Shopping Centers Today August 2015

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Prime time for pad sites

Outparcels are outliers no longer. Once a fringe niche in the retail leasing and investment world, these pad sites on the outskirts of shopping centers are getting snapped up at a record pace.

— SCT August 2015
Culinary kiosks spice up the common area — SCT August 2015
Economies of scale lead more landlords to tie the knot — SCT August 2015

The Common Area


A brick-and-mortar retail store will play a part in 83 percent of all U.S. back-to-school purchases this year, according to an ICSC survey of 1,000 consumers. 

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News Makers


CEO Jodie Mclean is the architect of landlord Edens’ neighborhood focus.  “What makes a great retail experience is the intimate connection it conjures with the consumer,” she said.

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Retailing Today


More brands are entering the mall via vending machines.So-called automated retail is catching on in part because this can be a strategic way for landlords to meet the needs of their on-the-go shoppers.

— SCT August 2015
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The Bottom Line


The value of the globe’s commercial real estate hit a record $13.6 trillion last year, according to DTZ research. 

— SCT August 2015
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Center Stage


Las Vegas' flashy new Grand Bazaar Shops taps a decling appetite for gambling.

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On the Ground


Though development will not be significant in Orlando this year, what is coming online will change the average-asking-rate equation.

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