Shawn Massey, CCIM, SCLS

Weekly CRE and Retail Article Roundup! April 19th, 2012

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http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/apr/15/the-time-has-come-for-redbirds-foundation-just/

 Viewpoint: ‘The time has come’ for Memphis Redbirds

 http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2012/apr/16/haslam-announces-3-year-transportation-plan/

 Sentinel Buys G’town Apts. for $23.1 Million

 http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/2012/04/was-the-certified-mail-notice-really-unclaimed/

Was The Certified Mail Notice Really Unclaimed?

 http://www.omaha.com/article/20120414/MONEY/704149904

 Small retailers still face economic

 http://retailtrafficmag.com/news/mathrani_globalization_best_practices_04102012/?NL=NREI-11&Issue=NREI-11_20120414_NREI-11_812&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1305289

Mathrani: Globalization of Retail Will Sharpen Best Practices

Apr 10, 2012 1:47 PM, By Elaine Misonzhnik, Senior Associate Editor

http://retailtrafficmag.com/news/best_buy_store_experience_04122012/?NL=NREI-11&Issue=NREI-11_20120414_NREI-11_812&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1305289

 Best Buy Should Concentrate on Store Experience Instead of Store Count, Retail Experts Say

http://nreionline.com/distressedinventory/lenders_eager_trophy_assets_04102012/?NL=NREI-11&Issue=NREI-11_20120414_NREI-11_812&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1305289

 Lenders Eager to Take Back Trophy Assets

http://nreionline.com/commentary/money/early_phase_real_estate_recovery_04092012/?NL=NREI-11&Issue=NREI-11_20120414_NREI-11_812&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1305289

The Early Phase of Real Estate Recovery

http://retailtrafficmag.com/charts/retail_fundamentals_modest_gains_q1_04092012/?NL=NREI-11&Issue=NREI-11_20120414_NREI-11_812&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1305289

Retail Real Estate Fundamentals Show Modest Gains in the First Quarter

http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/blog/2012/04/international-council-of-shopping.html

International Council of Shopping Centers launches Mid-South chapter aimed at young professionals

http://www.stategazette.com/story/1835843.html?goback=%2Egde_3851034_member_107634779

City awarded $1.8M economic development grant

http://news.tn.gov/node/8665?goback=%2Egde_3851034_member_107633393

 Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for

http://creoutsider.com/2012/04/cre-and-social-networking-the-thrill-is-gone/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CREOutsider+%28CREOutsider%29

CRE and Social Networking – The Thrill is Gone

http://www.costar.com/News/Article/Balancing-Act-Lack-of-New-Commercial-Space-Overcomes-Softening-Demand/137469?goback=%2Egde_125984_member_108018750

Balancing Act: Lack of New Commercial Space Overcomes Softening Demand

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Intro-Cell-Tower-Rent-Experts-125984.S.108016004?view=&gid=125984&type=member&item=108016004&trk=eml-anet_dig-b_nd-pst_ttle-cn

Intro: Cell Tower Rent Experts Advice, Tips, Optimize your Telecom

http://creoutsider.com/2012/04/digitalized-cre/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CREOutsider+%28CREOutsider%29

Digitalized CRE

http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2012/04/16/new-freds-inc-concept-store-coming.html

New Fred’s Inc. concept store coming to Southaven

http://retailtrafficmag.com/news/burger_bar_finds_time_to_grow_04172012/?NL=RET-02&Issue=RET-02_20120417_RET-02_931&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1305781

Upscale Burger Bar Finds Time is Right to Grow

http://blog.retailtrafficmag.com/retail_traffic_court/2012/04/16/whole-foods-considers-opening-stores-in-distressed-markets/?NL=RET-02&Issue=RET-02_20120417_RET-02_931&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1305781

Whole Foods Considers Opening Stores in Distressed Markets

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/apr/17/coachs-coach/

CBRE coaxes First Horizon real estate pro out of retirement

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2012/apr/17/awards-just-one-facet-of-comm-council/

Awards Just One Facet Of Comm. Council

http://www.thearmstronggrp.com/blog/bid/134414/?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_uniq=d2c2d093c330ef69

3 reasons why the extend and blend lease can be the best option

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2012/apr/18/digest/

Shops of Laurelwood in Foreclosure

http://www.sb-d.com/Features/Winter2012/TenPeopleWhoMadeaDifferenceintheSouth/tabid/485/Default.aspx?goback=%2Egde_3851034_member_108593217

TVA’s John Bradley named among Top Ten Who Made a Difference in the South

http://nreionline.com/news/seniors_housing_outlook_04162012/?NL=NREI-06&Issue=NREI-06_20120418_NREI-06_540&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1306044

Seniors Housing Pros Expect More Access to Capital, Increasing Construction Starts

http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.courant.com/business/real-estate/hc-neighborhood-shopping-center-20120417,0,5918949.story&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoATAHOAdArbS7_ARIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=auaf1UmsJsQ&usg=AFQjCNEkoa0RbKjhPEaVgWU6v1Iz9fTK8w

Signs of Retail Life in Neighborhood Shopping Centers

By Kenneth R. Gosselin

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/thesquarefoot-launches-commercial-real-estate-leasing-platform-at-demo-spring-2012-2012-04-18

The SquareFoot Launches Commercial Real Estate Leasing Platform at DEMO Spring 2012

http://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2012/04/18/nashville-investment-group-buys.html

Nashville investment group buys Memphis office building

Nashville Business Journal by Andy Ashby, Staff writer

http://registeredrep.com/investing/could_non_traded_411/index.html?NL=NREI-14&Issue=NREI-14_20120418_NREI-14_693&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1305968

Could Non-Traded REITs Start To Sink?

http://blog.registeredrep.com/yield_of_dreams/2012/04/06/an-alternative-to-non-traded-reits-with-daily-nav/?NL=NREI-14&Issue=NREI-14_20120418_NREI-14_693&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1305968

An Alternative to Non-Traded REITs with Daily NAV

http://nreionline.com/finance/reit/lowdown_non_traded_reits_finra_04182012/?NL=NREI-14&Issue=NREI-14_20120418_NREI-14_693&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1305968

The Lowdown on Non-Traded REITs and FINRA

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/video-games-industry-faring-16164287

How the Video Games Industry Is Faring

http://retailbustour.blogspot.com/2012/04/relationships-are-crucial-in-commercial.html?goback=%2Egde_3283078_member_108724066

Relationships are Crucial in Commercial Real Estate Deals

http://guerrilla.uplog.org/2012/04/17/101-how-to-promote-a-real-estate-agent-broker-with-a-local-news-and-information-resource/?goback=%2Egde_4257721_member_108383241

101 How to Promote a Real Estate Agent-Broker with a Local News and Information Resource

http://kwcommercialsa.com/blog/?p=5760&goback=%2Egde_1928590_member_108754902

Why It’s Smart to Use a Commercial Real Estate Agent to List Your Lease Space

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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.  

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