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Father's Day Gift Ideas 2020

By Diana Perry on Thu, Jun 11, 2020 @ 09:06 AM

Father's Day is quickly approaching on Sunday, June 21st. Though we may not be able to celebrate like years past, you can still show Dad you care. We've gathered gift ideas from some of our tenants below. Happy Father's Day to all the dads out...

Topics: retail real estate, marketing in CRE, CRE, gift ideas, Father's day

Mother's Day Gift Ideas 2020

By Diana Perry on Mon, May 04, 2020 @ 18:05 PM

Mother’s Day celebrations may look a little different this year, but there are still some great ways to honor mom in the traditional way. Here are some gift ideas from our tenants for moms and mother figures from all walks of life. Show them how...

Topics: retail real estate, marketing in CRE, CRE, mothers day, gift ideas

Top 10 Retail Real Estate Instagram Accounts to Follow & Why

By Diana Perry on Tue, Mar 26, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

I recently did a search for the top Instagram accounts to follow in Boston. I found photos of historical landmarks, mouthwatering food shots, long exposure photos, the most creative cocktails, city views and of course, puppies. I got to thinking...

Topics: Marketing Tips, retail real estate, marketing in CRE, CRE, Diana Perry, instagram, CRE instagram, retail real estate Instagrams to follow, Top 10 Instagram accounts to follow

3 Predictions for Retail 2019: The good, the loud, and the mutually beneficial

By Diana Perry on Tue, Jan 15, 2019 @ 10:01 AM

Now that we’ve seen the ball drop, I'd like to make some predictions for this year. The last two years have been…well, an educational experience but again, a very exciting time for our industry as we watched new brands become discovered, more social...

Topics: Marketing tips for retailers, Marketing Tips, retail real estate, millennials, CRE, clicks to bricks, 2019 Retail Predictions, 2019 Trends, 2019 Retail Real Estate, Commercial real estate predictions, Diana Perry, retailers with a mission, millennial baby boom, B&M, bricks and mortar retail

ICSC New York Deal Making Summary 2018

By Diana Perry on Tue, Dec 11, 2018 @ 17:12 PM

Something’s Gotta Give – PermittingThe show was largely focused on digital native brands entering the brick & mortar space, something we’ve all been wanting to learn more about...and frankly, network with. In one session title, Brand Collection –...

Topics: ICSC, retail real estate, millennials, CRE, #ICSCNYDM, blockchain, ICSC New York Deal Making 2018 Summary, NY ICSC Recap, digital brands, digital vertical brands, boutique fitness

Our Industry isn't Bewitched! New Concepts and Retailers Hitting Brick & Mortar

By Diana Perry on Wed, Oct 31, 2018 @ 11:10 AM

Many are at a loss around recent large department store closings (aka Sears) but in my experience it’s mostly just consumers thinking our industry is a-fright. However, those of us that are living and breathing CRE on a daily basis know it’s...

Topics: CRE, brick and mortar, Huckberry, ThredUP, Camp Buzzfeed store, clicks to bricks, new retailers, Modern Nomad

Boston ICSC New England Conference & Deal Making Summary 2018

By Diana Perry on Tue, Jul 24, 2018 @ 12:07 PM

As we flip-flop between the Boston Convention Center in the Seaport and The Hynes in the Back Bay for another Boston ICSC New England Conference and Deal Making show, one thing was clear – things they are a changin’. From session, Women in Real...

Topics: ICSC, retail real estate, millennials, Boston ICSC 2018, CRE, grocery trends, women in real estate

Make Way for Distinctiveness – ICSC RECon Wrap Up 2018

By Diana Perry on Mon, Jul 02, 2018 @ 10:07 AM

Though ICSC RECon feels like ages ago and our suitcases are now stored, our feet finally heeled, it’s important to reflect on the show and look for key take-aways. It’s clear that our industry is changing and that’s not surprising but what is...

Topics: retail real estate, personalization in retail, social media in retail real estate, all blog posts, ICSC RECon 2018, ICSC RECon 2018 summary, millennials

Erasing the line between clicks and bricks – What to expect at ICSC RECon 2018

By Diana Perry on Tue, May 08, 2018 @ 11:05 AM

As we pull out our suitcases and pack them with comfy shoes (yet far more uncomfortable ones), a handful of chargers, our favorite neck pillow, suits, sunnies and our squished-face badge we are almost ready for the world’s largest global CRE...

Topics: ICSC RECon, ICSC RECon 2018

My Secret Spring Cleaning Tool at the Office - Say Hello to Trello

By Diana Perry on Mon, Apr 09, 2018 @ 12:04 PM

Though we’ve had snow storm after snow storm lately, spring is on all of our minds and with spring comes rejuvenation which also mean, spring cleaning! No, I’m not talking about cleaning the dust bunnies out from under the bed or finding those...

Topics: commercial real estate, Marketing Tips, retail real estate, all blog posts, organization, Trello