Category: Retail

Beauty Brands Give Brick-And-Mortar a Makeover

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Brick-and-Mortar is putting on a fresh face, literally. Yeah, we’ve been hearing about companies like Macy’s and Wal-Mart shutting down a handful of locations this past year  and Sears/Kmart suffering a net loss of $8 billion since 2010 due to none other…

Why Pop-Up Shops aren’t Just a Trend

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It’s funny how the overall needs of urban communities translate throughout most sectors of commercial real estate. Just think of the current needs of people today! We place a high level of value on characteristics like walkability (urban) and want…

Reefer Madness Has Private Equity Investors Seeing Green

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Cannabis. Marijuana. Weed. Dope. Whatever you call it, Private Equity investors are looking to make a profit from it. It’s been a hot topic over more recent years and 23 states have laws legalizing marijuana in some form, whether for strictly…

Millennial Motive & Commercial Real Estate Trends

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I hate generalizations about entire generations of people, especially coming from someone outside of that group. In fact, I hate generalizations in general. However, I will say that we, Millennials, are quite an interesting, diverse and powerful group to study: 25% of…

Now Trending in Urban Retail CRE

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Last week, Llenrock sponsored the Cornell Real Estate Council Philadelphia Panel, a gathering of alumni and members within the commercial real estate industry. The luncheon and panel was lively and insightful all thanks to the topic of the day: urban…

Tim Hortons vs. Dunkin’ Donuts: A Clash of the Titans

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Today we’re talking about doughnuts and coffee and their impact on commercial real estate. As you are no doubt aware, doughnuts and coffee are the two greatest things in the entire world. As such, this segment of the quick-service restaurant…

Brick and Mortar Retail: Nothing Normal About the New Normal

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The evolution of real estate is a constant process. As new advances in technology, demographic and cultural shifts, and activity from outside commercial sectors dictate new or different uses for commercial property, we see more and more changes in real…

Mmmm… Tofurkey

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Today’s Llenrock Blog Thanksgiving Day Blog Post Is Brought To You By… Tofurkey! “Tofurkey: America’s Favorite Texturized Meat Analogue for 30 Years” Yes, Tofurkey. It’s what the pilgrims would have wanted. In addition to sharing a picture of what I’m having for…

World’s Biggest Drug Deal

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The big news from the retail space last week was Walgreens‘ (NASDAQ: WBA) announced intention of acquiring its competitor, Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD), in a cash and debt deal valued at $17.2 billion. In what will surely be remembered as one of the…