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Tag Archives: New York City

End Of An Era Or Simply a Moment In Time?

Posted in Landlords, Leasing, Real Estate, Retail, Retail Sales, Tenant

What conclusions can we draw from the increasing vacancy rates in prime NYC retail real estate?  A momentary blip? Something we’ve seen many times before, only to be followed by the inevitable climb in rents to their customary stratospheric levels? Analysts claim that rents in the retail sweet spot of Madison Avenue between 57th and… Continue Reading

ICSC 2015 National Deal Making – Bigger, Better And Back At The Javits Center

Posted in Retail

This is the second year that the New York ICSC has been held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and no one is pining for the old venue. Attendance was up, perhaps breaking 10,000, which would be an all time record. The mood of the crowd was very positive, perhaps even ebullient, reflecting the… Continue Reading

NYC Retail: Alive and Thriving!

Posted in Real Estate, Retail

Quite a buzz is reverberating from last week’s Bisnow’s New York Retail Real Estate Summit! We were part of the action on April 30th in Bryant Park New York. The message we heard loud and clear? Retail in New York is about to explode! Our partner, David Rabinowitz moderated a deeply experience development panel at… Continue Reading

“Shoppable Window” Technology Bridges the Gap between Online Shopping and Traditional Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Posted in Landlords, Retail

The tension between online retail and traditional brick-and-mortar shops isn’t news to anyone following retail trends. But at least one forward-thinking retailer has found a new way to use both arenas simultaneously to build its brand and generate sales among its target demographic. Earlier this year, Kate Spade New York, long known for its higher-end… Continue Reading

Climate Change Preparedness: Cities Planning for a Rising Tide

Posted in Environmental, Municipalities, Retail, Risk Management

Hurricane Sandy and other recent events have highlighted the vulnerability of coastal cities to the effects of climate change, which appear to include more frequent and more extensive coastal flooding. In the wake of these events, coastal cities such as Boston and New York City have undertaken comprehensive climate change preparedness planning processes to review… Continue Reading