Specialized databases offer access to historical shopping center data, such as what tenants occupied the space and when.
Insight into the past allows you to make more educated decisions. Historical shopping center tenant data can be useful for understanding what types of businesses have been successful (or not so successful) in the space. That offers clues about the customers who visit the center and the types of services and products they need.
This historical information can be useful to prospective retail tenants as they evaluate the space. It is also invaluable to investors considering a purchase of a shopping center, as well as their lenders and capital partners.