Shawn Massey, CCIM, SCLS

Weekly CRE and Retail Articles Round Up – August 16, 2012

I hope you enjoy this week’s articles!

http://www.avisonyoung.com/sites/default/files/market-intelligence/AYMid2012CanadaUSOfficeMarketReportAug812FINAL.pdf?goback=%2Egde_2335322_member_144616481

Canada’s stability eludes U.S. as most American markets continue to bounce near bottom of recovery curve

http://commercial.mmparrish.com/cre-insights/?goback=%2Egde_2335322_member_144548611

How To Fish For Commercial Real Estate Tenants

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Information-That-Cell-Tower-Companies-140488.S.144688913?view=&gid=140488&type=member&item=144688913&trk=eml-anet_dig-b_nd-pst_ttle-cn

Information That The Cell Tower Companies Don’t Want You To Know

http://retailtrafficmag.com/news/store_closings_up_store_openings_too_08092012/?NL=RET-01&Issue=RET-01_20120809_RET-01_18&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1331498

Store Closings Are Up Compared to Last Year, but Store Openings Are Rising as Well

http://blog.retailtrafficmag.com/retail_traffic_court/2012/08/07/wal-mart-not-quite-happy-with-express-format/?NL=RET-01&Issue=RET-01_20120809_RET-01_18&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1331498

Wal-Mart Not Quite Happy with Express Format

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2012-08-05/future-retail-tech/56880626/1

Why shopping will never be the same

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2012/aug/8/pinterest-piques-retailer-interest/

Pinterest Piques Retailer Interest

http://info.rockrealestate.net/ROCKCommercial/blog/bid/152825/The-Best-Anchor-Tenants

Benefits of strong anchor tenants for shopping center owners

http://bettercities.net/news-opinion/blogs/kevin-klinkenberg/18762/what-makes-good-park-part-1

What makes a good park? Part 1.

http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=68655454&msgid=878420&act=K5R7&c=350814&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fbettercities.net%2Fnews-opinion%2Fblogs%2Fgeoff-dyer%2F18765%2Fget-your-offices-walkable-town-center

Get your offices into a walkable town center!

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/aug/09/memphis-finds-chief-financial-officer/

Memphis finds chief financial officer in Robert Lipscomb

 http://www.wired.com/business/2012/07/ff_stevejobs?goback=%2Egde_2227016_member_145784656

The Story of Steve Jobs: An Inspiration or a Cautionary Tale?

http://www.dukelong.com/trends/fresh-new-fun-colorful-retail-make-meaning?goback=%2Egde_2227016_member_145604650

Fresh New Fun Colorful Retail. Make Meaning

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/corenet/theleader0712/index.php#/12

Green Infrastructure: Highlighting the Economic Benefits to Commercial Property Owners

http://www.magneticrealestateagent.com/54-ways-to-generate-real-estate-leads?goback=%2Egde_2766211_member_141211471

54 Ways To Generate Real Estate Leads

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/2012/08/why-are-environmental-representations-different/

Why Are Environmental REP(resentation)S Different?

http://blog.nreionline.com/nrei-writes/2012/08/09/creating-commercial-real-estate-alpha/?NL=NREI-11&Issue=NREI-11_20120811_NREI-11_123&YM_RID=greggk@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1332000

Creating Commercial Real Estate Alpha

http://www.creonline.com/crash-course-in-commercial-real-estate.html

Crash Course in Commercial Real Estate

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/aug/12/banking-deals-pick-up-nationally-but-memphis-out/

Banking deals pick up nationally, but Memphis institutions stay out of the arena

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/aug/12/done-deals-recent-memphis-area-commercial-real/

Done Deals: Recent Memphis area commercial real-estate transactions

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2012/aug/13/oil-falls-on-lower-demand-outlook//print

