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Site Selection in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

Posted by Sam Lowder on Aug 16, 2019 3:45:14 PM

For a long time, site selection has been a combination of art and science.  Site selection data and science became commonplace in the 1990s, but until the last decade or so, judgment, experience, and gut feel drove many retailers’ decisions about where to locate (and the reasons to do so).

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Topics: Retail Predictions, Retail Industry, Retail Site Selection, Site Selection Software, Artificial Intelligence, Analyzing Retail Sites, Analytics Solution, Machine Learning

FAQs About Drive Time Trade Areas in Retail Site Selection

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jul 30, 2019 9:30:00 AM

In early 2019, SiteSeer made major updates to our flagship software, SiteSeer Professional, including the installation of the latest version of Freeway, a third-party plugin by partner Applied Spatial Technology. Freeway provides the calculations behind the drive-time trade area boundaries you see in SiteSeer.

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Topics: Retail Trade Area, Site Selection Software, Analyzing Retail Sites

Five Tips for a Better Restaurant Site Selection Process

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jul 19, 2019 12:30:00 PM

Location, location, location. Never has the phrase been truer to a business’s success than in the restaurant business. A fantastic concept in the wrong location will underperform, or worse, fail entirely. It’s important that you be diligent in your site selection. Here are five tips on how to improve your process:

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Topics: Site Selection Software, Restaurant Industry, Restaurant Site Selection

Is it Time to Use Artificial Intelligence in My Retail Sales Forecasting?

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jul 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM

You’ve probably heard about it, but what exactly is artificial intelligence? Artificial intelligence or “AI” is the process by which machines simulate human intelligence to solve problems and make decisions. There are many different outlooks on AI, but whether you believe that AI will be a positive force for society or the downfall of humanity, it is impossible to ignore the ramifications of this technology. 

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Topics: Retail Predictions, Real Estate Analytics Tool, Retail Industry, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics Solution, Machine Learning

Improve Your Private Equity Firm’s Due Diligence Toolset

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jun 12, 2019 5:14:00 AM

When sourcing new investment opportunities, your private equity team likely has a detailed series of steps to assess a potential investment for your portfolio and move into due diligence.

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Topics: Private Equity Industry, Analytics Solution

Top Metropolitan/Metropolitan Areas with Highest Health Care Spend

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jun 3, 2019 6:20:00 AM

Just as retail companies of all sizes have had to adapt in the digital era, so has the health care industry. Health care organizations have had to take a new approach to site selection, indeed, but for this data study, we’re looking at something else: the cost of health care.

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Topics: Market Data, Data Study, Site Selection Software, Health Care Industry, Analytics Solution

Come Visit SiteSeer at ICSC RECon 2019!

Posted by Sam Lowder on May 17, 2019 5:03:00 AM

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Topics: ICSC, Retail Industry, Landlord Rep Brokers & Owners Industry, Conferences, Tenant Rep Brokers & Developers Industry, Franchise & Services Industry

5 Factors That Drive Traffic to Your Shopping Center

Posted by Sam Lowder on Apr 15, 2019 8:35:00 AM

If you’re a shopping center owner or a marketer for a shopping center, one of the most important investments of your time is to understand what your shoppers and area consumers think about your center.

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Topics: Retail Trade Area, Recruiting Shopping Center Tenants, Void Analysis, Retail Industry

The Countdown to ICSC RECon is On!

Posted by Sam Lowder on Mar 29, 2019 5:16:46 PM

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Topics: ICSC, Retail Industry, Landlord Rep Brokers & Owners Industry, Conferences, Tenant Rep Brokers & Developers Industry, Franchise & Services Industry

Five Tips for Creating a Retail Leasing Plan

Posted by Sam Lowder on Feb 27, 2019 6:00:00 AM

When you’re a shopping center developer or owner, your number one goal is to fill that center with the best tenants. Vacancies not only cost you money on their own, but also hurt your ability to attract strong tenants in the future. 

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Topics: Void Analysis, Retail Industry, Landlord Rep Brokers & Owners Industry, Tenant Rep Brokers & Developers Industry