Retail Commercial Real Estate Blog

Why do you need a Retail Research Team?

You’ve bought a new retail contact list hoping it will include a few critical brands. You finally get a chance to comb through it and you’re missing several of the contacts you needed most, plus the ones that are present seem to be old. Sound familiar?Knowing you have up-to-date and correct information is important when […]

More Salons Asked for Covid-19 Rent Abatements than Any Other Retailer Category

In a recent survey of property management groups across the US, Retailsphere asked several questions regarding rent abatement requests, specifically looking at which retail categories have made these requests most and least frequently. With over 66,000 units representing over 4,400 shopping centers in every geography in the US, it turns out that salons asked for […]

Find thriving experiential retail tenants using Retailsphere

Covid-19 has created vacancies across the US as many large brands have gone bankrupt and started closing locations. This can be an opportunity to bring in new tenants who are growing by successfully drawing in audiences with experiences online shopping can‚Äôt replace. As states start to allow retail outlets to open, customers are eager to […]

Is Covid-19 a force majeure event for leases?

A force majeure clause is a provision that excuses one or both parties from its obligations under a contract when circumstances arise outside of the control of the party, and make fulfilling the terms of the contract impractical or impossible. Given the longevity of the Covid-19 pandemic, many are asking if it could be viewed […]

Top 5 Retail Concepts for 1000 Square Feet

Retail spaces can still have a big presence without a massive space. With the continued Coronavirus pandemic, many retailers are downsizing drastically. For new startups, the current climate is forcing them to consider how a small space could decrease their overhead. This has brought a surge in the need smaller retail locations. There are many […]

Top 5 Experiential Retailers in the Washington D.C. Area

The D.C. Metropolitan area is buzzing with hundreds of thousands of people looking for something to fill their time. While Covid-19 may have decreased the number of people heading out each night, cities are slowly starting to reopen, and the thriving local service industry provides plenty of experiences for family fun, relaxation, a beauty boost, […]

As Amazon grew, retail focused on food. What will happen after Coronavirus?

Retail has a long history of adapting to changing economic conditions, though profound industry change has never come as quickly as in the past dozen years, as the Great Recession, the rise of Amazon and now the COVID-19 pandemic have rocked physical stores, forcing shopping centers and tenants into a rapid succession of adjustments.Out of […]

Top 5 Trampoline Parks to bring to your Shopping Center

Trampoline parks and bounce houses are popping up left and right, and there's a good reason for it. No longer are they merely a fun party idea for your 5-year-old kid (though they're still that, too), but they are fun entertainment venues for all ages. They have kid and family-friendly areas, as well as attractions […]

Using a Retailer Database to Find Unique Tenants

Commercial real estate is no stranger to retailer databases. They are a must have when trying to broker new tenants. Traditionally, accessing these databases will provide you with lists of nationwide chains and well-known franchises that includes contact information for key decision makers.Dig a little deeper, and you often find information pulled from public reports […]

Pet Care Facilities Leave Tails Wagging

A few decades ago when your family left for vacation or you traveled for work, you may have called in a favor with a friend to watch your dog while you were away or booked a stay at a very basic kennel. And those 10-hour workdays? Perhaps you'd leave the TV on to keep your […]

Top 5 Wellness Brands (and how they'll grow your business)

Self-care has gone from a buzzword in 2019 to a revolution in 2020. While mental and physical wellness has been on an upward trend, the recent global pandemic has skyrocketed consumers' desires to better themselves. The hunt for peace, serenity, and health has never been more pressing. Brand's who focus on wellness often build cult […]

Strategic Actions to Take during Covid-19

We will feel the ripple effect from the COVID-19 pandemic for years to come. As states begin to allow businesses to re-open, foot traffic is still down, anxiety is heightened, and everyone is wishing for a crystal ball. While we can't tell the future, we can anticipate life beyond these challenges. Here are three ways […]

Has COVID-19 Highlighted a Need to Break Up with a Poor Tenant?

Having bad tenants is an inevitability. For some landlords and property managers, the Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the actions of your worst tenants. They may not be paying rent as sales have slowed or they might not be following local regulations as they open. Regardless of the issues, the stress of recent events has often […]

What Free Parking Really Means for Your Tenants

How often does a conversation about where to spend a day shopping, where to grab dinner, or where to head out for the night end in ‚ÄúOh, but parking is a nightmare‚Äù?  Americans love their vehicles, owning roughly 1.8 cars per household, and griping about parking comes hand-in-hand with ownership. So what does that mean […]

My Anchor Tenant Just Filed for Bankruptcy. What Now?

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to stretch on, and states are only slowly reopening, there has been a slew of large retailers to file for bankruptcy including J. Crew, Pier 1, Tuesday Morning and JC Penny - all of whom have large national footprints. Many shopping center owners and managers are wondering what they should […]
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