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

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

The Truth About Tariffs

Talks of tariffs and trade wars have dominated the news lately as the U.S. negotiates abroad over everything from immigration deals with Mexico to intellectual property protection (or lack thereof) in China. Though a deal was reached with Mexico earlier

Investing in Retail Sustainability

Jeffrey S. Edison, Chairman and CEO of Phillips Edison & Company (PECO), knows sustainability will play a large role in the operation, development, design and longevity of today’s shopping centers. With that in mind, PECO has developed a number of

Express Car Washes Are A Bright Choice For Net Lease Investors

By Austin Blodgett and Eric Wohl, Hanley Investment Group The professional car wash industry is more than 100 years old. Yet, the category has only recently picked up steam as a viable alternative to traditional net leased retail properties for

Specialty Leasing Raises the Bar on Creativity

Starwood Retail Partners recognizes that its centers are not only places that need to engage their communities, they’re also proving grounds for the retail trends of tomorrow. So through various channels, and increased investment in its specialty leasing teams and

Development Kicks Off At Cavasson

In Scottsdale, Arizona, an inspired mixed-use development is set to break ground. The 134-acre project is Cavasson, a development that is set to include approximately 1.8 million square feet of high-end commercial office space, along with 1,600 residences, hotels, and

The True Cost of Cheap Debt

Faris Lee’s Rick Chichester believes the U.S. economy may have a stiff price to pay for the low interest rate environment that has continued well after the recovery. Unemployment is low. Consumer confidence is high. The Dow is around 26,000,