Tag Archive for retail sector

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:…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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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: Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties Larry Silverstein, the Brooklyn-born real estate developer and…

Are You Brand Aware?

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Let’s talk about brands. Specifically, how does branding relate to the commercial real estate world? Back in March, an article on Entrepreneur.com ranked the Top 120 Most Trusted Brands, based on feedback from its readers. The results were a combination of…

A New Chapter for Barnes & Noble?

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The good news is, Americans read books. They may not be reading the most intellectually stimulating books, nor the most useful books, but at least they’re reading. What’s the bad news? The answer to that depends on who you are and…

The Mensches & Schlemiel of the Week

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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. Mensches of the Week: The Winners of PREC’s 2014 Mid-Atlantic Real Estate White Paper Competition! If…

Top 10 U.S. Retail Markets by Transaction Volume

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Here’s another Top 10 list based on data published by Integra Realty Resources in its Viewpoint 2014 article. As always, thanks to data/consulting service IRR for the excellent research. Here are the Top 10 U.S. Retail Markets according to 2013 Deal Volume: 10. Boston 9. DC Metro…