Category Archives: retail

Mixed-Use Mash-Up: Six elements of tomorrow’s live-work-play communities

Guest post by Jeff Berta Senior Director of Real Estate Development with Structured Development With e-commerce accounting for a greater share of retail sales, real estate developers are finding creative ways to stay relevant in the eyes of consumers who, … Continue reading

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Numbers from Real Capital Markets prove one thing: CRE had a boom year in 2016

by Dan Rafter How strong a year was 2016 for commercial real estate? The numbers from Real Capital Markets, a global marketplace for buying and selling commercial real estate, say that last year was a record-breaker for the industry. Real … Continue reading

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CRE can transform neighborhoods, say Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference panelists

by Dan Rafter Commercial real estate has the ability to transform entire neighborhoods. A panel of CRE experts addressed this during the Transforming Real Estate session of REJournals’ 15th annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference held today in Chicago. Panelists … Continue reading

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Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference icons: Country’s uncertainty bleeding into CRE industry

by Dan Rafter The Icons in Real Estate panel brought some of the biggest names in commercial real estate to REJournals’ 15th annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference today in Chicago. These commercial leaders shared their thoughts on how the … Continue reading

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Malls still have their place – but they need to adapt

by Dan Rafter Shopping malls were already struggling. Then Sears announced it would close 150 Sears and Kmart locations. Macy’s announced it will shutter 68 stores. These stores are anchors for malls across the Midwest. The new round of closings … Continue reading

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The coffee wars are on: Dunkin’ Donuts hopes to siphon at least some of Starbucks’ customers

by Dan Rafter Dunkin’ Donuts is taking aim at Starbucks, expanding across the country — and on other continents — in an attempt to snatch business away from its higher-end rival. Just look at the numbers: Last year, Dunkin’ Donuts … Continue reading

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The power of Amazon, online shopping will only rise in 2017

by Dan Rafter The most important commercial real estate trend for 2017? In little surprise, it’s the continued rise of Amazon and online shopping. In its latest U.S. economic forecast, Cushman & Wakefield says that the popularity of e-commerce will … Continue reading

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