Tag Archive for Retail

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: Edith Macefield (1921-2008) Today’s choice for Mensch of the Week is…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for March 28-April 3: Blackstone Is Said to Raise $14.5 Billion for Real Estate Fund: The alternative-asset investment giant  breaks its own real estate fundraising record, set previously by its Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII fund, which…

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,…

Thanks For Sharing: The Co-Working Boom Continues

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Here’s how Wikipedia defines co-working: Coworking is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization.[1] Typically…

Move Over, John Mackey

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If you’re working with retail real estate, particularly community shopping centers and power centers, you may be a little bit nervous. It’s no secret that many large retail chains are paring down their location count, exploring smaller-concept stores in high-density…

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: Lee Bird, At Home Every industry faces a downturn at one point…

Retail: A Generational Breakdown

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Millennials: it’s certainly one of the buzziest of the recent buzz words to infiltrate the business world’s discourse. While the term is certainly overused (which is sort of how it goes with buzz words), and somewhat nebulously defined and/or understood, millennialism,…

No Longer Keeping Up with the Kids

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Every January brings a mixture of bad news and good news for the retail real estate sector (well, during 2009 I’m pretty sure it was all bad news…). Retailers’ and analysts’ data begins pouring in soon after Christmas or New…