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New Tenant Mixes Drive Retail Redevelopments

A persistent need for a tenant mix that is resistant to e-commerce and which facilitates a unique, authentic experience is prompting owners of older retail centers and malls to assume high levels of risk and redevelop their properties. While there can be a plethora of non-tenant-related factors that spur redevelopment projects — the basic need to charge higher rents, the structural and aesthetic deterioration over time, a desire to restore a public perception of vibrancy — the ultimate …

InterFace Phoenix Retail

Western Real Estate Business and the InterFace Conference Group are pleased to announce the second annual InterFace Phoenix Retail Conference on September 10th at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas. The big event will include those who are buying, selling, developing, redeveloping, or financing retail properties in the Arizona area. The conference will explore the latest trends in leasing, management and operations, as well as economic and demographic trends that impact the retail real …

Investor Demand Accelerates for Dallas Metro Retail Assets

The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) economy is booming with tremendous population, income and job growth trajectories that directly benefit the local retail sector. Shopping center investors have taken notice, as evidenced by the total transaction volume for retail properties during the last 12 months reaching its highest level in more than 10 years. Compelling Fundamentals Investors continue to buy retail properties in Dallas as a result of DFW’s healthy and diversified economy. Population growth …

InterFace Southeast Mixed-Use 2019

Southeast Real Estate Business, Shopping Center Business and InterFace Conference Group are pleased to present the InterFace Mixed-use Southeast Conference on August 22 at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta. Mixing uses has become the popular in the Southeast, spurring new developments and the redevelopment of existing properties. With more than 50 mixed-use properties under development in the Southeast, those who are developing these projects are incredibly active. The conference will take an …

Retail Rent Picture Varies Greatly Across New York City Submarkets

Retail leasing activity across New York City accelerated during the second quarter of 2019, but the market continues to see vast discrepancies in supply-demand balances across various submarkets. In certain parts of Manhattan, year-over-year asking rents declined by double-digit percentages, according to the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) Spring 2019 Report. Midtown East, for example, saw its average asking rent drop by 22 percent from $3,900 per square foot to $3,050 per square foot …

Impressive Retail Growth Makes Chattanooga More Than Just a Place to Visit

If you have visited Chattanooga in the past year, it should come as no surprise that you are in fine company. Mayors and Economic Development executives from across the nation have been flocking to the Scenic City. Envious of the Chattanooga success story, they have come to witness firsthand the ongoing transformation that has made Chattanooga one of the most livable, sensational and progressive mid-sized cities in America. The Chattanooga retail market is strong, chiefly due to the overall …

Cleveland Adapts to Changing Retail Landscape

“The retail landscape is changing.” How many times have we, industry professionals especially, heard these words over the past several years? But the reality is, it’s true. There have been countless articles, blogs and lectures blitzing us with arguments supporting or arguing against the notion that brick-and-mortar retail is fighting a losing battle against a burgeoning e-commerce industry. As many of us in the industry know, brick-and-mortar stores still hold a 90 percent market share …

Demand for Retail Space Surges in Boston

Bolstered by strong growth in its millennial population and high-paying jobs, Boston’s urban core continues to boast one of the lowest retail vacancy rates in the country. But this trend has also led to a wave of new development that could temper that good news for Boston retail owners. According to data from Marcus & Millichap, metro Boston’s retail vacancy rate is expected to rise by 40 basis points from 3.2 percent to 3.6 percent in 2019, a year in which 1.3 million square feet of …

Mixed-Use Settings Permeate Houston Retail Market, Drive New Development

With higher costs of land and construction, increased demand for walkable environments and more acceptance of structured parking, mixed-use is finally becoming the norm rather than the exception as the backdrop for new retail development in metro Houston. Developers of all types recognize that quality retail enhances the value of all surrounding real estate. Apartment and office developers are utilizing retail areas as additional amenities to differentiate themselves from their competition. …

Retail Landscape Evolves in Fairfield, Westchester Counties

Main Street isn’t dead. It’s being refreshed, rebranded and reimagined. Creating a compelling experience in today’s retail environment is a critical element to being successful. Property owners are working hard to make their retail sites attractive and relevant. This includes placing emphasis on curb appeal and redeveloping spaces that may previously have been occupied by big box tenants. Many landlords are turning larger vacancies into multiple spaces to accommodate junior anchors and …

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