In Depth Posts

Top Brewpubs in the Northeast and Why They Make Great Tenants

Many breweries are pivoting to take-out bottle or keg services, and are leaning heavily into outdoor beer garden spaces to stay open and serving customers. The segment has seen rapid growth over the past decade, and their inventive flavors, cult followings, and homey atmospheres remain a huge draw in a year where consumers are looking […]

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 […]

The Future of Childcare Centers Post Pandemic

The pandemic forced sweeping closures of daycare facilities across the country earlier this year, and while many have re-opened, it seems almost 40% of childcare centers and family childcare programs remain closed nationwide. Those that remain open are operating at very low capacity. But don’t count them out as potential tenants. While challenges are present, […]

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 […]

The Future of Convenience Stores

The 2020 COVID pandemic has affected us all, but the convenience store market has arguably seen a unique set of issues. Where many retailers and outlets have to figure out the best way to reopen, convenience stores find themselves in the sticky Venn diagram center of “necessary fuel stop” and “high traffic risk spot.” Convenience […]

Quick Service Restaurants Among Most Sustainable Retailers

 Surges of coronavirus cases drove local municipalities to close all non-essential businesses. But as retailers began to reopen, it was clear which retailers were going to struggle to maintain a constant customer base. But not Quick Service Restaurants (QSR). Approximately 50 million Americans eat every day at more than 200,000 fast food restaurants. In a […]

Home Depot and Lowe’s Capitalized on Pandemic

As an essential retailer for emergency home repairs, Home Depot and Lowe’s were allowed to stay open when most retail shut down for months. Essential home repairs were not the only beams holding up the home improvement stores.  Stuck at home with the home becoming the one space for work, school, and living, consumers responded […]

Use Retailsphere to Order a Pizza Joint for Your Center

Do you wish finding your new perfect tenant was almost as simple as ordering pizza? The process should be streamlined, have a variety, and deliver the results you’ve been craving. Retailsphere has a vast database with various options to narrow your search to exactly what you are looking for.  In the Covid era, many restaurants have closed […]

The Rise of a Retail Juggernaut

In 2019, Walmart was the highest-grossing retailer, making more than twice what its closest competitor, Amazon, earned in retail sales. Amazon may have defined the last decade of retail, but Walmart has comfortably maintained its dominance in this new environment of omnichannel selling and tech-based solutions. By harnessing its substantial physical footprint, continuously experimenting with […]
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