Mixed Use or Unconventional Mixing of Uses Within a Shopping Center

Mixed Use or Unconventional Mixing of Uses Within a Shopping Center

John Crossman spends some time with me at the ICSC Recon convention in Las Vegas, Nevada this year. John, like most other people in the industry, is seeing retail real estate come back from the depths that we had been seeing in 2008 - 2012. What he is seeing though is a change in the tenant mix in shopping centers, or what he calls, "mixed use". Read more

The Top 3 Reasons CRE Brokers Should Get Involved in CCIM with Karl Landreneau

The Top 3 Reasons for CRE Pros Should Get Involved in CCIM with Karl Landreneau

Karl Landreneau, the CCIM 2014 President discusses the top reasons that real estate professionals should not only join CCIM but be involved. Karl feels that CCIM set him apart from the typical street broker without education or designation. His credibility rose with his designation. But CCIM is not just about education. You get out of the organization what you put into it. This sounds like a cliche, but it really is true. You can't just join and wait for the benefits to come to you. Read more

The Most Important Element to a Successful Retail Center

The Most Important Element to a Successful Retail Center

Caruso Affiliated, owner of the hugely successful The Grove in Los Angeles attributes much of its success to the "sense of community," and how the center looks. Brian Colacarro, Vice President of Retail Operations explains that the general managers are on property, before the center opens, making sure that the property looks good and with an emphasis on "guest experience and services." Read more

Social Media Practice and Corporate Culture is Led by the CEO

Social Media Practice and Corporate Culture is Led by the CEO

As a CEO, when you participate in social media, people who follow you are really interested and you end up at a level of engagement where," you get a better understanding of the retailers, consumers, lenders, and investors. You get a better understanding of what works and doesn't work that you do from print media. Read more

The Most Current Retail Market Trends with Mathew Winn

The Most Current Retail Market Trends with Mathew Winn

Matt Winn spends some time with me at ICSC Recon 2014 and gives me the "low down" on the retail market trends using an analogy of a barbell; that is the Barbell of Prosperity. Now that the economy is starting to see some traction, we are starting to see some growth rate in retail property and rents. Read more