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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: millennials, ICSC, Boston ICSC 2018, CRE, retail real estate, 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: ICSC RECon 2018, all blog posts, social media in retail real estate, personalization in retail, retail real estate, 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: all blog posts, Marketing Tips, Trello, organization, retail real estate, commercial real estate

The Big Facebook Update of 2018 and What You Need to Know

By Diana Perry on Wed, Jan 31, 2018 @ 17:01 PM

Now that it’s a new year, it’s time to check-in with our friend Zuckerberg and see what some of his resolutions are for 2018. There’s been article after article about Zuck wanting to overhaul Facebook’s algorithm which means big changes for you...

Topics: facebook, facebook for business, social media in real estate, Facebook 2018, retail real estate, facebook tips for business, social media in retail real estate, all blog posts, Marketing Tips

4 Retail Real Estate Predictions for 2018

By Diana Perry on Wed, Jan 03, 2018 @ 10:01 AM

Post the industry parties, Secret Santas and jingle bell jogs, it’s time to reflect and project CRE trends for 2018. How will our industry adapt to changing needs of the consumer? How are different generations shaping the shopping experience? What...

Topics: 2018, 2018 Predictions, Marketing predictions for 2018, CRE Predictions for 2018, Retail Real Estate Predictions for 2018, voice search marketing, personalization in retail, etsy pop-up shop, Marketing Tips, Marketing tips for retailers

How To Be Productive While Working at Home During a Snow Storm

By Diana Podaski on Mon, Mar 13, 2017 @ 17:03 PM

After reading a NECN headline that mentioned the upcoming storm is "potentially life threatening" I thought it would be the perfect time to write a blog on how to still be productive when working at home. Here are some tips:

Get up and take a...

Topics: how to be productive, working from home, How To, Leasing Resources

Commercial Real Estate Comics

By Diana Podaski on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 @ 13:02 PM

We try to find humor in our daily challenges, our annoyances or just things that we find funny in our daily lives in the retail real estate industry. We try not to take ourselves too seriously. If we generate more smiles than groans, cringes, head...

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Common Commercial Real Estate Terms

By Diana Podaski on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 @ 13:02 PM

There are many shopping center and commercial real estate terms and acronyms to be aware of but here is a common list to get you started. The list is broken up by 5 main departments in the industry/Commercial Real Estate: Leasing, Development,...

Topics: Leasing Resources

How Much Space You Should Lease For Your Retail Business

By Bill Beckeman on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 @ 10:10 AM

I would say that you need exactly 1,850 sq. ft., 2,307 sq.ft. or 4,202 sq.ft.  OK, you’re on to me – those are the actual measurements of spaces we are currently seeking to lease in our portfolio.  But seriously, how do you decide how much space you...

Topics: retail real estate, commercial real estate, independent retailer, selecting retail space, Resources For Retailers, Leasing Tips, store sizes, retail store sizes, space requirements, sf needed for retail store, store dimensions, average store size for convenience store, average store size for coffee shop, average store size for pizza shop, average store size for mexican restaurant, average store size for burger restaurant, average store size for yogurt store, average store size for ice cream store, average store size for dry cleaner, average store size of nail salon, average store size for fitness services