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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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Mall REIT Investor Interest Shows Retail Faith

Brick-and-mortar retail stores aren’t shown much love nowadays. Nearly every day, it seems, there is a negative headline about the “death of stores” and how everything will be bought online and flown to one’s doorstep by drones.

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CVS-Aetna Deal Could Heighten Experiential Retail

Last montht's acquisition of Aetna by CVS Health for $69 billion is a big deal for a lot of reasons. The merger of a major drugstore retailer with one of the largest insurance companies will likely introduce big changes for the healthcare industry by making it easier for consumers and employers to choose one place for routine care and prescriptions.

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4 Reasons why the Holidays are the Perfect Time for Retail Landlords to Try Hosting Popup Tenants

This guest blog post comes to the blog from Mohamed Haouache, CEO of Storefront.

Maybe the only thing worse than getting a lump of coal for Christmas is watching your retail space sit empty for the prime holiday season.

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Retail Landlords Don’t Get a Holiday Break

It’s important for retail real estate landlords to pay attention to how tenants perform during this crucial time of year. The holiday season is make-or-break time for many retailers, making it the same for shopping center landlords, since the health of a tenant is often directly related to the performance of a retail asset.

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Malls Spending Big on Renovations, Evolving into Mixed-Use Properties

When architect Victor Gruen designed Southdale Center – the nation’s first fully-enclosed, climate-controlled shopping mall – he envisioned a communal gathering place that eventually would incorporate a medical center, schools, offices, homes and apartments – not just a parade of glitzy stores.

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3 Things CRE Professionals are Thankful for in 2017

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and while the commercial real estate industry has experienced its share of challenges this year, it’s also evolving at an unprecedented rate. Change creates opportunity, and from booming industrial markets to the promise of new technologies, CRE professionals have a lot to be thankful for this year.

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