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The Common Area - Specialty Leasing

March 05 2020

Retail landlords are in search of creative ways to fill vacant stores with non traditional pop up tenants.

Some National chains want leases to exclude Internet sales

March 02 2020

Karl Thompson sees a lot of retail leases.He is head of the transactions group at the St. Petersburg Fla-based CRE Models, and as such, he and his team of analysts pore through thousands of pages

how do you measure physical store performance in an omni-channel age?

November 13 2019

Consensus is growing in the shopping center industry, experts say, about two key realities of the omni-channel age: The first is that sales per square foot no longer measures the full value of all stores and malls; the second is that retailers...

Redeeming downtown

October 10 2019

Historical preservation, adaptive reuse initiate rebirth of older architectural assets.

A Classic Challenge

August 01 2019

A little known legal tool made possible the restoration of Columbia, SC historic Arcade Mall. The Arcade Mall had fascinated developer Ron Swinson for years. The two-story, L-shaped edifice, which The Equitable Real Estate Co. built in 1912 ...


June 01 2019

My first job out of college carried the title 'market research analyst'. Similar to most entry-level jobs, I completed a variety of entry-level tasks, such as labeling aerials, calling local planning departments to determine how many houses ...

Opportunity Zone vs 1031 Exchange

April 01 2019

While the Tax benefits in Section 1031 exchanges in commercial real estate are well known to most real estate professionals, the new qualified opportunity zone program now offers another approach to deferring or eliminating taxable gain