Shawn Massey, CCIM, SCLS

Weekly CRE and Retail Article Roundup! March 22, 2012

I hope you find the articles attached interesting.  If you have links to other interesting articles that I should post in upcomiung please sed them to me.  As always, if you find this site helpful please recommend to your friends and co-workers and have them subscribe online.

http://www.cpexecutive.com/finance/going-dark-is-net-lease-immune-to-turmoil-in-big-box-retail/

Going Dark: Is Net Lease Immune to Turmoil in Big-Box Retail?

http://southeastrebusiness.com/articles/MAR12/highlight1.html

MEMPHIS CITY HIGHLIGHTS
Mark Halperin, Andy Cates, Curtis Braden and Robert Sloan

http://www.linkedin.com/news?viewArticle=&articleID=5586827382037155887&gid=140488&type=member&item=101886678&articleURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eneworleansindustrial%2Ecom%2Fnews%2F2012%2F03%2Fcapitalgains%2F&urlhash=nlnr&goback=%2Egde_140488_member_101886678

One Good Reason To Liquidate Idle Commercial Real Estate in 2012

 http://www.statesman.com/business/real-estate/five-years-in-domain-living-up-to-city-2244631.html

Five years in, Domain living up to city, developers’ urban village vision

http://business.usa.gov/stateandlocal?state=Arkansas

What your State or Territory has to offer

http://blog.nreionline.com/realvox/2012/03/16/exploring-creative-approaches-to-investing-in-commercial-real-estate/?NL=NREI-11&Issue=NREI-11_20120317_NREI-11_615&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1298915

Exploring Creative Approaches to Investing in Commercial Real Estate

by Jonathan Schein March 16th, 2012

http://blog.retailtrafficmag.com/retail_traffic_court/2012/03/14/how-dunkin-plans-to-win-the-coffee-wars/?NL=NREI-11&Issue=NREI-11_20120317_NREI-11_615&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1298915

How Dunkin’ Plans to Win the Coffee Wars

by Elaine Misonzhnik March 14th, 2012

Starbucks opens first juice retail store
Orlando Business Journal—03/19

Restaurant comps strong in February, operator confidence wanes
Nation’s Restaurant News—03/16

Kmart, Sears parent plans to close 173 stores this year
Kansas City Business Journal—03/15

February Retail Sales Up 8.6% Over Last Year
Progressive Grocer—03/13

Retailers Break Out of Multicultural Silo
Ad Age Global—03/19

Retailers Look to the Department Store for Salvation
Advertising Age—03/19

Surprise Increase in Rates Is Credited to Signs of Recovery
New York Times—03/18

Forced to adapt, some boutique shops say recession has only made them stronger
Charlotte News & Observer—03/18

Real Estate Vacancy Declining, Retailers Still See Opportunity
Apparelnews.net—03/16

Consumers continue to seek value in 2012
Drug Store News—03/16

Unemployment claims drop to a four-year low
USAToday—03/15

Best U.S. Cities for Commercial Real Estate
Epoch Times—03/14

Retail container traffic to increase 10% in March
Home Accents Today—03/14

Fed sees economy improving, but leaves interest rates alone
USAToday—03/14

Rise in retail sales points to healthy consumer
Reuters—03/13

Fast Money Portfolio: Commercial Real Estate
CNBC—03/13

Economic Trends Remain Key Story in Commercial Real Estate
REIT.com—03/13

Suburban malls lose shoppers as market polarizes
Crain’s Chicago Business—03/12

Walmart, Target, Kmart, Kohl’s Lead 50 Years of Retail Revolution
Advertising Age—03/19

QuikTrip Opens Store No. 600
CSPNet—03/19

How Maxine Clark built Build-a-Bear
CNNMoney—03/19

Lululemon game for new athletic clothing concepts
Globe and Mail—03/19

Cartier’s CEO talks about the keys to success in the volatile luxury goods 
Wall Street Journal—03/16

GOLDMAX SET TO OPEN 100 NEW STORES IN 2012
Retail Traffic—03/16

Zumiez Riding Recovery Wave To New Highs
Forbes—03/16

Casual Male Q4 profit up on charge; plans growth of DXL concept
Chain Store Age—03/15

Ross Stores delivers on value proposition
Retailing Today—03/15

Golfsmith Opens New Experiential Store in Pleasant Hill CA
Marketwatch—03/15

Casey’s General Stores Setting Up Shop in Kentucky
Convenience Store news—03/15

Apple’s cash stash leads U.S. record $1.24 trillion
Dallas Business Journal—03/14

H&M: A dream deferred
Houston Examiner—03/14

Zara Opens Its New Global Concept Store on New York City’s Fifth Avenue
Marketwatch—03/14

Aeropostale to Open 38 Stores 
|DDI—03/13

Urban Outfitters misses in Q4, plans 55-60 new stores in 2013
Chain Store Age—03/13

