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Entertainment Experience Evolution

Over the past decade, developers, restaurateurs, entertainment venues and mixed-use properties have diligently worked to carve a new future for physical retail. Entertainment Experience Evolution is the conference that gives you the tools and knowledge to push the envelope further and continue the industry’s progress. Shopping Center Business magazine and France Media will host the 5th annual Entertainment Experience Evolution on February 12-13, 2019, in larger quarters at the Beverly …

InterFace THE Inland Empire Commercial Real Estate

Western Real Estate Business, Shopping Center Business, California Centers and the InterFace Conference Group are pleased to announce THE Inland Empire Commercial Real Estate Conference on January 23, 2019, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the City of Moreno Valley conference center. Covering retail, industrial and multifamily, the event will bring together the industry players who are buying, selling, developing, redeveloping, leasing or financing properties in the Inland Empire. CLICK …

Ancillary Retail Expo

The Ancillary Retail Expo will focus on ancillary income revenue streams in traditional and non-traditional shopping environments. Topics and exhibitors will focus on specialty retail, sponsorship, pop-up retail, marketing, experiential retail and entrepreneurship. The event will be held January 14 and 15, 2019, at the Hilton Daytona Beach in Daytona Beach, Florida, and will feature two full days of exhibitors, education, and networking opportunities. Click here for more info and to …

Detroit’s Emerging Neighborhoods Create Retail Opportunities

Today, Detroit looks starkly different than a decade ago. The city was hit hard by the Great Recession, but shortly thereafter, businesses started moving their operations into the downtown corridor. Businessman Dan Gilbert moved Quicken Loans into its downtown headquarters in August 2010, bringing approximately 1,700 employees with him. Today, Quicken’s footprint has expanded to 17,000 employees working downtown. Other companies followed, such as when we moved our headquarters downtown in …

Retail Growth in Plano-Frisco-McKinney Comes Full Circle

Twenty-five years ago, the Plano-Frisco-McKinney area was replete with open fields, cows and dirt roads. Today, the intersection of State Highway 121 and the Dallas North Tollway is central to Dallas-Fort Worth’s (DFW) development activity. Every red light within a three-mile radius of that intersection has cars stacked 10 deep. The entire area is a metropolitan buzz of noise and activity. The key to understanding how real estate markets — not just retail —in these cities changed so …

No Sign of Retail Apocalypse in Sight as Grocers, Restaurants Help Richmond Thrive

If you mention the phrase “retail apocalypse” to anyone in the Richmond market, you will immediately receive a puzzled look back. The Richmond retail market is about as far away from a retail apocalypse as any market in the country. Yes, we have seen the Toys ‘R’ Us, Sears, Macy’s and Kmart closures, but with close to 83 million square feet of retail space in the Richmond MSA, the current retail vacancy rate is below 5 percent. The vacancy rate is at, or near, a record low and demand …

Columbus Retail Development Keeps Pace With Rising Population

Columbus is a city on the rise. While that’s not exactly a new development, the fact that the arc of commercial development continues to bend up in Ohio’s capital city is noteworthy — and the pace of growth is impressive, to say the least. Columbus is the gateway market for the state of Ohio, with an impressive civic and economic resume. The counties making up the greater Columbus region have not only added approximately 160,000 jobs since 2010, they have brought in more than $8 …

Same Drivers Move Austin, San Antonio Retail Markets at Different Pace

A mere 80 miles separates Austin and San Antonio, the anchors of the growing Interstate 35 corridor. The two cities have some fundamental cultural differences but share certain economic drivers that have produced healthy retail real estate markets in both metros, albeit with varied results. The most basic economic drivers common to both metro areas are population and employment growth. Like other Texas cities, the Austin and San Antonio metro areas continue to experience a steady stream of new …

InterFace Net Lease

The 9th annual InterFace Net Lease conference will take place October 3rd at the New York City Bar Association. France Media’s Northeast Real Estate Business and Shopping Center Business magazines are teaming with the company’s InterFace Conference division to host the event, which will cover investment, development and financing trends and discuss market conditions in the NNN and sale leaseback spaces. The event will also feature informal roundtable discussions on special …

Long-Awaited Retail Projects are Springing to Life All Around Baltimore

A number of high-profile retail and mixed-use developments throughout the greater Baltimore metropolitan area have been stuck in neutral over the past few years, with issues rang-ing from changes to the local real estate environment, construction issues, leasing challenges related to store closings and consolidations, corporate reevaluations and the constantly shifting tastes and shopping habits of the Baltimore consumer. Successful retail projects must en-joy a string of positive outcomes …

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