Retail Commercial Real Estate Blog

Using Retailsphere for leverage in lease negotiations

Tenants are playing rent hardball with retail center owners like never before, asking for reductions, deferrals, abatements and other concessions. Many requests are legitimate, given COVID-19 hardships, but some seem to be out-and-out shakedowns, particularly those emanating from national tenants owned by private-equity (PE) funds.Consider this hypothetical case: "U.S. Oil Change," a fictional category leader […]

Bringing In Grocery Tenants Is A Smart Move—Here's How To Find Them

While guidelines around COVID-19 update almost daily, one fact has stood firm over the last 4+ months: people are staying home. Whether by government mandates, their own personal concerns, or just because options for outside activities are extremely limited, most people are working, schooling and interacting from the safety of their own houses.  This has […]

Replacing JCPenney: How To Use Retailsphere To Fill Large Vacancies

It’s no secret that JCPenney has been struggling for years, and now the global pandemic has led to bankruptcy and the shuttering of over 100 stores across the country. If JCPenney was one of your anchor tenants, the thought of filling such a large space right now could lead to panic.  Large-scale brands such as […]

Top Five Complaints About Retail Tenant Databases

What’s a tenant database? It’s a list of expanding retailers and contact information for key decision makers in those organizations. If you work in retail commercial real estate, you’ve undoubtedly used a retail tenant database to help you find and connect with potential tenants. Retailsphere was created to advance the retail tenant database beyond just […]

Why Medical May be the best Tenant — And How To Find Them

Retail is often reliant on the exciting new trends. Poke bowls are the new sushi and trampoline parks are the new arcade, proving that even when brands remain flexible and innovate—there’s always room for something new. When you tack on a global pandemic, it can feel daunting to find a solid tenant for your retail […]

When Tenants Won’t Help Themselves during the Covid-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent widespread orders to close theaters, retailers and restaurants – or severely restrict their operations – are forcing landlords and tenants to the negotiating table to figure out a way to survive. In many cases, the parties are striking agreements that generally provide a period of rent reduction and then spread […]

Get proven Return on Investment (ROI) with Retailsphere

Many commercial real estate brokers and shopping center managers are used to purchasing a retail tenant database just once a year, so a monthly subscription fee can feel expensive. When compared to the cost of a vacant space, however, Retailsphere is a steal. And because Retailsphere’s location data and retail research is constantly updated, you […]

The real value of having an on-demand research team

When you sign up with Retailsphere, you are getting access to a robust retailer tenant database that is constantly updated by our world-class research team. You also get direct access to these researchers as each subscription comes with custom monthly research requests. We’ve previously taken a look at why you should want a research team, […]

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 […]

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 […]
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