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Fast Casual Eateries are Giving Retail Real Estate a Healthy Boost

Retail Trend: Scramble for Small Restaurant Space Creates a Landlord’s Market Millennial diners want their quinoa bowls in a hurry and that’s good news for retail real estate companies. Fast casual restaurants – the popular source of healthy, affordable fare – are hungry for 1,500 to 3,000 square foot spaces in shopping venues nationwide. The [...]

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 [...]

A Facelift Can Put Bricks And Mortars Ahead of The Game

Retailers May Be Neglecting Their Strongest Competitive Advantage Digital technology has transformed our industry – some might say disrupted it – along with just about everything else in contemporary life. Retailers, over the last few years, have risen to the challenge of their online competitors with major investments in omnichannel. But hav [...]

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Bodes Well For Holiday Sales

NRF Projects Rise of 3.7 Percent over 2014; All Eyes on Black Friday According to a recent NPD Group survey of 3,600 adults, U.S. shoppers are looking forward to the winter holidays this year. Eager to catch a break from “what’s going in the world” and wanting “to give to the less fortunate” are the main reasons given for the positive sentime [...]

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 [...]

What’s Up for Retail in 2015: Watching the Trend Watchers

From OmniChannel Marketing to Augmented Reality, Predictions Abound We have spent the month of January mulling over the predictions churned out in blogs, newsletters and the trade press regarding what the retail industry, and those of us in retail real estate, can expect to see over the next 12 months. For some of these, no crystal ball is ne [...]

Will Falling Gas Prices Pump New Life Into Retail Sales?

Retail Trend Watchers Predict Upcoming Surge in Consumer Spending Across the U.S., drivers are doing the happy dance at the gas pump. And they’ve got cause for celebration. Between September 25, 2014 and January 5, 2015, the average price of gas fell every single day, dropping nearly a full dollar from July levels and delivering a reported to [...]

Blink Fitness Opens at Clifton Plaza in Clifton, N.J.

Retail Real Estate Trend Predicted Earlier This Year Is Materializing Fast Blink Fitness recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest New Jersey location at our Levin-managed Clifton Plaza in Clifton. The affordable fitness chain occupies 15,000 square feet of newly constructed retail space at the 80,000-square-foot shopping center. Fi [...]

When Going Backward is Going Forward

Clicks-to-Mortar Continues as a Retail Real Estate Trend When Bonobos’ founder Andy Dunn launched his online menswear business in 2007, he pronounced bricks-and-mortar stores officially dead. Within five years of predicting that retail real estate trend, Bonobos was offline as well as online with a unique take on bricks-and-mortar – Guidesho [...]

Supermarkets Are Strong Anchors For Today’s Shopping Centers

Retailers that serve the everyday needs of consumers, such as grocery stores, always have been reliable drivers of shopping center traffic, and the recent recession underscored their value as tenants. Now, as the economic environment grows more robust, this retail real estate trend continues, with well-located, grocery-anchored shopping cent [...]