Shawn Massey, CCIM, SCLS

Weekly CRE and Retail Article Round-Up – April 5, 2012

I hope you enjoy the the articles this week.  My weekly commentary will return Monday! 
 Five Tips For Selecting The Right Commercial Property Management Firm
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/apr/01/time-for-a-revamp-more-image-than-substance/
Decline of Memphis airport area raises alarms, along with bold proposals for its redevelopment By Tom Bailey Jr.
http://www.bizjournals.com/mobile/memphis/news/2012/03/30/memphis-one-of-top-three-cities-for.html?goback=%2Egde_3851034_member_104796028
Memphis one of top three cities for hiring in 2011
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/mar/29/nonconnah-lands-fedex-credit-union/?print=1
Nonconnah Corporate Center lands FedEx credit union By Tom Bailey Jr.
http://rismedia.com/2012-03-31/real-estate-will-rock-in-2014/
Real Estate Will Rock in 2014
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/century+real+estate/6391031/story.html
A century of real estate
http://www.prweb.com/releases/Retail/Sites/prweb9352580.htm
Five Keys for Finding the Ultimate Urban Retail Site
http://retailtrafficmag.com/news/construction_to_stay_low_until_debt_resolved_03292012/?NL=NREI-11&Issue=NREI-11_20120331_NREI-11_684&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1301968
Retail Construction Starts to Stay at Record Lows until Debt Maturities are Resolved
 By Elaine Misonzhnik, Senior Associate Editor
http://nreionline.com/city-reviews/new-jersey/american_cities_revitalizing_downtowns_03282012/?NL=NREI-11&Issue=NREI-11_20120331_NREI-11_684&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1301968
American Cities are Revitalizing Their Downtowns and Recreating Their Profiles
By Susan Piperato, Managing Editor
http://www.gamerevolution.com/manifesto/why-you-should-trade-gamestop-for-best-buy-12027
Why You Should Trade GameStop For Best Buy  Anthony_Severino
http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/print-edition/2012/03/30/adair-picks-partners-for-industrial-site.html
Adair picks partners for industrial site
Panattoni, CB Richard Ellis chosen for Piperton Hills
Memphis Business Journal by Andy Ashby, Staff writer
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-30/the-era-of-big-box-retail-dominance-is-coming-to-an-end.html
The Era of Big Box Retail Dominance Is Coming to an End
http://www.costar.com/News/Article/Real-Estate-Restaurant-Franchise-Growth-Starting-To-Heat-Up/137060?goback=%2Egde_70170_member_104328498
Real Estate, Restaurant Franchise Growth Starting To Heat Up
http://www.cresa.com/atlanta/blog/2012/03/where-did-i-put-that-lease-the-best-commercial-real-estate-strategy-for-tenants-in-todays-market/?goback=%2Egde_2227016_member_104139670
Where did I put that lease? The best commercial real estate strategy for tenants in today’s market.
http://www.portfolio.com/views/blogs/executive-style/2012/03/30/best-buy-closings-lend-to-demise-of-big-box-store-concept?ana=e_pft
Bye-Bye Big Boxes?
http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/2012/04/assigning-a-lease-does-the-landlord-really-own-the-property/?goback=.gde_70170_member_104897314
Assigning a Lease – Does the Landlord Really Own the Property?  By Ira Meislik
http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20120328/WIRE/120329558/1026/news01%3FTitle%3DRetailers-rush-to-adjust-to-price-smart-shoppers&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoATAGOAZAo-TM-wRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=PdIHVRpVoJ4&usg=AFQjCNH9SVHkcwgWo-LoHWTQsQk34xfZ2Q
Retailers rush to adjust to price-smart shoppers
http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2012/03/30/a-look-inside-beale-street-landing.html
A look inside the construction of Beale Street Landing
Memphis Business Journal by Jane Donahoe, Web and sections editor
 http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/apr/01/2012-aia-memphis-design-awards-engaging/?print=1
Engaging architecture: Top honors go to archimania, Clark/Dixon and Haizlip
By Tom Bailey Jr.
http://www.chron.com/business/article/Macy-s-and-Dillard-s-renew-their-success-3431419.php
Macy's and Dillard's renew their success
David Kapla, Houston Chronicle Copyright 2012 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
By David Kaplan
 http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/apr/01/time-for-a-revamp-more-image-than-substance/
Decline of Memphis airport area raises alarms, along with bold proposals for its redevelopment By Tom Bailey Jr.
http://www.economist.com/node/21551541?goback=%2Egde_70170_member_105029003
Reclaiming the suburbs
Some of America’s struggling malls are getting a new lease on life
 http://www.nuwireinvestor.com/articles/retail-property-to-bounce-back-says-analyst-58974.aspx
Retail Property to Bounce Back, Says Analyst
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/apr/01/editorial-creating-an-aerotropolis/?print=1
Editorial: Creating an aerotropolis
Marketing the aerotropolis concept is easy. Finding financial resources to make it happen is a tough job
http://www.nwabusinessjournal.com/11519/bennett-heads-up-states-first-cbre-affiliate-office
Bennett Heads Up State's First CBRE Affiliate Office
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304177104577307841257988940.html?mod=residential_real_estate
Donald Trump's appetite for real-estate risk has returned
http://www.businessinsider.com/ideelis-ceo-shares-what-it-took-to-become-americas-fastest-growing-company-2012-3#ixzz1qtHcGZix
Ideeli's CEO Shares What It Took To Become America's Fastest-Growing Company
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dunkin-donuts-opportunities-brewing-in-your-town-2012-04-03
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Brewing in Your Town
http://kwcommercialsa.com/blog/?p=5712&goback=%2Egde_1928590_member_105305846
Net and Gross Leases: What’s the Difference?
http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2012/04/03/hertz-closes-on-five-parkway.html
Hertz closes on five Parkway Properties office buildings in Memphis
Memphis Business Journal by Andy Ashby, Staff writer
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/apr/04/coffee-break-sale-closes-on-5-office-buildings/
Coffee Break: Sale closes on 5 office buildings\The Commercial Appeal
http://www.bostonherald.com/business/real_estate/view/20220404new_downtown_woos_shops_hopes_retailers_put_money_on_improved_district/srvc=home&position=also
New’ downtown woos shops
Hopes retailers put money on improved district
http://realpoints.dmagazine.com/2012/04/terry-montesi-whats-next-in-retail-real-estate/
Terry Montesi: What’s Next in Retail Real Estate
By Terry Montesi
http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Retail+property+worth+shopping+around/6406907/story.html
Retail property worth shopping around for
 http://blog.thebrokerlist.com/post/20422495046/linkedin-can-be-a-powerful-site-for-cre-professionals
LinkedIn Can Be a Powerful Site for Professionals
http://bettercities.net/article/ten-steps-creating-complete-streets-17713
Ten steps to creating complete streets
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/apr/04/absolute-end/
Land, location will set price in absolute auction for faded shopping center By Tom Bailey Jr.
 http://www.qsrweb.com/article/192648/Dunkin-Donuts-plans-8-state-expansion
Dunkin' Donuts plans 8-state expansion
 
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Cheers,
Shawn
Shawn Massey, CCIM, SCLS is a partner with The Shopping Center Group a 3rd party retail real estate advisory firm in their Memphis office, an adjunct professor in the graduate real estate program at The University of Memphis and a co-founder and Chairman of the Board for the Memphis Business Academy charter schools (K-12grade) in the Frayser area of Memphis.   
For all your retail real estate needs (tenant representation, landlord representation and property, investment & land sales) I hope that you will choose The Shopping Center Group and me to represent you and your business.  We understand that representation is a privilege and that you have a choice!
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