Shawn Massey, CCIM, SCLS

Weekly CRE and Retail Article Roundup – March 28, 2012

I hope you enjoy the articles this week!

March 28, 2012

http://www.memphisflyer.com/CityBeat/archives/2012/03/21/state-of-denial

State of Denial

Predictions are dicey, but these nine are easy.

Posted by John Branston on Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 1:54 PM

http://www.linkedin.com/news?viewArticle=&articleID=5588589541238767623&gid=140488&type=member&item=102844018&articleURL=http%3A%2F%2Fow%2Ely%2F9Oobn&urlhash=nsaY&goback=%2Egde_140488_member_102844018

Two of Knoxville’s most successful real estate firms join forces!

http://www.linkedin.com/news?viewArticle=&articleID=5587419511188889660&gid=41175&type=member&item=102948835&articleURL=http%3A%2F%2Fseekingalpha%2Ecom%2Farticle%2F441541-regency-centers-stock-up-on-a-best-in-class-grocery-brand&urlhash=b4L0&goback=%2Egde_41175_member_102948835

Regency Centers – Stock Up On A ‘Best In Class’ Grocery Brand

http://creoutsider.com/2012/03/not-my-idea-of-innovation/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CREOutsider+%28CREOutsider%29

Not My Idea of Innovation

 

http://www.stategazette.com/story/1829591.html?goback=%2Egde_3851034_member_103396889

Downtown streetscape project moves forward ahead of schedule

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dyersburg State Gazette

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/2012/03/do-you-take-shortcuts-when-negotiating-on-behalf-of-underfunded-clients/?goback=.gde_70170_member_103391906

Do You Take Shortcuts When Negotiating on Behalf of Underfunded Clients?

March 25, 2012 By Ira Meislik

http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2012/03/23/blackstone-brewing-company-enters.html

Blackstone Brewing Company enters Memphis market

Memphis Business Journal by Nevin Batiwalla, Staff Reporter

Date: Friday, March 23, 2012, 2:10pm CDT

http://fastrealestategrowth.blogspot.com/?goback=%2Egde_35901_member_103532995

The Leasing Tool Kit – Part One

By: Pamela V. Rothenberg, Esq.

http://www.advisorone.com/2012/03/25/retail-reits-see-rising-occupancy-says-analyst

Retail REITs See Rising Occupancy, Says Analyst

http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2012/03/26/preston-lamm-to-fill-former-pat.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2012-03-26

Preston Lamm to fill former Pat O’Brien’s on Beale Street

Memphis Business Journal by Andy Ashby, Staff writer

Date: Monday, March 26, 2012, 3:00pm CDT – Last Modified: Monday, March 26, 2012, 3:41pm CDT

http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2012/03/26/memphis-urban-population-expanded-9.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2012-03-26

Memphis urban population expanded 9 percent from 2000 to 2010

Memphis Business Journal by Cole Epley, Editorial intern

http://www.portfolio.com/resources/2012/03/27/new-rules-for-a-winning-customer-experience/?ana=e_pft

Stay Relevant and Win Customers

by Jorge Aguilar and Lexi Mele-Algus

Read more: http://www.portfolio.com/resources/2012/03/27/new-rules-for-a-winning-customer-experience/#ixzz1qJr6SAcV

http://retailtrafficmag.com/news/restaurants_poised_for_growth_03222012/?NL=RET-01&Issue=RET-01_20120322_RET-01_255&YM_RID=carley.thrush@shoppingcenterdatabase.com&YM_MID=1299707

Restaurant Chains Poised for Growth in 2012
Retail Traffic—03/22

http://retailtrafficmag.com/news/restaurants_poised_for_growth_03222012/?NL=RET-01&Issue=RET-01_20120322_RET-01_255&YM_RID=carley.thrush@shoppingcenterdatabase.com&YM_MID=1299707

Is the burger joints trend toast?
Philadelphia Business Journal—03/21

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/170427/retail-usa-in-four-years.html

Retail USA In Four Years
Mediapost—03/21

http://www.retailingtoday.com/article/nrf-expects-sales-hop-easter?ad=news

NRF expects sales to hop up this Easter
Retailing Today—03/20

http://communitypress.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20120322/BIZ/303220108/Expect-continued-retail-shakeout?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CCOMMUNITIES%7Cs

Expect continued retail shakeout
Cincinnati.com—03/22

http://communitypress.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20120322/BIZ/303220108/Expect-continued-retail-shakeout?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CCOMMUNITIES%7Cs

