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Bankruptcy Lease Auctions – Landlords Can Play Too

Posted in Bankruptcy, Leasing, Real Estate, Retail

Toys “R” Us filed for bankruptcy in September 2017, with hopes that a strong holiday season would facilitate a successful reorganization. After holiday sales proved to be far less lucrative than the company and its professionals had hoped, the announcement was recently made that the company would commence store closing sales at all 735 of its… Continue Reading

Are Prohibited Uses Prohibiting Opportunity?

Posted in Landlords, Leasing, Retail, Tenant

Despite how it may sometimes seem when in the throes of negotiating a lease between a shopping center landlord and a retail tenant, the overarching goals of the two parties are aligned. Both parties want the tenant to be successful and want the landlord’s shopping center to be active and vibrant, filled with “hot” tenants… Continue Reading

Indoor Play Spaces Draw Families to Shopping Centers

Posted in Retail

After freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall from October through March in many states this year, the conversations in preschool pick-up lines and pediatrician waiting rooms are all about indoor play spaces, including playgrounds in enclosed shopping centers. Parents and caregivers are eager to go anywhere to “get the energy out” of their young children, and… 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

Do You Have A Dry Cleaner In Your Shopping Center? (In Other Words, Why Does Vapor Intrusion Matter To You?)

Posted in Environmental, Green

Vapor intrusion is an indoor air quality issue that recently is getting much more attention from state and federal regulators. Massachusetts is an example of a state that has been very active in this area In addition, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will publish final guidelines on vapor intrusion later this… Continue Reading