Retail

Retail: A Generational Breakdown

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Millennials: it’s certainly one of the buzziest of the recent buzz words to infiltrate the business world’s discourse. While the term is certainly overused (which is sort of how it goes with buzz words), and somewhat nebulously defined and/or understood, millennialism,…

Target… Missed

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We begin the year, as always, with a lot of news related to the retail real estate sector. This, of course, is because of the post-holiday revenue data that comes flooding in soon after Christmas or New Year’s day. Retail…

No Longer Keeping Up with the Kids

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Every January brings a mixture of bad news and good news for the retail real estate sector (well, during 2009 I’m pretty sure it was all bad news…). Retailers’ and analysts’ data begins pouring in soon after Christmas or New…

The Retail Cure

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Healthcare real estate comes in many forms. One of the most exciting and vibrant branches of the healthcare property sector is not based on hospital campuses or office parks at all, but rather in your local shopping center. I’m speaking,…

Outliers

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We talk a lot about top-tier and large second tier cities here on the Llenrock Blog, and for good reason: in such markets, there’s a lot going on–in terms of development, investment, refinancing, etc.–just about year round. So we talk…

The Lampert Report

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No one is reveling in Sears Holdings’ (NASDAQ: SHLD) decline, but no one is especially surprised. Thanks to many years of complacency, missteps, and waste, the venerable retail brand has remained in a decades-long descent that looks all but terminal.…

Spin Doctors

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It seems one of the most prominent trends in the business world is that of consolidation. Over recent decades, we have seen car companies absorb other car manufacturers, tech companies like Facebook have absorbed smaller start-ups like Instagram, and even…

Sears Gets Creative

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I suppose one of the most essential traits of any business leader–whether s/he is involved in an entrepreneurial venture or simply trying to keep a corporation afloat–is creativity. Sure, you have to be good with numbers, you have to be pragmatic,…

Next Moves

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Amazon.com, one of the great success stories of the late-90s tech boom and an e-commerce juggernaut of the last decade or so, rarely shies away from surprising investors, customers, and the media alike. While Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is no longer…