Shawn Massey, CCIM, SCLS

Weekly CRE and Retail Article Round Up – July 19, 2012

I apologize that I have been tarvelling for the past two weeks and have not posted.  Please see attached articles for past 2.5 weeks.  If you find this web-site useful please recommend it to a friend.

5 Most Affordable Places to Live

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, July 13, 2012

Retail Transformation

Loeb updates two East Memphis properties

By Sarah Baker

Bikes versus parking: City works on compromise for segment of McLean Boulevard

By Thomas Bailey Jr.

US Retail Sales Fell 0.5 Percent In June

Screaming Louder As An Effective Negotiation Technique

July 15, 2012 By Ira Meislik

Cracker Barrel one step closer to Dyersburg

Friday, July 13, 2012

Keep Trader Joe’s idea in your pocket for awhile

Memphis Business Journal by Andy Ashby, Staff writer

The 15 Fastest-Growing Retailers In America

By Aimee Groth and Samantha Cortez | Business Insider – Wed

Bridging the Gap

Jul 13, 2012 11:37 AM, By David Bodamer, Editorial Director

Abercrombie Faces Roadblocks to Store Growth

Jul 12, 2012 11:23 AM, By Elaine Misonzhnik, Senior Associate Edito

Commercial Real Estate Data Is It’s Own Platform.

Redefining Relevance for Brick and Mortar Retail Stores

Posted on Wed, Jul 11, 2012

Retail property revolution

Darden to buy Yard House for $585M

With Cap Rate Spreads Rising, Are CRE Investments Becoming Riskier?

Build vs Buy Becoming More of a Norm for REITs

By Mark Heschmeyer

Retail Property Market Faltering

Retail Real Estate Inches Toward Recovery

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, July 09, 2012

Mid-Sized Brokerage Firms Feel the Pressure of Globalization

Jul 10, 2012 1:59 PM, By Elaine Misonzhnik, Senior Associate Editor

Leasing and Sales are on the Upswing, but Concerns Remain in Retail Sector

Jul 10, 2012 2:09 PM, By Elaine Misonzhnik, Senior Associate Editor

Building a CRE Database (Nerd Guide)

SK USA, Inc. Has Agreed to Purchase Smoothie King Franchises, Inc.

RTKL Associates will oversee the design of Memphis Aerotropolis Airport City

By Tom Bailey Jr. Your Comprehensive MLS for Retail Listings

The Shopping Center Group brokers sale of Demopolis grocery store property

Wal-Mart Express Stores – So Far So Good

Poplar Transformation

Retail moves alter crowded East Memphis landscape

Firms Make Investments in Memphis Distribution

What’s The Story Behind Indemnification Clauses?

Time To Get Real (Estate): A Primer For Retail Investors

Signs of Recovery in Real Estate Give a Lift to Funds

Retail Real Estate Investors Seek Less Pricey Cities

How to Sell Your Property the Right Way

Wingstop to Break $400M in Sales, Accelerates Growth

A change of address as post office plans to leave Union Avenue location

Services will shift to facility on Autumn

Don’t get mixed-up on mixed-use

Blog post by Howard Blackson on 05 Jul 2012

Wharton travels to Atlanta to meet with Delta Air Lines CEO

By Tom Bailey Jr.

CRE Brokerage Management Challenge 1: Recruiting

3 Most influential business books to help your real estate business

Nashville’s retail real estate market lags other sectors

Nashville Business Journal by Nevin Batiwalla, Staff Report

Health Care Reform to Affect CRE Industry

By Aisling Maki

REITs With Modest Leverage: Separating The Best From The Rest

What is Sustainability and How Does it Effect My Bottom-Line?

Cities Outpace Suburbs in Growth

A look inside five minority-owned Memphis businesses

Memphis Business Journal by Michael Sheffield, Staff writer

The top 10 threats facing real estate

CRE outlines biggest concerns for next three decades,0,6550178.story

U.S. retail sales fall for 3rd straight month

Tips for Finding a Commercial Real Estate Mentor

Memphis City Council committee OKs $3 million in public funds for Chisca redevelopment

Bar Louie franchise to open in Overton Square

Memphis Business Journal by Andy Ashby, Staff writer

Rick Ross Shares Favorite Foods in Bon Appétit Magazine

The latest CBRE Memphis Industrial Market Report is now available

 Memphis Industrial

Malls’ New Pitch: Come for the Experience

9 Ways Supermarkets Are Going High Tech

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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-12th grade) 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!

The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.  They should not be considered the opinion of The Shopping Center Group, LLC in which I am associated.


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