Where bricks and mortar, digital and communities intersect
As the physical retailing world continues to intersect with e-commerce and dynanmic buyer behaviors, the only constant is change. In our Spring/Summer 2016 Knowledge Leader, we talk to the industry experts about the evolution of the retail industry and explore some of the projects that are setting the pace for its future.
Community is a common thread throughout this issue, and many of the people we spoke to, both on the developer/owner and retailer sides, emphasized that engaging with the local community at the early stages of a project’s development helps contribute to its success. Community involvement is just one of the things we learned during our retail roundtable discussion with Sara Queen, executive vice president of asset management with Brookfield Property Partners, and Deirdre Johnson, vice president of asset management with Federal Realty Investment Trust. In our exclusive Q&A, Queen and Johnson share what factors they take into consideration when designing the right retail mix for successful projects.
We also explore some of the Northeast’s leading mixed-use developments in “A Place of Our Own.” And don’t miss “Word on the Street,” where we talk to Steven Warsaw with Heitman, Brooke Harvey with Weingarten Realty and Joel Mayer with Rockwood Capital LLC about the state of retail in the U.S. market.
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