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The Top 3 Trends CRE Asset Managers are Focused on Right Now

One of the best parts of my job is having the opportunity to sit down with some of the world’s most forward thinking, innovative and successful landlords and brokers on a regular basis. In an industry that is changing as fast as ours, these conversations provide invaluable insight into the macro trends that are driving change, and how CRE’s leading minds are positioning their businesses to adapt and thrive.

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From Brick-and-Mortar to Omnichannel: The New Retail Mix

There are a lot of changes happening in retail right now, but one thing is certain: shoppers want both the online and in-store experience (often at the same time) and the brands that get it right will succeed. For the modern retail landlord, understanding and evolving with these e-commerce trends is critical to the success of your retail assets.

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Why Retail Landlords Need to Think Like Editors

‘People respond well to those that are sure of what they want,’ Vogue editor Anna Wintour once remarked. ‘What people hate most is indecision.’

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5 Articles to Read Before ICSC RECon 2018

As they do every year, tens of thousands of retail real estate landlords, brokers, tenants and vendors will soon converge in Las Vegas for the global retail convention, RECon. Hosted by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), RECon is taking place May 20 – 23.

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The 7 International Retailers U.S. Landlords Need to Know About

Retailers based in other countries are not new to the U.S. shopping-center landscape. Consumers here are very aware of Aldi, H&M, IKEA, Zara, and others.

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Ghost Restaurants and the Impact on Commercial Real Estate

A hot, new restaurant concept is taking off in densely populated cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C., but don’t try to make a reservation or stop in to grab a bite to eat. These restaurants have no dining areas, no storefronts and no wait staff. They’re “ghost restaurants” or “virtual restaurants” – and are delivery only. They allow restaurateurs to diversify or expand with little overhead or test out new concepts.

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Retail Growth More Prevalent Than You Might Think

Retail real estate might not be in such bad shape after all.

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Will WeWork Become a Retail Force?

WeWork has definitely made its mark in commercial real estate’s office sector.

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Q&A: Half Price Books Bucks Store-Closing Trends With Experiential Retail

Much of what one hears about in the retail real estate industry nowadays is store closures, so it’s refreshing to learn about a company actually opening more locations. One of them is Half Price Books, which is doing so in a sector of retail that has gotten hammered over the years by Amazon and digital media.

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4 Food Trends Playing a Major Role in the Future of Retail CRE

Get this. People spend five hours per week looking at food posts on social media, on average. Meanwhile, they only cook food four hours a week.

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