Retail Property Taxes Likely To Rise

As retailers rise and fall in the age of Amazon, property taxes remain one of retailers’ largest operating expenses. That makes it critical to monitor assessments of retail properties and be ready to contest unfairly high taxable valuations. Assessors —

Entertainment Offerings Help Malls Compete with E-Commerce

Much has been made about online retail — and rightly so — with Amazon now an integral part of everyday life in the United States. But e-commerce’s growth doesn’t mean brick-and-mortar retail is dead. Brick-and-mortar outlets can be viable and

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

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