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An Inside Look at Cannabis-Dispensary Leasing

Recreational marijuana is now legal in nine states, 30 allow it medicinally and more are likely to do the same. As a result, there has been an impact on the retail sector of commercial real estate, due to a demand for space. But the brokerage process for these stores is complicated for several reasons.

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Appear Here CEO Ross Bailey on Why Retail Real Estate Needs a New Operating Model

VTS Innovators Spotlight is a VTS blog series that profiles the leading minds in commercial real estate, showcasing how they are transforming their organizations through technology and innovation.

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Ikea’s Small Stores: A Win for Retail CRE Landlords?

When one thinks of an Ikea store, the last thing that likely comes to mind is small.

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Innovative Thinking Paves a Way Forward for Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Retail is constantly changing, though at a faster pace than ever right now, it seems. The rise of Amazon and online shopping has greatly accelerated over the last few years, causing significant disruption in the traditional ways that consumers used to shop.

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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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