Retail Insight: Spinoso says Malls are Still Viable in 2018 and Beyond

by Camren Skelton

Carmen Spinoso, chairman and CEO of Spinoso Real Estate Group, has followed the chatter about malls alongside the rest of us. While he knows the traditional way of doing things no longer works, Spinoso is confident many malls are still viable shopping destinations as long as their owners know how to pivot.

While individual asset analysis is essential, demographics, location and surrounding competition (or lack thereof) can really dictate a center’s future success. Repurposing old anchor spaces, adding entertainment and services, reshaping co-tenancy provisions, and cultivating the appropriate mix of new and staple tenants are all sound strategies to keep foot traffic and sales up, Spinoso believes.

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