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Retail Occupancies Rival Premier East Bay Districts

The retail market is built on a mixture of both national retailers and local artisanal businesses. Oakland offers a blend of existing centers and new developments comprised of multiple shopping and dining districts that provide consumers with a broad shopping experience. The retail landscape here is home to some of the Bay Area’s elite restaurants, […]

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Developers Bet On Entertainment

Recognizing that today’s retail environment stresses experience over shopping, developers of mixed-use communities in Texas are more frequently signing entertainment-oriented tenants to spaces that traditionally would have been reserved for department stores and inline soft goods retailers. Developers pursue different types of entertainment tenants, depending on the projects, their locations and their audience. All of the […]

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Stores Closing are Just Doors Opening to a New Age in Retail

By David Cheatham Every year after the holidays the same topics seem to dominate media coverage of the retail industry. The numbers are in, who’s closing stores? Who’s going out of business? Who are this year’s casualties in the great Clicks vs. Bricks War? This focus on post-holiday attrition is part of a larger conversation […]

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Real Estate Chiefs Assess Lay of the Land in 2017

The winds are turbulent in physical retail, and gusting in from several directions. Department store anchors in place for decades are closing shop. The sons and daughters of the suburbs are fleeing to cities or, if not, are demanding more cosmopolitan experiences at traditional malls. Online sellers, though still accounting for less than 10% of […]

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