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Amazon Looks to JCPenney and Sears Buildings
Amazon, Inc., considered by many to be the mall industry’s single biggest disrupter, has recently been in talks with the largest mall owner in the United States to take over space left by ailing or vacant department stores. Simon Property Group has been working with Amazon to explore the opportunity of turning some...
4 Retail Real Estate Predictions for 2019 and the Future
Retail, the fallen angel of the industry. We have been barraged by negative headlines this past year, of which company has filed for bankruptcy, or which mall is now a ghost town. However is this bleak outlook really true? It seems that experts in the industry think the retail sector is simply in a transitionary...
Malls and Gyms: A Match Made in Retail Heaven?
It comes as no surprise that many brick and mortar retail outlets have reported an overall dip in sales, thanks to the prevalence and mass appeal of online shopping. After all, being able to skip the traffic and parking, as well as the long lines at checkout, is hard to turn down. And, in particular, large indoor...
Will Airports be the Next Big Retail Win?
Last year, we reported on a trend happening in Asia that is finding its way to the U.S. and that is the shipping container building movement. Now as retail looks for ways to get back into brick-and-mortar and for a reprieve from struggling malls, could U.S. airports be the next big win in retail? It’s Working in...
7 Retail Shipping Trends We’re Keeping an Eye On
A lot has been made about the in-store shopping trends we are seeing in retail. What has largely been overlooked are the shipping trends shaping the retail landscape this year. Consumers continue to expect faster deliveries for free which is putting enormous stress on the last mile for retailers.
5 Ways AR and AI are Changing the CRE Game
Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence (AR and AI) may still be far from standard in CRE, but it’s only a matter of time. Change is happening now and could hit sooner than many of us believe, leaving some CRE pros behind and pushing others to the forefront.
M-Commerce: Selling Online Just Got More Interesting
It’s called m-commerce; it combines e-commerce with mobile. Last year, the number of people accessing the internet via mobile surpassed the number of people doing it from a desktop computer. That is exactly why selling online is shifting from an e-commerce model to an m-commerce model and already it’s revolutionizing the way businesses market to their customers.
Should Amazon be the Benchmark for CRE?
By now, everyone has had a chance to digest the impact of Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods and the introduction of their AmazonGo and AmazonFresh grocery innovations. Yet Amazon’s effect on CRE goes beyond these changes.
8 of Our Favorite Blogs from 2017
As the year comes to a close, we thought it would be fun to revisit some of our most popular blog posts from 2017. Here’s a look of 8 of our favorites:
3 Things Impacting Modern Day Parking Ratios
As the future of transportation and city development changes at such a rapid rate, developers are reevaluating the demand for parking in retail, office, and multi-tenant spaces.

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