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 five newsletters leading up to ICSC RECON, followed by a series of video interviews.

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Retail Insight Features

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…

NewMark Merrill: Customers Don't Distinguish Between Physical, Digital Spaces Anymore

Sandy Sigal, president and CEO of NewMark Merrill, may have built his company in the physical world of real estate, but he's keenly aware the lines between online and brick and mortar are blurring. In fact, he asserts that the…

Faris Lee: Retail is 'Running on All Cylinders' As the Fed Holds Rates Steady

  It’s been a rollercoaster ride for retail, but Rick Chichester, president and CEO of Faris Lee, believes it’s smooth sailing ahead through at least the remainder of 2019, if not longer. This sense of security is largely due to the Fed’s…

NAI Global: Diversification is the Name of the Game in Retail

Diversification is a solid investment strategy in any market — and is perhaps more important than ever in today's market. At least when it comes to the physical retail environment. Simon Hartzell, director of new offices for NAI Global, knows this…

Marcus & Millichap: New Vacancies are Paving the Way for a New Retail Environment

Retail vacancies are not a good thing — unless you’re in the middle of a retail renaissance with a number of forward-thinking tenants ready to take that space. So says Scott Holmes, national director of retail for Marcus & Millichap,…

CBRE: Investors are Eager to Buy, If They Can Find Opportunity

Jimmy Slusher, vice president of National Retail Partners – West at CBRE, acknowledges transaction volume is down compared to previous quarters, but this is not a trend he expects will continue. Slusher witnessed a barrage of activity at ICSC RECon, which…

Moreno Valley Remains in Growth Mode

The City of Moreno Valley, just east of Riverside, Calif., in Southern California’s Inland Empire submarket, has been growing rapidly and will continue to do so. Moreno Valley’s population has consistently grown by 5 percent every year, according to Melissa…

RECon Rewind: Period of Great Transition, Opportunity Among Key Takeaways on Show Floor 

LAS VEGAS — These are the best of times and worst of times for the shopping center industry. Rapid technological change is enabling retailers and property owners to be more creative in their spaces than ever before. Think augmented reality…

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 private…

Measuring What Matters: What's All of this Real Estate Data Good For?

The great paradox of the real estate business is that, on one hand, it’s the single largest asset class on the planet with a global estimate of $228 trillion, and it generates tremendous amounts of operating, financial and market-level data.…

Investors, Lenders Adjust As Change Remains A Constant In The Retail Industry

— By Bryan Cornelius, President at X Team and Principal at Venture DFW Commercial — The debt market has recalibrated following four rate increases in 2018 and a recent cautionary pause by the Federal Reserve. The market is hoping to take…

Menifee, California, Reaches New City Heights

“Menifee is the fastest growing city in Southwest Riverside County and seventh fastest growing city in Southern California,” says Gina Gonzalez, economic development director with the City of Menifee, California. “The city’s population is projected to grow by 8 percent…

Break-Up Strategy Nets Big Rewards in Today’s Market

By Bill Asher and Jeff Lefko There is an axiom that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” but that may not be the case when selling a shopping center. As demand and pricing for non-core, grocery-anchored shopping…

5 (More) Things Las Vegas Can Teach RECon Attendees About the New Retail Environment

Las Vegas is the ideal place to discuss the new retail environment. This city was, after all, built on experiences, excess and entertainment. Its hospitality, food and beverage programs and ability to shock are second to none. These attributes make…

Retail Grows with the Times

By Simon Hartzell, Director of New Office Sales, NAI Global Retail real estate – it’s not your grandfather’s business anymore. Every aspect of the business is changing. On the technology front, we have artificial intelligence (AI), cryptocurrency, and virtual funding, as well…

Capital Markets, Cap Rates and 10-Year Treasury with CBRE’s Phil Voorhees

Phil Voorhees, executive vice president of CBRE’s National Retail Partners – West, believes investment opportunities exist in all cycles, and this one is no different.Retail Insight sat down with Voorhees recently to talk about those opportunities, and what investors should…

Owners Must Keep Up with Consumer Demand, or Risk Falling Behind in a Changing Market

Todd Siegel, vice president of commercial investments at Passco, doesn’t believe you have to be on the cutting edge of every retail trend to be successful nowadays. He does, however, believe owners need to remain intimately involved with their shoppers. This…

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