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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 …

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 …

San Antonio Retail Market: We Want It All, and We Want It All Now

San Antonio has at times been characterized as “a big city with a small-town feel.” However, with an MSA surpassing 2 million people and a claim to being one of the country’s largest and fastest growing cities, the small-town feeling is fading quickly. With robust population growth, strong job numbers and a decade of prosperity to lean on, our retail business is more dynamic than ever. It should be of no surprise to this readership that like other areas of the country, San Antonio is …

Airports Shield Retailers From E-Commerce

E-commerce has cut through brick-and-mortar retail in a Darwinian fashion, establishing clear winners and losers and drastically re-shaping landlords’ approaches to leasing. Purveyors of certain soft goods — apparel, jewelry, electronics — have seen their footprints at malls and retail centers dwindle as online shopping has infiltrated American consumer behavior. But given a little financial credit and strong branding that integrates local culture, these same concepts can find success in …

InterFace Denver Retail 2019

Western Real Estate Business magazine, Shopping Center Business magazine and the InterFace Conference Group are pleased to announce the third annual InterFace Denver Retail conference will take place on June 13th at the JW Marriott Cherry Creek. This conference will discuss the changing retail environment and its effect on Denver retail. Hear from the most active retail players from the Denver area on how they see retail growth and opportunities. Plus learn who is leasing, building, buying, …

Landlords Target Dining, Personal Services and Fitness to Woo Customers

Shifting consumer preferences for convenience and variety have become key drivers for brick-and-mortar retail. And when it comes to creating co-tenancies that drive traffic to retail properties, dining, personal services and fitness are among today’s most desirable categories. Fortunately, they also are among the sector’s most active space users in today’s market. Strong restaurant demand among brands new to, and expanding in, the regional market continues unabated, and year-to-date …

Retail Lenders to Borrowers: Tell Me A Story

Lenders and borrowers alike have come to recognize some fundamental truths of the retail financing market in the e-commerce era: Most big box users need to right-size their store footprints and prototypes; new construction in urban settings needs food and entertainment components; and friendly loan terms are increasingly predicated on the sponsor’s track record. In Texas, direct lenders of all types have remained active in the retail arena, with certain capital sources aligning themselves …

Central Texas Retail to Benefit From Austin, San Antonio Convergence

Twenty years ago, if you were to make the 100-mile drive along Interstate 5 from Los Angeles to San Diego, you’d be driving through crop fields, ranchlands and vast tracts of undeveloped land. Today, that same corridor in southern California is defined by commercial and residential development, so much so that it’s hard to tell where one city ends and another one begins. In recent years, California has become a feeder of the growing Texas population as businesses and households alike seek …

Healthcare Providers in Retail Settings Is A Win-Win-Win

With a solid healthcare provider as a tenant, everyone wins: Landlords realize draws in traffic to the property, while providers expand their services and reach more patients and consumers enjoy added convenience and generally lower medical costs. The practice of housing healthcare providers in retail locations has become commonplace across the United States. Changing dynamics in healthcare reform, technological advances, demographic shifts and consumer preferences drove this shift. JLL’s …

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