Tag: retail sector

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Year!

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Mensch: Noun. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person. Schlemiel:  Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail. A loser. It has been quite the year. 2015 has been full of mergers, acquisitions, interesting CRE…

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…

National Spotlight: Walmart Announces New Small-Footprint Stores in St. Louis

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National Spotlight: Walmart Announces New Small-Footprint Stores in St. Louis Projects: Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announces plans to open two small-concept stores in Prince Charles County, west of St. Louis, MO. The properties will be called “Neighborhood Market Stores,” and will be positioned to…

Great Concept, Awful Name: Notes on “Ethnic” Retail

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I cringe when I read the term “ethnic” as a catch-all for people who aren’t white. I’m no patron of political correctness, but in 2015, a time when America’s discussion of race is as important as ever, a time when…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for April 18-24: Sears Names Schall CEO of Real Estate Investment Trust: Benjamin Schall, formerly of Rouse Properties and Vornado Realty Trust, is tapped to lead Sears Holdings’ (NASDAQ: SHLD) newly formed Seritage Growth Properties, a REIT…

Top 10 U.S. Markets for Retail Real Estate Investment

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Today we’re exploring the top markets for retail real estate investment in the U.S. Along with each ranked market, I want to include the most recent cap rate data I could find for quality assets in the retail space. From…

Top Five Global Investors in U.S. Retail

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We’ve already discussed international investment in America’s office, industrial, multifamily, and hotel real estate. Now it’s time to round out this discussion by drawing once more from ULI/PwC’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015, which discusses international capital flows by asset…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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Mensch: Noun. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person. Schlemiel:  Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail. A loser. Mensch of the Week: Volvo Globalization is a funny thing. The more “global” a company becomes,…