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Webinar: How to strengthen your shopping center’s performance through small shop leasing

Posted by: Mike Pappagallo Mike Pappagallo
on April 18, 2012

If you’re a landlord or property manager, you know that leasing your small shop space has become increasingly challenging. Retail follows jobs and housing, and the recovery on both of these fronts has been slow.

Small business lending has showed lackluster growth, and competition from big box and online retailers continues to threaten small shops. As a result, we’re seeing high turnover of mom-and-pop tenants across the industry, contributing to high vacancy rates and struggling shopping centers in challenged regions.

So I’m participating in a webinar hosted by the International Council of Shopping Center’s (ICSC) Open-Air Committee (OAC) to provide insight on how to overcome these challenges and create winning environments for small shops. It’s scheduled for April 25 at 2 p.m. EDT. I encourage you to attend if you’re interested in learning:

  • Strategies for successfully targeting small shop tenants
  • Motivating/incentivizing leasing staff
  • Economic and socioeconomic trends influencing small shop leasing
  • Effects of technology on the small shop tenant
  • How redevelopment over the next few years will impact small shop leasing

The webinar, Small Shop Leasing Strategies to Strengthen a Center’s Performance, will also include insights from leasing and management expert Beth Azor, President of Azor Advisory Services; and James Matanky, President of Matanky Realty Group, a Chicago-area private owner/developer. Moderating will be Bernard Haddigan, Principal of Haddigan Capital.

I invite you to join us. You don’t have to be an ICSC member to attend. You can sign up for the webinar on ICSC’s website. If you can’t make it, an archived recording will be made available so you can watch it at your convenience. Hope you’ll take part!

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