Retail Commercial Real Estate Blog

Nike Expands with 30 Additional Stores

2020 challenged retail across the board and forced brands to pivot, stretch, and change in order to find new ways to connect with customers. With the new year, wise brands are not seeing the hope on the horizon as a signal to reset back to their old ways, but rather using their 2020 adaptations to […]

Retail Expansion Surging in South Carolina

An influx of new citizens moving to South Carolina from all across the U.S. has elevated the "Palmetto State" to the country's sixth fastest-growing state in 2020, creating ideal demographics for retail expansion.The Charleston-Mt. Pleasant and Greenville areas, in particularly, have consistently ranked highest among U.S. growth markets over the past decade, aided by roaring […]

COVID Impact on Breweries

Over the past decade craft beer has often seemed like a sure bet when it comes to growth and stability. In 2010 there were just 1,759 craft brewers in the US. In 2019, there were almost 7,500. The industry also saw 4% growth in production year over year, increasing the craft segment's market share of […]

Northeastern Retailers Are Heating Up

The Northeast may be in the middle of winter, but there’s still heat in the retail market. Small and medium sized retailers are the life-blood of the American economy, and Northeastern brands are bringing a dose of vitality with them as they expand in the region. From hometown brands opening their second location to regional […]

Shopping Centers that have thrived despite COVID

Physical retail locations competing with ecommerce evolved dramatically since the coronavirus entered our lives. Concepts such as mixing physical retail with ecommerce platforms proved necessary for most current retail brands. Curbside and delivery are also essential to continued success. However, that might not be enough to keep shopping malls alive. Malls that have thrived have […]

Sephora opening 850 Mini Stores in Kohls across the Country

Following a trend seen in the recent Ulta Beauty and Target partnership, Sephora will be opening 200, 2,500 square foot, shops inside Kohls’ stores by fall 2021. These spaces will replace Kohls existing beauty assortment and will be positioned at the front of the store.  This partnership will also extend online, with Kohls now selling […]

3 Southern Brewpubs Serving Up Suds and Community

Did you know that the average American drinks about 26 gallons of beer every year? And this year, besides drinking their favorite beverage, people are trying their best to support their local communities through this difficult time.  Always a cozy place for drinks and dinner, many brewpubs now offer to-go bottle or keg service served […]

Top Gluten Free Multi Unit Groups

Gluten free foodies vary from voluntarily gluten free, to gluten intolerance, to the more serious condition of Celiac disease. Feast your eyes on this  list of the top gluten free friendly restaurants spanning from coast to coast. The best part? Each of these gluten free food establishments have more than one location and are potential […]

Patterson Woods Uses Targeted Approach thanks to Retailsphere

Patterson Woods Associates, of Delaware, has seen the commercial real estate industry change over the years. They have evolved to meet new demands and stay ahead of their client’s needs. This has included adding a property management team, a business brokerage team, and even several 1031 exchange experts. Now they’re evolving by leveraging Retailsphere to […]

North Carolina seeing significant Retail Expansion

Riding a wave of robust residential growth, North Carolina is seeing significantly more retailer expansion than most U.S. cities are, as developers and expanding tenant prospects prep for a post-pandemic boom. Raleigh-Durham, in fact, has emerged as the country's hottest metro area for overall commercial prospects in the 2021 Emerging Trends in Real Estate: U.S. […]

Blasting Prospecting Emails Might be Easy, but Targeting Delivers Results

When you begin the process of filling a vacancy, prospecting often feels like a numbers game. You want to cast your net as wide as possible to initiate as many potential tenant opportunities as you can. Through the leasing process many of these prospects will decide it's just not the right fit and will fall […]

Expanding Retailers in Georgia

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to change the retail landscape, some retailers are tapping out with store closures and bankruptcies. For other retailers, business is expanding, and grand openings are continuing. Georgia, whose landscape includes beaches, farmland, and mountains, is the 8th most populous state in the US and the home to many thriving retailers. […]

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 […]

How to prove your worth to shopping center clients

Are you a commercial real estate agent trying to prove your worth to your shopping center clients? With Retailsphere’s CRM, it's as simple as pulling a report. As the Covid-19 pandemic stretches on, the traditional way of researching and reaching out to prospective retailers has changed. You can’t get in your car and drive around […]

Walmart Health Expanding Footprint

Walmart Health opened its first stand alone location in Georgia in 2019 and has now added two freestanding locations next to recently updated SuperCenters in Chicago, bringing the total number of Walmart Health branches to 8.  The company plans to continue expanding its footprint, opening 7 more locations in Georgia by the end of their […]
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