F&B Dominates Discussion at ICSC’s Chicago Deal Making

Chicago — The food and beverage industry dominated much of the programming and sessions at this year’s Chicago Deal Making, hosted by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). In fact, the keynote speaker was Fabio Viviani, a celebrity chef

Cafaro Retooling Vacant Anchor Spaces

Cafaro Co.’s longevity (70 years as a shopping center developer and owner), the long-term business relationships established over six decades and the leasing team’s tenacity and execution are the reasons for the success Cafaro has achieved recently in re-developing vacant

Retailers Look to Capture the ‘Laptops and Lattes’ Crowd

Los Angeles — The four F’s may need to move over: there’s a new consonant in town. While fun, food, fitness and fashion are still category staples in shopping centers, retailers at ICSC’s Western Conference & Deal Making event, held

How Gen Z is Shaping the Future of Atlanta Retail

Throughout history, new generations have come along with fresh attitudes and expectations that differ from those of previous generations. By taking a deeper dive into the demographics and psychographics of Generation Z, retailers can alter the way they utilize their

Winning Big with Competitive Socializing

From axe throwing and bowling to gaming lounges and escape rooms, entertainment users that feature competitive activities are rapidly expanding into traditional retail centers. A recent study by JLL coined the term “competitive socializing” to describe this class of  new

The Restaurant Delivery Drive

Delivery and carry-out is changing the restaurant industry. Like the rest of retail, consumer trends and digital are driving change. New trends are sweeping across the industry from hyper local sourcing to fine casual dining. None, however, has been as

Q&A: Best Practices for Filling Vacant Big Box Space

Shopping Center Business recently sat down with Cynthia Nelson, senior managing director in the real estate solutions practice at FTI Consulting, to discuss the current retail landscape and tips and tricks for tackling big box vacancies. Tell me a bit

Top Five Retail Tenant Lease Protections

— By Bob Kane, director with Franklin Street — In the 15 years I have represented national, regional and local retail and restaurant groups expanding throughout Georgia and Alabama, I have gained valuable insights into important deal terms that are often

Rumors of the Retail Apocalypse are Greatly Exaggerated

— By Greg Miller, Chief Executive Officer and President of Henry S. Miller Cos. — The retail market, both online and in physical stores, is evolving dramatically due in large part to Amazon’s continuing domination of online sales — i.e.