Drive-Up Grocery Chain Debuts in Charlotte
Supermarket News—03/16

Revamped Pathmark Store Reflects Area’s Diversity
Progressive Grocer—03/16

Upscale grocery stores make neighborhoods ‘desirable’
WTOP—03/14

Executive to Watch: Doug Sanders Making Sprouts Bigger and Better
Supermarket News—03/12

Ahold Eyes New Chapter of Growth Opportunities
Supermarket News—03/12

Fresh Market Eyes Unit Growth
Supermarket News—03/12

Starbucks opens first juice bar in biggest move outside coffee
Reuters—03/19

Fill Your CUPS: Fro-Yo Chain to Franchise in 34 States
QSR—03/18

Talking With: Ken Myres: New look, more restaurants are on the menu for Tony Roma’s
Orlando Sentinel—03/18

Fast food culture slowing down, classing up to compete
Shreveport Times—03/18

Muscle Maker Grill to Double Franchise Units
QSR—03/16

Norris: Full Service Restaurants and Okun’s Law
Calculated Risk—03/16

Downtown Louisville Smashburger to open Wednesday
Louisville Business First—03/15

Smashburger Continues Growth With 150th Opening (This one in NJ)
QSR—03/15

Honey, I Shrunk the Store; Philly Pretzel Factory tries to Jumpstart Franchisee Expansion With New Small Kiosk Design
QSR—03/14

QSR Store Count Down 1%
CSPNet—03/12

How Dunkin’ Donuts plans to double its U.S. units
Nation’s Restaurant News—03/12

HOWARD HUGHES CORP.’S NEW YORK PROJECT PROMISES TO BE A HIT
Retail Traffic—03/15

Could ‘box stores’ become a part of downtown Dover? Large retailers in urban areas growing trend across the U.S.
Foster’s Daily Democrat—03/18

Detroit not ready for mall, Robert Taubman tells audience
Detroit Free Press—03/16

Sears officials mum on latest round of store closings
San Antonio Business Journal—03/18

A&P Exits Bankruptcy as Private Supermarket Chain
Bloomberg—03/13

TBC to buy Midas in $310M deal
Tirebusiness.com—03/13

Benihana to explore possible sale
Nation’s Restaurant News—03/13

Bi-Lo’s acquisition of Winn-Dixie Stores is complete
New Orleans Times Picayune—03/12

http://nreionline.com/green/smart_grid_green_building_03192012/?NL=NREI-09&Issue=NREI-09_20120312_NREI-09_893&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1297340

The Smart Grid is the Next Big Thing in Green Building. So Why Aren’t More Buildings Connecting?

Mar 19, 2012 10:08 AM, By Susan Piperato, Managing Editor

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/For-retailers-clouds-begin-to-part-3415710.php

For retailers, clouds begin to part

After a stormy few years, area malls are beginning to attract new tenants

Times Union Copyright 2012 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

By Eric Anderson

Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/For-retailers-clouds-begin-to-part-3415710.php#ixzz1pextd8yJ

http://www.rejournals.com/2012/03/10/daniel-wilkinson-thriving-in-commercial-real-estate-for-more-than-five-decades/

Daniel Wilkinson: Thriving in commercial real estate for more than five decades

March 10, 2012  |  Dan Rafter

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2012/03/20/wendys-dethrones-king-five-guys-on-a-roll.html

Wendy’s dethrones King; Five Guys on a roll

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2012/mar/20/finard-wraps-first-phase-of-poplar-plaza-renovation/

Finard Wraps First Phase of Poplar Plaza Renovation

By Sarah Baker

http://blog.thebrokerlist.com/post/19628702206/timing-is-everything

Timing is Everything

Lynn DrakeCompass Commercial

http://blog.al.com/businessnews/2012/03/the_summit_birmingham_bringing.html

The Summit Birmingham bringing in more fast-casual eateries (with slideshow, videos)

Published: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 7:00 AM

http://www.qsrweb.com/article/191962/Report-shows-a-jump-in-chain-restaurant-growth?utm_source=NetWorld%20Alliance&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EMNA_QSR_03222012

Report shows a jump in chain restaurant growth

http://nreionline.com/brokerage/brokerages_continue_outsourcing_platforms_03212012/?NL=NREI-06&Issue=NREI-06_20120321_NREI-06_521&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1299579

Brokerages Continue to Build Outsourcing Platforms

Mar 21, 2012 1:36 PM, By Elaine Misonzhnik, Senior Associate Editor

http://nreionline.com/news/non_listed_reits_poised_to_raise_more_03212012/?NL=NREI-14&Issue=NREI-14_20120321_NREI-14_300&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1299584

Non-listed REIT Sector Poised to Raise More Funds

Mar 21, 2012 11:20 AM, By Jennifer Popovec, Contributing Writer

http://blog.nreionline.com/realvox/2012/03/16/exploring-creative-approaches-to-investing-in-commercial-real-estate/?NL=NREI-14&Issue=NREI-14_20120321_NREI-14_300&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1299584

Exploring Creative Approaches to Investing in Commercial Real Estate

by Jonathan Schein March 16th, 2012

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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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