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Shopping Centers: Not What They Used to Be (But That’s Not a Bad Thing)

Tale of Survival and Adaptation Unfolding for Retail Tenants and Properties Your neighborhood shopping center isn’t what it used to be. While some say the Great Recession and the e-commerce phenomenon impacted the bricks-and-mortar landscape in a negative way, in reality, we are seeing an interesting – and encouraging – tale of endurance and [...]

Levin Retail Sentiment Survey Reflects Positive Outlook on 2016

Lower Gas Prices, Job Growth, and the Housing Market Will Bolster Sales this Year Store managers in our 95-property, 13 million-square-foot portfolio told us they feel good about the year ahead during our annual January Retail Sentiment Survey. This is particularly good news considering that the poll was conducted at the outset of the current [...]

Our Annual Pre-Holiday Survey Reflects Retailer Optimism

Strong Sales, Positive Expectations, and High-Tech Marketing Plans Point to a Happy Ending for 2015 Retailers in our 95-property, 13 million-square-foot leasing and management portfolio are heading into the holiday shopping season confident and optimistic. They responded to our annual Pre-Holiday Retail Sentiment Survey with strongly positive [...]

A&P Bankruptcy Opens a New Era in Retail Real Estate

New Opportunities Ahead for Shopping Centers in Northeast U.S. We recently saw the end of a long chapter in American retailing when the parent of the iconic A&P brand filed for Chapter 11. This is the second time in five years that the quaintly named Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (now a division of Montvale-Para Holdings) has e [...]

Hot Retail Real Estate Market Spawns Construction Boom

Flight to Quality is Seen in Major Retail Corridors in the Northeast Heading into the heart of 2015, the Northeast retail real estate market looks robust. Tenants wanting to establish or expand their footprint here have turned aggressive in leasing, absorbing much of the prime retail space. What remains is commanding higher prices. The result [...]

Our Annual Pre-Holiday Poll Shows Rapid Adoption and Adaptation of Technology by Retailers

Technology innovations, once seen as a fad and then a threat, are now an integral part of retailing. As tech continues to transform our industry, it appears that bricks-and-mortar stores are leveraging the benefits of online and mobile platforms, while adapting to the new consumer landscape. Our annual pre-holiday Retail Sentiment Survey of s [...]