Tag Archive for retail sector

Slim Store, Hefty Returns

slim store fat returns

A few months ago we published a list of the Top 9 Retailers according to their annual sales per square foot, which was originally posted on RetailSales and USA Today’s website. The list includes some names you would typically associate…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

Aerial_view_of_Wood_Island,_East_Boston

Week in Review for March 8-14: Senators Outline Plan to Phase Out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: The bipartisan plan would drastically change the United States’ housing capital markets, ultimately putting an end to the two GSEs and establishing a…

John Mackey Takes Over the World

320px-Whole_Foods_Market_exterior,_1010_Park_Place,_San_Mateo_1

Throughout history, various people have tried to take over the world: Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Napoleon, Brain from Pinky and the Brain… the list goes on. Nowadays, world domination is less a matter of military campaigns (recent events in…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

225px-Britain_Builds_Light_Cars-_the_British_Automobile_Industry,_UK,_1945_D26138

Mensch:  Noun, informal. 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: Walmart If you’re surprised to see retail giant Walmart (NYSE: WMT) is…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

carl berg mission west

Mensch of the Week: Carl Berg, Silicon Valley Investor Today, billionaire investor Carl Berg is probably better known as a venture capitalist, but he built his fortune and reputation as one of America’s great real estate investors. Mr. Berg has…