U.S. retailers and their landlords are embracing the pop-up phenomenon in different ways to meet specific goals, speakers said at the ULI Spring Meeting in Philadelphia.Read More
It could be a bumpy first half of the year for retail real estate: Despite continued improvement in key fundamentals and a strengthening U.S. economy, the retail sector is bracing for a bigger shake-out in store closures in the next few months.
Grocery-anchored shopping centers have long been a highly desirable investment due principally to the nondiscretionary nature of purchases made there by consumers. But changes in grocery formats and shoppers’ habits could shake up the way space is used.
In Rotterdam, a fast-food tenant replaces an obstructive kiosk in a prominent location with a simple glass box that draws people—and sunlight—in.
A planner and an architect develop an international marketplace on a commercial strip in the middle-city area of Boise, Idaho.
Though they pose unique development challenges, authentic, locally focused food vendors create unique experiences.
An unloved, enclosed downtown shopping mall is being opened up to create a “Rockefeller Center” for Los Angeles. The centerpiece of the project is an upscale 400,000-square-foot (37,000 sq m) outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment district.
Not long ago, it seemed as if e-commerce would make brick-and-mortar retail as obsolete as rotary telephones. Instead, catalog and web retailer L.L.Bean is leading a wave of businesses that are building physical storefronts to drive their online trade.
Healthy Retail SF is a program designed to help retailers in high-poverty neighborhoods in the Bay Area transform their markets into places that offer a variety of affordable and healthy food options.
Take a location with some history, add the right look—and seek the right mix of merchants—to create a retail site that people will want to experience.