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Pop-Ups are Bringing Excitement to Brick and Mortar Retailing

No Longer Just a Retail Trend, but a Way to Build Traffic and Brands They began popping up in the bleak days of the last recession when shopping was dormant and retail vacancy rates reached 13 percent. Their focus was typically seasonal and their leases were temporary but they helped many a retail property manager survive the downturn. But th [...]

Twelve Trends Will Shape The Year in Retail

Ahead: Smaller Stores, Personalization, Experience, and Tech Everywhere Last month – January – is always “Predictions Month,” with pundits in every industry scanning the horizon for what’s ahead. We’ve reviewed most of the 2017 retail and retail real estate outlooks and wanted to share what we think is the best of the bunch. The comprehensive [...]

Back-to-School Retail Season Looks Like Something to Celebrate

Fastest Rate of Growth in Four Years Was Driven by Electronics and Discounters Early numbers are in for the 2016 BTS shopping season and retailers have something to cheer about. Though August retail numbers slipped a bit (down 0.3 percent), BTS sales were strong. Retail trend watchers and managers of retail real estate alike can’t help but b [...]

Levin Mid-Year Survey Yields Strongest YTD Sales Report in Poll’s History

Influential Retail Real Estate Trends Include Technology and E-Commerce The results of our mid-year Retail Sentiment Survey are in and the news is good, with our tenants reporting strong year-to-date performance. They’re optimistic about the months ahead and are continuing to leverage technology to stay competitive in the e-commerce-influence [...]

Re-inventing Retail: It’s Not Just for the Big Guys

Re-inventing Retail: It’s Not Just for the Big Guys Smaller Stores are Joining the Latest Retail Real Estate Trend By Melissa Sievwright – VP, Marketing In a previous post we shared some of the latest developments in the re-invention of retail – a chapter of our industry’s history that is being written right now. But in case you thought [...]

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 [...]