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

Fort Worth Retail Market Displays Benefits of Natural Growth

When I talk to out-of-staters about Texas, they often think I mean “Dallas” when discussing the Metroplex as a whole. That’s when I explain how important the Fort Worth market is to our thriving and healthy Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) retail

Breweries in the Northeast Tap into Local Culture to Attract Patrons

The modern craft beer brewery has emerged as a niche community anchor with flexible business models and loyal customer bases across the United States, particularly in the Northeast. Combining elements of retail, industrial and hospitality models, craft breweries have quickly

‘Yes’ is a Question: How it Works in Favor of URW’s Pop-up Markets

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) is paving the way for emerging and digital brands’ entrance into physical spaces — particularly re-envisioned common areas of retail spaces. Through the company’s innovative approach toward holiday markets, URW brings new and exciting opportunities for digital brands