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October 16, 2017

The New Retail Reality: Don’t Think “Retail”

Part three in a 3-part blog series. Sophisticated landlords know they can no longer operate as they have in the past. Philosophically, the thought of centers offering traditional retail fare needs to be replaced with the idea of offering consumer experiences. One area is in quasi-medical and office. Fairlane Mall in Dearborn, Michigan, has seen […]

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October 9, 2017

American Woman and the Amazon Factor

Part two in a 3-part blog series. In many ways the millennial retail revolution is three years behind similar attrition within the women’s apparel industry. There, a pre-2008 economic boom and still-strong traditional mall shopping audience would lead to what would eventually become an over-build of new stores. Retailers such as Coldwater Creek, Chico’s, J.Jill […]

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October 2, 2017

The New Retail Reality

Part one in a 3-part blog series. The wide world of retail finds itself today at a crucial crossroads. Lesser affected have been the elite, high-end shopping centers and, conversely the lower-end centers, each of which cater to a defined subset of shoppers. However, the majority of retail centers nationwide fall into the mid-range category. […]

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July 26, 2017

Warning Flags Rising for Private Equity Firms

This post was written by Brian Connors Private Equity (PE) firms and their limited partner investors could face significant headwinds in the coming years due to high company valuations, record levels of dry powder to invest, and more exit transactions akin to rearranging deck chairs by selling holdings to other PE funds rather than creating […]

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June 26, 2017

Discovering Amazon’s Impact on the CPG Industry With Announcement of the Whole Foods Bid

By Michael Musso On June 16 Amazon announced its intention to buy Whole Foods with a cash bid of $13.7 billion, a deal that is expected to close during the second half of 2017. This 16-multiple figure is the highest price Amazon will ever have paid for a company and a good indicator of its […]

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