Shopping Centers Can Be a Place for ‘Celebration’

Ralph Conti, principal and managing member of Atlanta, Georgia-based RaCo Real Estate, and Svein Dyrkolbotn, a principal of Gainesville, Florida-based Viking Companies, are co-developing Celebration Pointe, a 1 million-plus-square-foot, mixed-use development in Gainesville, Florida. The unique 160-acre project will feature


Tech Can Be a Shopping Center’s Best Friend

Technology can be one of the best tools shopping center owners have at their disposal, says Sandy Sigal, president and CEO of NewMark Merrill Companies. From combating long checkout lines to helping customers locate stores and parking spaces, technology has


Foreign Retailers Can Add Newness, Novelty to Shopping Centers

Adding an air of international appeal is one way shopping center owners can diversify their tenant mixes while providing shoppers with a new experience. Barriers with culture, language and differences in laws, however, can make doing business in the U.S.