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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 […]

The Outdoor Segment Brings Fresh Attitude to Retail

No matter how easy and innovative online shopping becomes, it can never replace the tactile experience of shopping in person. And when looking for a perfectly balanced fishing pole, the right amount of legroom in a kayak, or the just-right weight of a base layer jacket, nothing beats trying it yourself.  Outdoor enthusiasts are spending […]

Top 5 Asia-Italian fusion Eateries in the Mid-Atlantic

Asia and Italy are known throughout the world for their standout dishes. There's the spice of Szechuan, the sweet and sour tang of Thailand, the earthy and bright zip of Genoa's pesto, and the warm, rich flavor of bolognese. These flavors stand strong in our minds, making Asian-Italian fusion sound like an unnatural fit. But […]
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