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Monthly archives for September, 2014

Now’s the Time to Expand and Renovate in Retail Real Estate

Improvements are Key to Attracting Tenants, Shoppers and Investors Current market conditions present a strong incentive to evaluate the repositioning of a retail property. Most important, financing rates are – at least for now – at historic lows. The number of tenants looking for space is increasing and construction pricing remains competitiv [...]

Retail Real Estate Outlook for Q4 is Bright in the Northeast

Strong Demand in Commercial Retail Leasing, Vacancies Decline, Area Developers are Active Again Moving into the final months of 2014, the outlook for retail in the Northeast is expected to continue on its positive course. At Levin, we are seeing demand from national, local and franchise companies across a broad range of categories. Vacancies [...]

Reinventing the Town Square for 21st Century Shoppers

Consumers Seek Retail Venues that Provide Connection and Experience Sparking a Retail Real Estate Trend As far back as ancient Greece, the public square has been the center of civic and social life, the magnet that drew people together, the place to gather not just to shop but to recreate and connect. Successful merchants knew that proximit [...]

Brick and Mortar Stores Top the Class for Back-to-School Shopping

But “Webrooming” Is the New Retail Real Estate Trend to Watch Gone are the days when back-to-school shopping was concentrated in one big spree that encompassed everything from Nikes to notebooks. Today we have a season stretching from summer well into September, as value-focused consumers stalk the last of the markdowns. Though vacation is ov [...]

Levin to Exhibit at ICSC PA/NJ/DE Idea Exchange See You at Booth 407, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Sept. 8-10

Levin will host a booth at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) annual PA/NJ/DE Idea Exchange in Philadelphia. The three-day event is scheduled for September 8-10 and offers a unique opportunity to gain insights into key issues facing the industry in the Mid-Atlantic region. Attendees will find networking and deal-making oppo [...]