Macro Trends and Micro Solutions in Mixed-Use Projects

With pandemic-related disruptions fading with time, the retail sector has recovered in impressive fashion. Capitalizing on a flight to quality, 2021 ushered in a dramatic increase in deal flow and revealed surprising resilience following an unusually challenging 18 to 24

What ALDI’s Rapid Expansion Means for Net Lease Investors

The pandemic put a spotlight on essential retailers, and despite a resurgence across nearly all retail categories, the grocery sector remains top of mind for investors. Shopping Center Business recently reached out to Tom Georges, director in Stan Johnson Co.’s

Tricky Issues Impact Shopping Center Property Taxes

By: Nick Machan Property tax assessments of shopping centers and other retail real estate may not capture the full extent of value losses those properties sustained in 2020. To avoid paying more than their fair share of taxes, it is

RETAIL IS COMING BACK: An Opportunity for Private Lenders

By Elliot M. Shirwo, Founder and Principal BridgeCore Capital, Inc. While the pandemic struck a massive blow to retail real estate in 2020, as vaccinations rapidly enter arms in 2021, recovery will begin to set in providing myriad opportunities as

Is 2020 the Apparel Apocalypse?

“What are you wearing?” It’s been a common question in America’s daily vernacular, yet in 2020 — the year of dressing casually to work from home — it has never been less relevant. For those of us in the retail

How Landlords are Helping Save Pop-Ups During Pandemic

Before the coronavirus pandemic, mall and shopping center owners were so much more to pop-up tenants than just landlords. Specialty leasing has become more about business mentoring and support than it has about filling empty space. These supports in design,