Commercial Council Elects deWitt, Reilly as Top Leaders

http://blog.retailtrafficmag.com/retail_traffic_court/2012/08/10/whole-foods-in-depth/?NL=NREI-11&Issue=NREI-11_20120811_NREI-11_123&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1332000

Whole Foods In-Depth

http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/print-edition/2012/08/10/real-estate-leasing-guide.html

Real Estate & Leasing Guide: Technology speeds process at Gordon Food Service

http://www.memphisindustrialwarehouse.com/2012/08/08/when-it-comes-to-logistics-memphis-is-tops/

When it comes to logistics, Memphis is tops

http://seekingalpha.com/article/802711-weingarten-realty-plenty-of-gunpowder-for-this-gun-slingin-retail-reit?goback=%2Egde_1014157_member_145983495

Weingarten Realty: Plenty Of Gunpowder For This Gun-Slingin’ Retail REIT

http://nreionline.com/news/greener-to-retrofit-than-build-new-reports-find/?NL=NREI-09&Issue=NREI-09_20120813_NREI-09_363&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1332347

It’s Greener to Retrofit than Build New, Report Finds

http://blog.nreionline.com/nrei-writes/2012/08/13/greenfill/?NL=NREI-09&Issue=NREI-09_20120813_NREI-09_363&YM_RID=shawnm@theshoppingcentergroup.com&YM_MID=1332347

“Greenfill”

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2012-08-05/future-retail-tech/56880626/1

Why shopping will never be the same

http://creoutsider.com/2012/08/propertyline-marketing-resource-for-cre/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CREOutsider+%28CREOutsider%29

PropertyLine – Another Marketing Resource for CRE

http://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2012/8/13/the-next-big-idea-is-small.html?goback=%2Egde_112189_member_146478860

The next big idea is small

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www.strongtowns.org

 http://thevalleyworks.org/?p=3065&goback=%2Egde_3851034_member_146644730

Jackson: Connect Here” Rebranding Effort Showcases Area

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-14/retail-sales-in-u-s-increased-more-than-forecast-in-july.html

Retail Sales in U.S. Jumped More Than Forecast: Economy

http://retailtrafficmag.com/management/leasing/store_closings_up_store_openings_too_08092012/

Store Closings Are Up Compared to Last Year, but Store Openings Are Rising as Well

http://www.crainscleveland.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120814/FREE/120819927

Dots hires former Wal-Mart executive as its CEO

http://montgomery.patch.com/articles/sport-clips-offers-more-than-haircuts

Sport Clips Offers More than Haircuts

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/aug/12/done-deals-recent-memphis-area-commercial-real/?partner=RSS

Done Deals: Recent Memphis area commercial real-estate transactions

http://www.qsrweb.com/article/198841/Jack-in-the-Box-plans-expansion-in-Southeast-Midwest

Jack in the Box plans expansion in Southeast, Midwest

http://www.qsrmagazine.com/news/shoneys-opens-fast-casual-concept-shoneys-go?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+QSR_IndustryNews+%28QSR+Industry+News%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Shoney’s Opens Fast-Casual Concept, Shoney’s On the Go

http://blog.thebrokerlist.com/post/29339183227/zeroes-are-not-an-option

Zeroes Are Not An Option

http://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/on-numbers/scott-thomas/2012/08/retail-resurgence-seen-in-every-region.html?ana=e_abd

Retail rebounds in every region but the Midwest

http://www.dukelong.com/trends/creating-content-writing-speaking-presenting-and-commercial-real-estate?goback=%2Egde_2141955_member_147151997

Creating Content Writing Speaking Presenting and Commercial Real Estate.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/21/realestate/commercial/21sports.html?_r=1

After Sports Careers, Vying in the Real Estate Arena

http://www.cresa.com/atlanta/blog/2012/08/five-essential-features-for-professionals-seeking-a-tech-friendly-workspace/?goback=%2Egde_2227016_member_147142092

Five Essential Features for Professionals Seeking a Tech-Friendly Workspace

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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-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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