Retail Insight

Shopping Center Business is collaborating with content partners to publish Retail Insight. These brief newsletter and video interview series publications bring you commentary and news just before and immediately after some of the industry’s biggest events. For example, we publish four newsletters leading up to ICSC LAS VEGAS, followed by a series of video interviews.

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Retail Insight Features

City of Murrieta: Experiential Leads Retail Expansion in Evolving California City

The City of Murrieta, located in Southern California, has seen explosive growth, leading to expanding retail potential — especially in the experiential arena. The city's retail successes have been based on its destination location, strong safety record, relatively young population and commitment…

Cullinan Properties: Mixed-Use Properties Use Retail to Drive Value

Real estate is densifying across the country, and retail has become an important amenity as people seek to live, work and play all together in mixed-use locations. The pandemic sped up a trend already well underway before the start of 2020…

Faris Lee: Abundant Capital, Sales Volume Rise as Investors Pursue Retail

Investment volume, capital and competition in the retail sector have been at unprecedented levels lately, leading to lower cap rates as well as more flexibility than investments in multifamily and industrial. The amount of capital and trade money in the…

The Necessity Retail REIT: Growing a Recession-Resilient, Necessity Retail Portfolio

What does it take to build a $5.2 billion recession-resilient, necessity retail property portfolio? Reporter Nellie Day of Retail Insight explored this topic and more with Jason Slear, Executive Vice President, Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions at The Necessity Retail…

NewMark Merrill: Prop Tech Solutions to Retail Challenges

Shopping center developers, owners and managers are using property technology (prop tech) to make sense of a wealth of new, retail-generated data to create an ongoing, positive experience for customers. Sandy Sigal, president and CEO of NewMark Merrill, explains that geofencing and phone…

Stan Johnson Company: Net Lease Retail — Investment Opportunities in the Face of Changing Market…

Where are the opportunities in today’s single tenant net lease (STNL) market? The ever-changing nature of today’s retail environment has placed an emphasis on finding the best properties, while compressed cap rates and rising interest rates have created obstacles for investors…

Taylor Street: Net Lease Opportunities: STNL Deals, Multi-Tenant Outlook, 1031 Exchange Landscape

Where does net lease stand at the moment? As cap rates compress for single tenant net lease (STNL) deals, investors are expanding their outlooks to find retail opportunities. Multi-tenant centers, particularly three-to-five-tenant strip centers, are the property types currently appealing…

Pylot™: Digital Platform Streamlines Commercial Real Estate Marketing

Commercial real estate retail marketers today must navigate an increasingly complex marketing landscape. How can they identify the right tools and technologies necessary to scale their marketing presence efficiently across locations? Many people talk a good game about the benefits of…

Moreno Valley Fosters Business Success

The City of Moreno Valley is located in Southern California in the Inland Empire, one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. The residence of over 217,000 people and growing by 3.5 percent every year, the city is…

Elevate Commercial Real Estate Retail Marketing with Digital Platforms

By Angela Sweeney, executive director of Pylot™, a digital platform from Imaginuity Commercial real estate retail marketers today must navigate an increasingly complex marketing landscape. How can you identify the right tools and technologies necessary to scale your marketing presence efficiently…

Who’s Winning in Today’s Single-Tenant Net Lease Market?

The single-tenant net lease (STNL) market has enjoyed quite the ride. Rents are rising and cap rates are at or near all-time lows. 2021 was a record year for STNL transaction volume, with $103 billion in investment sales, according to Stan…

Physical Retail Focuses on Quality, Customers

Josh Williams, senior vice president and director of investments out of Cullinan Properties’ Houston office, has been closely monitoring the leasing, development and sales activity for brick and mortar since our national emergence from the pandemic began. Below are the trends he…

Commercial Growth in Moreno Valley

Successful companies looking to expand their brand know there is one location in Southern California that consistently beats the rest: the City of Moreno Valley. There’s a reason that companies like Sprouts, Raising Cane’s, Texas Roadhouse, Hilton, Capriotti’s and WoodSpring Suites…

Prop Tech Refocused: Data Collection to Create Retail Community

The popularity of property technology (prop tech) has expanded rapidly as retail owners and operators look for chances to streamline and improve their properties via data collection. However, says Sandy Sigal, president and CEO of NewMark Merrill, the hardest part…

America’s Shopping Patterns Turn Suburban

The Necessity Retail REIT, Inc. has closed on the acquisition of 77 open-air shopping centers and two single-tenant service retail properties as part of a previously announced 81-property, $1.3 billion portfolio acquisition. A strategic rebranding in February from American Finance…

City of Murrieta Fosters Retail Growth, Especially in Experiential Sectors

The city of Murrieta is a city on the grow — and for this area, the process of developing means expanding and deepening retail offerings, many of which are in the realm of experiential retail. The city is seeking to…

Faris Lee: Retail Presents Attractive Opportunities Post-Pandemic

Jeff Conover,Faris Lee Investments Multifamily and industrial may be the hottest product types for investors in today’s current market, but Jeff Conover and Shaun Riley, managing principals at Irvine, Calif.-based Faris Lee Investments, believe retail presents the…

Spinoso: What's the New Formula for Enclosed Malls?

Malls are not dead, but the formula has certainly changed, notes Carmen Spinoso, CEO of Spinoso Real Estate Group. That's because there is no formula any longer when it comes to these assets. The one-size-fits-all approach no longer works, but that…

Moonbeam: A Portfolio that Specializes in Alternative Uses

Much of the spotlight surrounding in-demand tenants at today's shopping centers is focused on food and beverage and entertainment users. This is a solid strategy, agrees Steven Maksin, founder and CEO of Moonbeam Capital Investments, but it should not be the…

Pinnacle: Community, Cross-Shopping are Keys to Success in Non-Core Markets

There are two big threats to retail that nearly every landlord is trying to avoid: sales lost to online shopping and shoppers lost due to a recession. It may be impossible to completely fend off an attack from either, but Jon…

XTeam: Technology is an Essential Tool in Retail, But Local Knowledge is Everything

Technology is omnipresent in nearly every aspect of our daily lives — and it is changing rapidly, but retail real estate players don't have to reinvent the wheel to keep up with the latest and greatest. Bryan Cornelius, president of X…

Bialow: Retailers Want to Be in Shopping Centers if Landlords Can Provide a Welcoming Space

Corey Bialow, CEO of Bialow Real Estate, is extremely optimistic about this next phase of retail. As a tenant representative, he has seen this sentiment shared throughout industry events like RECon, and among his clients. There are plenty of tenants looking for…

Milliennial Residents, Workers Draw More Food, Beverage Options to Downtown Baltimore

Davon Barbour, vice president of economic development and planning for the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, is closely following the buying habits of Millennials. He knows many of those dollars are invested in food and beverage, particularly when it comes to…

Phillips Edison: Grocery-Anchored Centers Continue to Remain Competitive

It used to be enough for a shopping center to house the lead grocer in a trade area, or at least the closest grocer for the majority of residents. Not so anymore, thanks to the internet and increased competition from…

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