JLL Retail President and CEO Greg Maloney Appointed to ICSC Board of Trustees

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Maloney, Greg.jpgJLL today announced its Retail President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Maloney, CRX, CSM, has been appointed to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Board of Trustees. Maloney brings 35 years of industry knowledge to ICSC’s Board of Trustees and hails from an impressive background covering the full spectrum of retail real estate. In his new role as a trustee, he and the board… Read More

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Making the Grade in Retail: The Cities Expected to Outperform the Competition

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The 2015 school year is wrapping up and JLL is grading the growth trajectory of the top 16 U.S. retail
Markets2real estate markets. More than half of the cities scored an “A” grade, indicating an expected four to five percent increase in growth through 2017. Phoenix in particular is taking its namesake to heart, rising to claim the best overall grade, according to JLL’s Retail Market… Read More

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Retail Investors Seek Divergent Strategies in 2015

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Investors heading to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) conference in Las Vegas CMGtoday face two divergent roads of retail commercial real estate opportunities: safe and sound or risky but rewarding. Retail property buyers are lured by steady and consistent returns found in grocery-anchored strip centers, urban high-street storefronts and trophy A malls. However, a tightened supply pipeline is pushing investors to move out on… Read More

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JLL Taps Into Disruptive Technology, Brings Experiential Marketing to RECon

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In the wake of new technology advancements and increased consumer demand for a seamless, omnichannel shopping experience, the retail real estate industry must adapt or be left behind. Today at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) conference in Las Vegas, JLL reveals its fully renovated booth space (C1001-10th Avenue in the Central Leasing Hall), designed to showcase technology’s impact on the retail industry and  introduce retailers to solutions that impact consumers. JLL has… Read More

5 Reasons to Redevelop Your Retail Center Now

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Redevelop Now1. GO BIG OR GO HOME: Tired and stagnant shopping centers are quickly losing market share, but a slim construction pipeline makes now a prime opportunity for owners to renovate their existing space. Retail real estate owners need to create a unique, exciting and convenient shopping experience to not just attract, but retain their customers. A redevelopment can increase the competitiveness of your shopping center,… Read More

5 Reasons U.S. Owners Should Partner With International Capital

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International Capital1. GROW WITH GLOBAL DOLLARS: By partnering with an international capital source, a U.S.-based owner can efficiently monetize a portion of their real estate holdings without undertaking a sale.  Raising cash to fund acquisitions or exchanging a position in a new partner’s holdings are two great ways to grow the portfolio, leverage an existing operating platform, access new markets and diversify risk.

2. DEEP POCKETS: International… Read More

5 U.S. Markets to Put on Your Watch List for 2015

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markets1. Mile High City’s Retail Driven by High Income Growth: A highly-educated, high-income population will drive the retail sector’s continued growth in Denver.  Its economic fundamentals are strong – higher than the national average – and its high rent growth and moderate construction are anticipated to keep the retail real estate market in check. Lower oil prices will likely have a net positive impact on Denver’s economy,… Read More

5 Things to Know About Omni-channel Distribution

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OmniChannel1. COST VERSUS CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE: As retailers compete on customer experience throughout the omni-channel supply chain process, the type of real estate and where it is located is playing a major role.  In fact, according to JLL research, seven out of 10 retailers are still shaping their omni-channel product offering and customer service commitments. Meanwhile, Boston Consulting Group data shows that only nine percent of consumers… Read More

5 Tips for Rebranding Success

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Customers Coming back1. FAIL TO PLAN = PLAN TO FAIL: For those companies embracing a rebranding effort, there’s no room for mistakes. On average, organizations refresh their corporate brands once every seven to ten years. Not only does rebranding require a lot of time, money and resources, but the company’s reputation is also at stake. Brand implementation is all about building one over-arching strategy-based plan, setting… Read More

5 Ways Retailers Can Avoid the Pitfalls of Expanding Abroad

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1. CROSS BORDERS, CAREFULLY: An expansion outside the relative comfort zone of the United States takes a great deal of study, patience and planning. Most foreign retailers that expand into the U.S. spend 12-24 months on research and due diligence before they even consider possible sites for their stores. U.S. retailers who want to cross borders would be wise to adopt a similar strategy. Don’t rush the… Read More