Howard Samuels Works with New Generation of Tenants to Fill the Void

Howard Samuels knows a thing or two about new concepts. For more than 30 years, he has represented retailers, entertainment concepts and restaurants seeking to find space in traditional retail environments. As president of Samuels & Company, he’s navigated deals

What’s Your Story?

With lenders getting more granular in underwriting, retail borrowers are finding a backstory helps to promote their properties. By Taylor Williams Lenders and borrowers alike have come to recognize some fundamental truths of the retail financing market in the e-commerce

Food Halls Spice Up Mixed-Use Projects

Developers turn to unique eateries as ammunition in the ‘amenities arms race.’  By David Cohen In an effort to inoculate their mixed-use office and multifamily projects against the threat of e-commerce competitors, developers are increasingly incorporating food halls into their

Change Artist

Michael Pollack is known as a renovation expert. Looking ahead, he considers some potential new strategies for his portfolio. Interview by Randall Shearin With the Four Corners market in focus this month, Shopping Center Business caught up with one of Arizona’s

LBG Real Estate Reinvests In The Retail Revolution

Los Angeles-based LBG Real Estate Companies has always focused on opportunistic investments, but it’s revved up its game recently as it cultivates two customer-oriented shopping attractions out West.

Investors Pressing Pause or Play?

Retail investors have pumped the brakes in 2018 but are poised to accelerate into the end of the year. Interview by Randall Shearin As we enter the last quarter of 2018, the question is what will the remainder of the

Getting Out Of Our Own Way

How landlords, brokers and lawyers can help retailers stay alive. Despite the hyperbolic headline-grabbing hysteria ringing the death knell of stores, the retail industry is very much alive. For as long as mankind breathes, we will need supplies. Humans are

Net Lease Properties Maintain Pace

The market for single tenant net lease properties in 2017 operated in an environment of ambivalence. At issue were the political uncertainty following the election of a new U.S. president along with uncertainty regarding how proposed changes to the nation’s

Food Halls, Experiences Lead Retail Trends for 2017

In retail, nothing remains the same for long. A century ago, America saw the rise of mega department stores as category killers. In the middle of the 20th Century, regional malls were beginning their rise. That was followed by the power centers and lifesyle centers of 1990s

Creating An Energetic Environment Through LED

General Growth Properties partners with Daktronics to create a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience for Fashion Show in Las Vegas. The technology has applications for centers around the globe.