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Levin Retail Tenants Report Positive Seasonal Outlook, Robust Hiring Plans

Our Annual Pre-Holiday Survey Confirms Digital Marketing Momentum Results of Levin Management Corporation’s (LMC’s) annual Pre-Holiday Survey of our retail tenants are in and the news is more than good, with respondents reporting robust hiring plans and continued digital marketing momentum. The poll of tenants within our 95-property, 13 milli [...]

Fasten Your Seatbelts: Generation Z is Ready to Shop

Retail Trend Sees History’s Most Demanding Consumers on the Horizon There’s no rest for the retailer. Just when you thought you’d mastered Millennial marketing, along comes a new wave of consumers you’ve got to figure out. Dubbed Generation Z and 70 million strong, this rising demographic will represent 25 percent of the US population by 2020 [...]

Retail Trend: Fashion Shifts from Exclusive to Inclusive

Social Media, Population Diversity and Movements Like Body Positive Are Driving Changes in Women’s Wear From the catwalk to the pages of glossy magazines to malls across America, inclusive fashion is making a statement. The 2004 Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, celebrating women of all looks and sizes, launched a trend that now includes not jus [...]

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 [...]

RECon 2015 Takeaway: Retail Real Estate is on the Rise Again

Keen Appetites for Value-Added Investment Set the Tone for Annual Las Vegas Gathering With 35,000-plus attendees thronging last months ICSC RECon event in Las Vegas, it seems safe to say that commercial retail real estate is roaring back from the Great Recession in a big way. Its not just the number of attendees that impressed us but the amou [...]