shopping district. The residential portion of the community will include single-family homes, condominiums and apartments. Phase I of the project …

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