The only consistent thing in retail real estate is change. Unlike other real estate sectors, the vibrant world of retail changes dramatically as new concepts pop up, existing concepts reinvent themselves, and outdated concepts fade away. And while change can sometimes be disruptive, we think it creates a great opportunity.… Read More

At the beginning of this year, we wrote about the 12 trends we thought the retail real estate market should be watching in 2012. Now that Q1 and Q2 are in the books, we wanted to take a fresh look at those trends, and reflect on how they’re playing out and where they’re heading as we continue to move forward in 2012.… Read More

Competition for core, stabilized shopping centers in the U.S. has typically been stiff, and it’s easy to see why. These centers are well-leased by strong tenants and have a sturdy anchor tenant — usually a grocer or other major retailer. As a result, these centers are usually very stable and generate strong sales for tenants.… Read More

After joining some industry peers for a recent Bisnow Retail Real Estate Summit panel discussion in San Francisco, it appears the REIT industry has consensus on several important business challenges and opportunities in the Bay Area.

My fellow panelists were Jeff Berkes, President, West Coast for Federal Realty Investment Trust, and Eric Hohmann, Managing Director, Property Investments for Madison Marquette.… Read More