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,

Reimagined Milwaukee Retail Scene Meets Consumer Lifestyle Needs

By Ray Balfanz, Outlook Management Group What does Milwaukee bring to mind? Beer? Cheese? TV’s “Happy Days”? Perhaps the city chosen as the site for the 2020 Democratic National Convention? Yes, that’s us — being recognized and happy about it.

The April 1 Rent Payment Conundrum

It seems that the hottest topic of conversation over the past few days is what to do when a tenant’s business is adversely affected by “the virus.”  Based upon conversations with landlords, tenants and property managers there is no doubt