Shawn Massey, CCIM, SCLS

Weekly CRE and Retail Article Roundup – March 28, 2012

I hope you enjoy the articles this week!

March 28, 2012

State of Denial

Predictions are dicey, but these nine are easy.

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

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

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

Not My Idea of Innovation

Downtown streetscape project moves forward ahead of schedule

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dyersburg State Gazette

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

March 25, 2012 By Ira Meislik

Blackstone Brewing Company enters Memphis market

Memphis Business Journal by Nevin Batiwalla, Staff Reporter

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

The Leasing Tool Kit – Part One

By: Pamela V. Rothenberg, Esq.

Retail REITs See Rising Occupancy, Says Analyst

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

Memphis urban population expanded 9 percent from 2000 to 2010

Memphis Business Journal by Cole Epley, Editorial intern

Stay Relevant and Win Customers

by Jorge Aguilar and Lexi Mele-Algus

Read more:

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

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

Retail USA In Four Years

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

Expect continued retail shakeout—03/22

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

Retail expansion represents trust—03/20

Why Big Retail Is Running Scared Of The Millennial Generation

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

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

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

Golfsmith opens experiential golf store in Nashville, Tennessee

Macy’s ramps up efforts to woo younger shoppers

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

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

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

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

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

Daily Digest

Retail realty profession grows up

Grocers Abandon Big Is Beautiful as Tesco Leads: Retail

By Sarah Shannon

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

Regional department stores stay small but strong

by Joel Groover

Banks get picky

by Steve Bergsman

Green giants shrink eco-friendly costs

By Steve McLinden

Target to showcase community merchants

Boomers save women’s apparel chains

by Beth Karlin
Cato launches Versona accessories chain

by Kimberly Tchang

A JCPenney saved?

by Brannon Boswell

Who buys food at a supermarket anymore?

By Steve McLinden

Seven Strategies to Get New Business Now

March 2012 | By Mariwyn Evans

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

March 2012 | By Mariwyn Evans

Five Ways We’ll Work Differently 10 Years From Now

March 2012 | By Mariwyn Evans

Cypress RE Fund Buys Perkins BYB Property


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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-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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