Archive for the “Real Estate” Category

  • Retail Real Estate PR Trouble

    ICSC’s annual RECon Convention in Las Vegas is a great opportunity to get a pulse of the industry. Each May, the trends and themes expressed at RECon are a great way to get a snapshot of the retail and mixed-use industry’s health and collective mindset.

    So, you can imagine how surprised I was when I heard the words 'retail death spiral' from a reporter at this year’s event. “So…tell me about the retail death spiral” was the exact, and first, thing out of her mouth. No warm up softballs. She went right for the jugular. And, it certainly got our attention.

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  • ICSC RECon, the retail real estate industry’s most anticipated, heavily attended and highly valued annual event, is just over a week away. What should the 37,000+ attendees expect to see and hear this year?

    The sky is falling…right?
    Recent retail headlines have trumpeted significant store closing announcements from more than a dozen major players, including Macy’s, JC Penney and The Limited, and full blown bankruptcies from brands like Gander Mountain and Payless. While conversations about these negative events are unavoidable at RECon, we anticipate that many real estate professionals will focus on the upside of these downsides—the industry evolution that is unfolding in real time.

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