Category Archives: retail

Stability and predictability in CRE? Property management offers them both

By Dan Rafter How important is a strong property management division for commercial real estate companies that want to continue to grow? Randel Waites, principal for property management with the Chicago office of Avison Young, says that it’s not only … Continue reading

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Savvy retailers use Pokemon Go to boost foot traffic at their shops

  by Dan Rafter Smart retailers take advantage of hot trends. Just look at the way some are having, and boosting their foot traffic, with the Pokemon Go mobile game. If you don’t know what Pokemon Go is, here’s a … Continue reading

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A bank? A café? Capital One asks, How about both?

by Dan Rafter How often do you actually walk into your bank’s lobby these days? If you’re like most people? Rarely. Customers today do much of their banking online. When they need quick cash, they head to an ATM. Bank … Continue reading

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Commercial rents at historic highs in West Michigan, according to Colliers

by Dan Rafter Renting commercial space in the West Michigan region is getting more costly, according to the latest numbers from Colliers West Michigan. Colliers reports, in its second quarter market reports, that rental rates in West Michigan in the … Continue reading

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Amazon to open third fulfillment center in Kansas City region

by Dan Rafter Amazon continues to make an impact in the Kansas City commercial market, announcing plans to open an 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Kansas City, Kansas. The center will be the online retailer’s third in the Kansas City region. … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers, Millennials combine to drive retail trends

by Dan Rafter Millennials have received a lot of press for their impact on retailers. But Baby Boomers continue to exert their own influence on the world of retailing, according to the latest research from Marcus & Millichap. The power … Continue reading

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There’s more to celebrate in Cleveland than an NBA championship

by Dan Rafter The city of Cleveland has plenty to celebrate these days as the NBA’s Cavaliers celebrate their championship over the Golden State Warriors. But that long-awaited championship isn’t the only good news for Cleveland residents: According to the … Continue reading

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