16 Large “Micropolitan” Areas in the United States

Posted by Sam Lowder on Nov 22, 2017 5:08:00 AM

Every growing retailer wants to find the perfect location to expand their business. Large cities tend to capture the attention of many businesses, but don’t overlook “micropolitan” areas: markets with a core city of 10,000 to 50,000 population. These areas often have untapped potential and some distinct advantages over expanding into a larger market.

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Topics: Data Study, Retail Recruitment, Population Study, Demographic Data, Communities Industry

Using the Best Data (and Why it Should Matter to You)

Posted by Sam Lowder on Oct 30, 2017 6:13:00 AM

If you’re in the business of retail development—whether you work in a retailer or other chain’s in-house real estate or research team or are a broker or developer trying to fill your shopping centers with solid, long-term tenants—it’s not enough to collect data. You want the best possible data that gives you accurate information upon which to make decisions.

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Topics: Retail Data Analysis, Demographic Data, Data Partner, Retail Industry, Data Quality

4 Tips to Backfill Your Shopping Center When an Anchor Tenant Closes

Posted by Sam Lowder on Jun 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As a developer, property owner, or commercial real estate broker, your goal is to have the lowest vacancy rates in your shopping centers as possible. Sometimes that’s easy, other times not so much. But in the ever-changing retail market, what about when a shopping center loses an anchor tenant that was the main attraction for the entire shopping center? What is the best way to attract a replacement tenant that will prevent smaller retailers in the center from experiencing a significant decline in business or choose to leave?

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Topics: Retail Trade Area, Recruiting Shopping Center Tenants, Void Analysis, Demographic Data, Landlord Rep Brokers & Owners Industry, Tenant Rep Brokers & Developers Industry

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