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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: Vail Resorts, Inc. Last Tuesday, our Schlemiel of the Week was…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for September 6-12: Retail Sales Increase in U.S. by Most in Four Months: The U.S. retail sector ends the summer on a high note as the nation’s consumer sentiment index reaches an impressive high. RadioShack Warns of…

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: Police Chief J. Scott Thomson Camden, NJ Today I am thrilled…

Hitting the Books? Hit the Stores

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This past week, we saw college students return to school for their fall semester, and following this long holiday weekend, we will see kids and teenagers return to school as well (if they haven’t already). According to data from the…

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: Michael Depatie, CEO, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants I’m a big fan of…

Retailtainment: Pop-Ups and Concept Stores

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Retail drives other retail, which means vacant store fronts are a significant liability for both landlords and their tenants. Outside of key retail hubs like Manhattan and certain regional shopping malls, retail vacancies are a major problem, even years after…

Life in the Amazon

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Forbes recently published a ranking of the Biggest Retailers of 2014, based on some nebulous criteria (revenue? store count? annual growth?) I don’t understand. I share this list below because it sort of relates to today’s discussion: 10. Richemont (Swiss:…