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Annual Poll Shows Our Retail Tenants Are Optimistic Increased Hiring, Expansion and Continued Momentum Expected in 2018

The results of our annual Outlook Retail Sentiment Survey are in and, from the standpoint of the retailers within our 100-property portfolio, 2018 is looking like a very good year. Strong sales in 2017 plus a healthy holiday season, combined with current economic conditions and continued industry evolution, are fueling their optimism. As regi [...]

New Business Increase Signals A Growing Interest In Outsourcing. Third-Party Commercial Real Estate Services Thrive in a Competitive Landscape

2017 was all about milestones. Not only did Levin Management Corporation (LMC) celebrate 65 years of industry leadership, but we broke previous new business records with the addition of 10 new assignments – totaling 1.5 million square feet YTD. This achievement increased our diversified leasing and management portfolio to 100 properties, tota [...]

Food for Thought: Change Brings Opportunity for Grocery-Anchored Properties Growth by Established Brands, New Entrants Driving Activity in Northeast Market

Investor affinity for grocery-anchored shopping centers has endured through market cycles and the continually evolving landscape of retail, itself. Simply put, properties with supermarkets do better than those without, drawing strong and steady traffic that boosts leasing appeal and, subsequently, return on investment. The Northeast market i [...]

Our Pre-Holiday Survey Shows Positive Outlook For Retail

Bricks-and-Mortar Focuses on Engaging Consumers in a Digital World The results of Levin Management Corporation’s (LMC) annual Pre-Holiday Retail Sentiment Survey are in and the outlook is optimistic. Retailers in our 100-property, 14-million-square-foot shopping center portfolio are coming off a generally positive year to date and expect sale [...]

In-Store Events Open the Doors to New Business Hyper Local Focus Gives Independent Retailers a Competitive Edge

National chains and big box stores have superior marketing muscle, but independent retailers have one unique advantage: they’re insiders. Indies are part of the community and that identity goes a long way toward building new business and retaining customers. One marketing tactic that maximizes your community connection is the in-store event – [...]

Indie Retailers: Here’s How to Get More Out of Social Media

Beat the 5 Major Roadblocks to Online Success As an executive with a regional leader in retail real estate, I chat with many independent retailers. Some are our tenants; others are attendees at various trade events. They’re in all kinds of retail businesses, but they share one thing: they want to get more from social media. They’re on board w [...]

It’s Back to School for Walmart Managers Nationwide

# 1 Retailer is Betting on Staff Training to Lift In-Store Experience and Sales It’s the season when students of all ages head back to the classroom. But education today isn’t always limited by subject matter or by the calendar. Since February 2016, supervisors and managers of the world’s leading retailer have been heading to the classrooms o [...]

Amazon Rocks Retail Again with Announcement of Prime Wardrobe

Bricks & Mortars Must Step Up Their Game in New, Competitive Environment Within one week this June, Amazon made two stunning moves: the $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods Market and the announcement of its new Prime Wardrobe service. The latter sent share prices of Nordstrom and Macy’s tumbling and prompted the media to deliver more d [...]

Retailers Invite Store Traffic with Innovative Environments

Retail Real Estate Trend: Shopping Experiences Unmatched Online The battle for in-store traffic continues with retailers striving to lure shoppers away from their screens and into the aisles. Top retailers are leading the way with a shift in interior design that transforms the store from the transactional to the experiential. Their goal? To [...]

Levin Mid-Year Retail Sentiment Survey Shows Surge in Tech

Tenants Continue to Embrace New Ways to Reach and Service Customers Results of our annual June poll of the retailers in our 95-property, 13 million-square-foot portfolio are here. Formally known as the Mid-Year Retail Sentiment Survey, this research reveals positive action on the part of our tenants in terms of tech-centered marketing. Almos [...]