Retail Commercial Real Estate Blog

Technology Unleashed - The Essential Core of Leasing Today

To ignore the disruptive impact that technology has had on today’s small shop leasing efforts would be akin to staying with the leasing tools of the 80’s: Pencil, legal pad, city maps, telephone, and yellow pages.  Not to mention hours upon hours of time driving from retail center to retail center, in hopeful search of […]

Top Tips: How to Overcome Leasing Pipeline Bottlenecks

When you have an empty storefront to fill, every day of vacancy costs you money. It also hurts your other tenants who would benefit from steady customer traffic to neighboring retailers. Removing bottlenecks from your leasing pipeline can help you fill the space more quickly and maintain your center’s profitability, and in retail leasing, “Speed […]

6 Emerging Retail Store Concepts in 2022

As pandemic safety concerns ease up, consumers are looking forward to browsing the aisles at their favorite shops again. At the same time, their habits and needs have fundamentally changed. New retail store concepts will be key to drawing consumers back to brick-and-mortar. Nearly three-quarters of U.S. adults are once again comfortable going to shopping […]

How Is Big Data Impacting Retail Real Estate

As the retail industry paves new paths to growth, data-fueled business intelligence can help tenants and shopping center owners alike make smarter decisions. To unlock the insights you need, it’s helpful to understand the value of big data for real estate brokers, tenants, landlords, and investors.  What is big data, and how can you use […]

How to Level Up Your Retail Real Estate Marketing Campaign: A Retailsphere Guide

Are you striving to fill vacant space in your shopping center? If so, it may be time to reboot your marketing strategy. Digital and email marketing for commercial real estate can help you reach the right prospects in your quest to fill your space. By leveraging technology, you can eliminate duplication of effort, streamline and […]

Proptech Trends for Retail Real Estate in 2022

The future of the retail industry revolves around technology, and that doesn’t just mean a shift to e-commerce. Proptech real estate companies are transforming the brick-and-mortar shopping experience and how landlords run their shopping centers.  Investors are pouring funds into new retail formats, in-store technology, supply chain solutions, and much more. Combined, retail tech funding […]

5 Ways to Modernize Your Retail Tenant Search

With retail sales and foot traffic both trending upward, 2022 is on track to be a comeback year for retail real estate. Shopping center owners, investors, and brokers will be well poised to capitalize on the industry’s expansion by embracing modern property management.  This year, retailers will open more stores than they close for the […]

Get more done with Retailsphere's Pipeline Tasks

Recent updates to Retailsphere’s task management tools make getting more done in your day even easier. While our Pipeline Management has allowed you to create tasks for a while, we recently made updates that help you stay on top of everything you need to accomplish to close more deals, more quickly.  Easy Reordering Don’t depend […]

How Frankel Development uses Retailsphere to Move Deals Forward

When it comes to securing the right tenant for their vacancies, Frankel Development turns to Retailsphere first. Why? When talking to Diandra Breen (image left), Sales Associate at Frankel, she said “Retailsphere helps [us] secure contact information that increases chances of moving a deal forward.”  That typically means securing 5-10 targeted and strong candidates for […]

Close more deals with a Kanban view

The process of lead nurturing can be one of the most rewarding aspects of any sales job, but especially in commercial real estate. By the time you have a signed lease in hand, youve had to search for prospects, built relationships, negotiation lease terms, execute a letter of intent, all before a signature is on […]

Its time to ditch excel for modern pipeline management

There’s something that a lot of commercial real estate professionals need to hear: using Excel to manage your deal flow is costing you money. We know old habits die hard, but it’s time to modernize your pipeline management. You’re missing out on opportunities and falling behind your competition if you continue to use outdated tools. […]

Tips for taking your CRE canvassing online

While canvassing has always been an integral part of the commercial real estate prospecting process, COVID really has changed everything, including how many people start their research. With various shut downs as a result of the pandemic, your days in the office limited and in-person canvassing has become more difficult. If this sounds like you, […]

5 Reasons you need a Commercial Real Estate CRM

You may be realizing you’ve missed several outreach opportunities. Or you have so many tenant prospects in your rolodex that a few of them haven't heard from you in weeks (or even months). Even worse, you find you’re spending more time on looking for prospect and client information instead of actually using that information.  Whether […]

5 Coffee Shops Expanding in 2021 - Happy #NationalCoffeeDay

September 29 is #nationalcoffeeday in the US and Canada! Whether you take it black or have a yearly countdown for the first PSL of the season, coffee is the most popular drink in the world and we’re ready to celebrate. 

The Retail Boom is Here (Really!)

It’s been a long, tough road back for the retail sector, which struggled even before COVID-19 accelerated consumers’ reliance on e-commerce. But with weaker players purged — and landlords right-sizing rents — for the first time in years, retailers are opening more stores than they’re closing. Based on outreach by the Retailsphere research team, it […]
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