Retail Commercial Real Estate Blog

How Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) are Winning during Covid-19

As the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues, customers continue to be wary of large group gatherings, and many are facing economic hardships. But eating out, or at the very least take out, seems somewhat pandemic proof. In their recent report, McKinsey ran down the current reality of the restaurant business. The verdict? Easy take-out […]

Top 5 Grab and Go Concepts for the Mid-Atlantic

Pre-COVID, grab and go options were a necessity in the typical daily grind. In the midst of COVID, grab and go became essential for other reasons. Restrictions on dining in and avoiding a crowd has left us with delivery or to grab and go. Local grab and go options include unbeatable quality, diversity, and local […]

Walgreens and Publix make the best tenants during the Covid-19 Pandemic

In our recent survey of shopping center managers across the country, we asked them which retailers had been most difficult to deal with during the Covid-19 pandemic. Unsurprisingly, 28% of the respondents told us a restaurant had been their most difficult tenant. In the same survey, we also asked which tenants had been the best […]

Dozens of Retailers expand in New Jersey

New Jersey is known for its shopping, boasting the most malls in one area in the world—7 in just a 25 square mile radius. And while the pandemic may have put a temporary damper on the Garden State, New Jersey continues to see ongoing opening and expansion of retail.  This growth could even increase due […]

Evicting a No Lease Tenant

Great news. A big national-credit retailer wants a shopping-center space that's currently occupied by struggling mom-and-pop tenants who are barely hanging on in a lease-less, or "at will" basis. The timing seems right to issue these month-to-month occupants their proverbial walking papers and quickly shoo them off the premises to free up the square footage. […]

5 Expanding Retailers in New York State

It’s impossible to deny that New York’s economy has taken a hit because of the pandemic. Beloved restaurants closed their doors for good and chain retailers have flown the coup. According to the Center for an Urban Future, New York City lost 3.7% of its chain stores and restaurants.  Still, 24% of chain retailers grew […]

How To Make Sure A Retailer Is a Good Match For Your Space

As a smart landlord, you likely keep your eye on the latest trends in brick-and-mortar business. Scanning the latest headlines, keeping up with industry blogs, and figuring out which types of retailers seem to be thriving in spite of the current pandemic is par for the course when you own commercial real estate.  Naturally, brands […]

6 Retailers Expanding in California

The Retail Industry has struggled for years because of internet giants like Amazon, especially now with COVID-19, but retailers in the food industry have a different story to tell. Here are five retailers expanding amid the Retail Apocalypse and COVID-19. Target Starting on the East Coast, Target quickly became essential to those on the West […]

What Do Bankruptcy and Closures Really Mean For the Future of Retail?

The term “Retail Apocalypse” is trending. When you’re looking to fill vacancies, other words like “mass closures” or “bankruptcy” could also elicit an immediate “No thanks!” about certain brands. You may already be facing challenges to your business, and it makes sense that you wouldn’t want to take on a struggling tenant.  But the truth […]

Could an E-Commerce Brand be your Next Tenant? Casper Partners With Sam’s Club

E-commerce driven, direct-to-consumer retail has boomed over the last decade. Companies like Warby Parker, Dollar Shave Club, and Glossier have disrupted their respective industries, offering design forward products, as well as clever and beautiful marketing, at a lower than expected price point.  In 2014, Casper set out to flip the mattress industry on its head. […]

How do you know your retail database has accurate data?

Finding the right retailer to complement your center’s tenant mix consists of more than crossing your fingers, then plunging into an internet search for likely candidates. You need data, and plenty of it. This means you also need access to a quality database. A basic database should, at minimum, offer C-Suite members, headquarters locations and […]

Retailsphere Surveys Shopping Center Owners, Reveals the Worst Retail Tenants during Covid-19

Retailsphere interviewed dozens of shopping center owners and leasing managers nationwide to gain insights into the best, and more interesting, worst tenants during the Coronavirus pandemic. Of those interviewed, 28% noted a restaurant as their most difficult tenant over the past few months. While the list of difficult restaurants included national brands like Denny’s and […]

Target among the Retailers Opening New Doors in Florida

Everyday it seems like another big retailer is declaring bankruptcy, announcing another set of store closures. The whole retail industry seems to be dwindling, that is if these constant closings are the only news. Despite the pandemic, other retail companies are announcing expansion.  We've identified several brands that are, in fact, continuing to expand. While […]

Top 5 Grab-and-Go Concepts on the West Coast

We've all had those days when it feels like there is an endless list of things going on, and pre-planning your meals is last on your mind. That doesn't mean you can't find something that is quick, yet healthy, on-the-go. We're looking at our top five grab and go concepts on the West Coast that […]

Pennsylvania Quickly Becoming an Expansion Hotspot

The retail market in Pennsylvania continues to attract a host of new and expanding retailers, despite the pandemic slowdown. As the fifth-most populous state in the union with roughly 13 million residents, Pennsylvania remains a magnet for the latest concepts. A litany of new tenants are coming aboard Fashion District Philadelphia, a redevelopment of the […]
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