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The Future of Urban Retail: A Business Real Estate Roundtable

Posted in Real Estate, Retail

As the competitive retail marketplace continues to shape itself, we take an active role monitoring trends and uncovering the legal ramifications.  This week, we are pleased to share Crain’s New York Business Real Estate Roundtable. In this piece, the discussion centers on The Future of Urban Retail. Our partner and leader in New York real… Continue Reading

Retail Business Incubators Bolstering Local Economies

Posted in Leasing, Municipalities, Retail

Vacancy rates are still well above historic levels in neighborhood and community shopping centers and on “main streets” nationwide — a lingering effect of the economic downturn in 2008-2009 . In response, some retail owners, nonprofits and municipalities are experimenting with retail business incubators as a means to fill vacancies and bolster the local economy…. Continue Reading

Trouble in the Village. Community Banks Face New NIMBYism

Posted in Banking, Retail, Zoning

Can the proliferation of new bank branches threaten the vitality of downtown retail areas? Some think so. As reported in the Boston Business Journal recently, proposals for new bank branches in two affluent communities in the metro-Boston area have led to protest and a call for the passage of new zoning regulations to limit the… Continue Reading