Faith is excited about the growth of international retailers coming to the US. US continues to attract new retailers for Australia, South America and Canada. If anyone knows what's going on, Faith does. Read more
A recent lower court case out of Manhattan, New York raises a very interesting legal issue for both landlords and tenants: is an email adequate notice if the lease requires “written” notice? Read more
It appears that McDonalds is experimenting with a large, interactive billboard in a very public space where people can, without downloading an app, play pong in front of a crowd to win prizes, such as fries, burgers, shakes, etc. to drive traffic to their restaurant. Read more
I recently auditioned for and was awarded the part of Henry Potter, the mean, villainous banker in It's a Wonderful Life, The Musical. Better yet, my 16 year old daughter, Lauren also received a part as a soprano in the ensemble and my "goon," who pushes me around stage in my wheelchair. Now her part is the most demanding since she has to push a big, heavy grouchy old man around stage on a 30's style, wooden wheelchair. Read more
Pop up spaces is a trend that isn't really new. Most malls in the Philippines now include them as early as the planning stage. Certain areas in the mall are earmarked for Pop up stores to create revenue streams. Read more
Hard times in Commercial Real Estate has created a niche market for temporary rentals or “Pop-Up” stores. Some Landlords have embraced the concept to bring in badly needed revenue, particularly in centers where big boxes have vacated like, Borders, Cicruit City and Mervyns.
that not only are they opening a high end store in Manhattan soon, they are not going to use their branded Nordstroms name. It's going to be called Treasure & Bond. Read more
I immediately began doing some research on the matter and discovered what seemed to be an incredibly smart way to get smaller investors into real estate and serve as an incredibly useful vehicle to develop business for real estate developers and brokers. Read more