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5 Effective Hacks for Targeting Retailers to Fill Spaces

Paying attention to trends and being open to change can help any entrepreneur stay ahead of the game. For leasing agents, this means paying attention to the billions of active participants in social media as well as up-and-coming research tools that can save you time and money while targeting retailers. Here are 5 ways to hack the retailer search and find the right fit without a traditional broker.  

Expanding Retailers to Bring to Your Shopping Center

With cold months behind us and COVID cases on the decline, we are entering into a new season: a season of hope. Retailers are reflecting that hopeful attitude by opening more locations. 

A Retail Profile: Angelina’s Pizza and Pasta

A picturesque traditional Italian restaurant, Angelina’s Pizza and Pasta is family owned and operated with their sole location in Odenton, Maryland. And they are an example of an expansion candidate primed for multi-unit status. 

Creative Retail Concepts to Fill Vacancies

A bookstore serving coffee or a wine bar selling books: a retail concept is maximizing book sales by adding beverages served in-house for a beautifully paired experience. Sometimes the unique way to fill a vacancy can be as simple as tapping into the creative side. Here are some creative retail concepts to fill your vacancies.

Expanding Retailers in Oregon

As 2021 goes, so is the list of Retailers planning on expanding, even amid a global pandemic. Retailers are following trends throughout the nation of opening up, while continuing safe practices. Here are the top 5 Retailers that are going to be adding a location in Oregon this year.

TOP 5 Ice Cream Retailers for your Shopping Center

Is it just us, or is ice cream perfect for any occasion? Whether it's a birthday, holiday, or frankly any event, ice cream is a staple in many homes throughout the United States, especially now with new flavors coming to the surface. We're sharing the top five ice cream retailers. Consider bringing an ice cream retailer to your shopping center.

Expanding Retailers in Utah

As Utah’s population speedily increases, the demand for more retail increases. Utah is currently experiencing exponential growth and retailers are expanding to multiple locations in 2021. 

Utilizing an Open Space Concept as a Leasing Agent

Open outdoor space integrated among retail has become a highly sought after luxury during the COVID-19 pandemic, while requiring ample amount of open space for social distancing. Though we may be on the tail end of the pandemic, the commodity of open outdoor space in shopping centers will be a desirable trend moving forward and can help leasing agents and center owners replace some of the lagging rent payments.

Alamo Drafthouse Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Alamo Drafthouse filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday March 3rd after having the majority of its 40 locations closed for almost a year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Disney to Close 60 Stores  by End of 2021

Of the current 300 stores Disney operates across North America, 60 locations or 20% of their footprint, will close by the end of the year. In their announcement, they said this was part of an effort to focus more on e-commerce.