Candy, Clothes To Send Easter Sales Soaring
Marketing Daily—03/20

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20120321/OPINION01/203210312

Retail expansion represents trust
Newsstar.com—03/20

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jmaureenhenderson/2012/03/20/fear-and-loathing-big-retails-beef-with-the-millennial-generation/

Why Big Retail Is Running Scared Of The Millennial Generation
Forbes—03/20

http://adage.com/article/news/retailers-department-store-salvation/233366/

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

http://nrn.com/article/technomic-restaurant-sales-rose-34-2011?ad=news

Restaurant sales rose 3.4% in 2011
Nation’s Restaurant News—03/19

http://articles.boston.com/2012-03-25/business/31237157_1_apple-stores-customer-service-retail-chain

Apple has made itself a retailing star
Boston Globe—03/25

http://www.worldgolf.com/newswire/browse/70869-Golfsmith-Opens-Huge-Experiential-Golf-Store-Nashville

Golfsmith opens experiential golf store in Nashville, Tennessee
Worldgolf—03/23

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/21/macys-idUSL1E8ELMHN20120321?feedType=RSS&feedName=cyclicalConsumerGoodsSector&rpc=43

Macy’s ramps up efforts to woo younger shoppers
Reuters—03/21

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/46810098#.T2_EZmGPWSo

Macy’s has a new mindset on Millennials
Today Money—03/21

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303812904577297912922262348.html

Can McDonald’s Keep Up the Pace?
Wall Street Journal—03/22

http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2012/03/22/starbucks-outlines-ambitious-retail.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2012-03-24

Starbucks announces ambitious retail strategy
New Mexico Business Journal—03/22

http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2012/03/21/las-delicias-plans-third-memphis.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2012-03-24

Las Delicias plans third Memphis restaurant
Memphis Business Journal—03/21

http://nrn.com/article/wingstop-opens-sports-themed-concept?ad=news

Wingstop opens sports-themed concept
Nation’s Restaurant News—03/20

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2012/mar/26/digest/

Daily Digest

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120326/breaking/120329725

Retail realty profession grows up

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-26/grocers-abandon-big-is-beautiful-with-tesco-leading-way-retail.html

Grocers Abandon Big Is Beautiful as Tesco Leads: Retail

By Sarah Shannon

http://www.cpexecutive.com/finance/investmentbanking/retail-property-investing-what%E2%80%99s-it-gonna-take-to-do-it-right/

Retail Property Investing: What’s It Gonna Take to Do It Right

http://www.icsc.org/sct/sct_article.php?i=sct0312&s=1&d=2

Regional department stores stay small but strong

by Joel Groover

http://www.icsc.org/sct/sct_article.php?i=sct0312&s=1&d=3

Banks get picky

by Steve Bergsman

http://www.icsc.org/sct/sct_article.php?i=sct0312&s=1&d=5

Green giants shrink eco-friendly costs

By Steve McLinden

http://www.icsc.org/sct/sct_article.php?i=sct0312&s=2&d=5

Target to showcase community merchants

http://www.icsc.org/sct/sct_article.php?i=sct0312&s=4&d=

Boomers save women’s apparel chains

by Beth Karlin

http://www.icsc.org/sct/sct_article.php?i=sct0312&s=4&d=2
Cato launches Versona accessories chain

by Kimberly Tchang

http://www.icsc.org/sct/sct_article.php?i=sct0312&s=4&d=3

A JCPenney saved?

by Brannon Boswell

http://www.icsc.org/sct/sct_article.php?i=sct0312&s=4&d=5

Who buys food at a supermarket anymore?

By Steve McLinden

http://realtormag.realtor.org/commercial/feature/article/2012/03/seven-strategies-get-new-business-now

Seven Strategies to Get New Business Now

March 2012 | By Mariwyn Evans

http://realtormag.realtor.org/commercial/feature/article/2012/03/six-threats-real-estate-investment-and-what-you-can-do-about-them

Six Threats to Real Estate Investment — and What You Can Do About Them

March 2012 | By Mariwyn Evans

http://realtormag.realtor.org/commercial/feature/article/2012/03/five-ways-well-work-differently-10-years-now

Five Ways We’ll Work Differently 10 Years From Now

March 2012 | By Mariwyn Evans

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2012/mar/28/digest/

Cypress RE Fund Buys Perkins BYB Property

 

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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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