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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

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 trade area analysis, retail leasing plan

Analyzing the Viability of Your Retail Locations

Posted by Sam Lowder on Feb 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM

If you’re going to the effort of analyzing new retail sites, you should do the same due diligence when evaluating your existing store base. Your goal, after all, is to maximize the ROI of your store/location portfolio. And that involves being strategic about how you run your business. 

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Topics: evaluate store base, retail sales forecasting

6 People/Users Who Need Void Analysis to Enhance Their Businesses

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jan 29, 2019 2:39:36 PM

Maybe you’ve heard of the importance of running a void analysis when you’re recruiting retailers for your shopping center or trying to identify chain stores that are missing from your community. SiteSeer Professional’s tool, Void Analysis, is very beneficial—and not just for the broker or shopping center developer. Here are six people/users that should be using Void Analysis to grow the smart way: 

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Topics: recruiting shopping center tenants, void analysis, retail trade area analysis, void analysis report

Omnichannel Retail: Where Bricks-and-Mortar Meets E-Retail

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jan 15, 2019 5:17:00 AM

We’ve talked before on this blog about the general impression that brick-and-mortar retail is dying a slow death and why that simply isn’t true.

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Topics: smart retail growth, retail apocalypse, online retail, bricks and mortar retail

Where is Santa Delivering the Most Gifts in 2018?

Posted by Sam Lowder on Dec 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM

SiteSeer's Look at the U.S. Cities with the Biggest Increase in Youth Population

If you’re a business that serves families with children, you’ve probably wondered: what areas in the United States are seeing the biggest increase in children? For our latest data study, we decided to take a look.

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Topics: Retail Data Analysis, market data, data study, population study

Capital Planning 101: Building New Stores

Posted by Sam Lowder on Dec 13, 2018 6:27:00 AM

Last month on the blog, we talked about capital planning that focuses on improving the stores and locations already in your portfolio to ensure they each fulfill their potential. If your capital plans include opening new stores as well, you want to ensure you are making decisions that maximize your returns.

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Topics: smart retail growth, capital planning, building new locations

Capital Planning 101: Improving the Stores You Have

Posted by Sam Lowder on Nov 27, 2018 12:51:49 PM

Many businesses trying to grow the smart way recognize that capital planning involves an analysis of both short- and long-term needs and goals before they decide where their dollars are best spent. Regardless of how you plan your budget, your goal, of course, is to boost revenue. The question is: what capital expenditures are most likely to make that happen?

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Topics: smart retail growth, capital planning, improving store locations

Tips to Maximize Your Community’s Recruiting Budget

Posted by Sam Lowder on Nov 9, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Your community’s retail strategy can be proactive or reactive. A reactive strategy means that you evaluate businesses as they show interest in your community, rather than having your economic development team seek them out. Even if your community is in the enviable position of having the attention of the businesses you want to attract, is usually still makes sense to have a proactive strategy to ensure that you shape the type of environment desired by your residents and visitors.

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Topics: retail recruitment, communities

Why Should You Be Using Void Analysis?

Posted by Sam Lowder on Oct 26, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Brokers and developers: if you knew that you could close more deals by making an easy change to your methods, would you make that change tomorrow?

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