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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 …

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 for more information and to …

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 …

Grocery Stores, Restaurants Dominate Retail Development in Kansas City Market

As most that pay attention to commercial real estate know, the retail real estate market is constantly evolving. That said, with change comes opportunity, and we are both recognizing and capitalizing on that opportunity in the Kansas City market. As has been the case for the last few years, we continue to see a significant amount of “right-sizing” from big box and junior box retailers. Although e-commerce remains a prevalent means of purchasing for consumers, retail closures are not as …

New York City Retail Opportunity Never Better, Nor as Challenging

2018 is a compelling time to be in retail real estate, especially in New York. Sure, rents are probably still too high, but the vacancy rate keeps pressure on landlords and developers. There is no doubt Amazon will continue to disrupt and dominate, but reports of retail’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. The lower rents and vacancies are creating opportunity for retailers who can adapt to the factors driving consumers’ shopping habits. Perhaps more importantly, many of the city’s …

Vegas’ Retail Market Supports Economy Beyond Gaming, Hospitality

There is a lot of buzz in the Las Vegas market a full 10 years after the Great Recession. Much of this buzz surrounds sports with the new Golden Knights hockey team; the Las Vegas Lights professional United Soccer League team; Las Vegas Aces WNBA team; and the NFL Raiders team. The new Raiders stadium is under construction now and is widely considered the most talked-about major development happening in Vegas. In a city that offers unmatched access to world-class gaming, shopping, tradeshows …

Out-of-State Investors Eye Surging Dallas Retail Market

The Dallas retail market has been on a historic run over the last five years. Dallas is attracting significant attention from foreign and domestic retail investors alike for several reasons. Cap rates continue to compress, big box spaces are experiencing steady absorption, occupancy is at an all-time high of 94.6 percent, unemployment is at a historic low of 3.7 percent, population growth is holding steady and residential development remains robust. The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) MSA recently …

New Mexico’s Retail Market Gives Steady Performance

The New Mexico commercial real estate market continues to be a safe play for owners and developers in the Southwest. Albuquerque, which contains 50 percent of the state’s population, continues to drive the market with more than 80 percent of the commercial real estate transactions. [caption id="attachment_204772" align="alignright" width="100"] Jim Dountas, CBRE[/caption] A moderate supply-demand imbalance currently exists. This imbalance will allow vacant real estate to be matched up …

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