Tag Archive for Retail

All Hail the King

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With approximately 4,500 locations throughout the world, Canadian breakfast staple Tim Hortons (NYSE: THI) is the second-largest coffee shop chain, behind international gourmet coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and ahead of Dunkin’ Donuts (NYSE: DNKN), which has a “measly” 3,000+ locations…

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…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for June 7-13: World Cup Fever and Football-themed Hotels: HotelNewsNow looks at the impact of the World Cup on Brazil‘s lodging sector. DDR Partners with Blackstone in $1.98B ARCP Portfolio Purchase: The joint venture acquires a portfolio of…

REITs & Social Media

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I don’t consider myself an expert on social media. I don’t use enough buzzwords (“omnichannel”, “social capital,” etc.) to be an expert. Still, as you know, I work in the field, and am constantly considering ways in which I can…

“Downstream” Real Estate

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What are the most stable real estate asset classes? Many of you are probably guessing multifamily is one of the most stable, and that’s probably true. Healthcare and senior living are other contenders, since people will continue to get old…

Crustaceans & Capital

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In the past week, one of the biggest stories from the business world has been the massive restaurant sale okay’d by Orlando-based restaurant operator Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI). In case you’ve been living in a shell at the bottom of…

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: Bill Procida, Procida Funding & Advisors Philadelphia is home to many…