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Cincinnati – the Center of Retail Development in America?

Posted in Retail Industry Issues
I just attended a CREW presentation which was entitled “New Retail Trends and Addressing Consumer Demands.” However, the presentation was actually about three high profile retail projects all located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and, it included three high profile developers, at least one of whom (depending upon who you asked) is also extremely talented. Mark Fallon… Continue Reading

Bringing the Downtown Shopping Experience to the Exurbs

Posted in Retail Industry Issues
I recently attended our client’s, Steiner + Associates, grand-opening ceremony for Liberty Center, a $350 million mixed-use development featuring, shopping, dining, luxury residential apartments, offices, a state-of-the-art movie theater and a new to market AC Hotel by Marriott located in the middle of the growing Cincinnati-Dayton metroplex along Interstate 75. As I toured Liberty Center,… Continue Reading

It’s the Law

Posted in Leasing Issues
I have been told this is a Real Estate Law Blog and that it might be time to blog about real estate law for a change. I know wine and grilled cheese donuts may be more interesting, so bear with me while I transgress. I just attended and spoke at the International Council of Shopping… Continue Reading

Grocery Store Anchored Strip Centers

Posted in Retail Industry Issues
A recent article in REJournals.com noted that the grocery store anchored strip center remains a strong performing retail category. In all geographic markets, there is an over abundance of retail space. There are several reasons for the excess space:             1)  Developers overbuilt with the availability of easy financing.               2)  The economy has forced… Continue Reading

Are We There Yet?

Posted in Development Issues, Leasing Issues
            The ubiquitous refrain at any gathering of commercial real estate professionals in the past 24 months can be summed up in a few short questions: Are you busy? Who is lending? No, seriously, who is lending? And — of course — when will this end?             As 2011 kicks into gear the refrain is the same but our… Continue Reading

Retail Developer, Investor, Lender and Retailer Must Read

Posted in Finance Issues, Leasing Issues, Retail Industry Issues
In October, 2009 Morgan Stanley published its Mall and Lifestyle Center Handbook.  (Special thanks to Stephen Baumgarten, Senior Vice President Wealth Advisor Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Beachwood, Ohio for sharing the handbook with us).  The handbook is a must read for all retail developers, lenders, investors and retailers to understand the market forces impacting shopping center development and investment.   The… Continue Reading
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