Tag: retail sector

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…

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,…

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: Doug Frye, Global President and CEO | Colliers International A recent…

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: Art Coppola, Chairman & CEO, Macerich As industry analysts have pointed…

The Staples/Office Depot Merger: Some Considerations

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Let’s discuss activist hedge fund Starboard Value. The investor has proven extremely influential in the corporate world for its ability to organize shareholders and influence the directions of major companies. I’m speaking in particular of Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI), where…