Best City In America

Houston.  And it’s the best city in America for retail real estate.  It’s second to none.  Many factors go into a successful retail marketplace, including disposable income and growth among others.  Job creation leads to…

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The Amazon Advantage: Coming to an End?

It’s not often this Wolverine gives kudos to a Buckeye, but a research report recently completed by Ohio State University quantified what most of us have suspected for some time.  From the report:  Online retailers…

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The Weakling Sector

Former industry darling Coldwater Creek recently filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy and their stores will be liquidated.  Wet Seal recently announced they are phasing out their Arden B brand and closing 31 Wet Seal stores.  Other…

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Kierkegaard Was Right

The Danish philosopher from the 1800’s Soren Kierkegaard remarked: “Once you label me you negate me.”  The same thing can be said of malls and lifestyle centers. If we accept labels for our centers we…

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