Tags: Retail

California gives BART control over development at its stations

California gives BART control over development at its stations

BART can draft plans to fill empty station parking lots with dense housing and shops, under a state law that Gov. Jerry Brown signed late Sunday. The bill empowers the transit agency to zone its properties — an estimated 250 acres of blank asphalt — and limits cities’ ability to delay or obstruct development. “We… READ MORE

What the office sector needs to learn from hotels, retail and — wait, what airports and the car industry?

What the office sector needs to learn from hotels, retail and — wait, what airports and the car industry?

To be at the forefront of the office real estate sector, don’t spend too much time thinking about offices. At Bisnow’s London State of Office event on 12 September, more than 250 delegates heard from a variety of experts who advised that to remain relevant, office owners and developers need to look to a variety… READ MORE

It looks like Google is preparing to open its first-ever standalone retail store

It looks like Google is preparing to open its first-ever standalone retail store

This would be Google’s first-ever permanent retail store, putting it in a league with fellow tech titans Apple and Microsoft. Google will soon take control of 14,000 square feet of retail space in the Chicago meatpacking district, which the company is expected to turn into its first-ever standalone retail store, according to a report in the… READ MORE

Millennials are so last year: commercial real estate developers build with Gen Z in mind

Millennials are so last year: commercial real estate developers build with Gen Z in mind

Apartment rental ad of the future: one-bedroom, one-bath available. Materials sustainably sourced and eco-friendly. Construction workers were treated humanely while on job site. Welcome to Generation Z’s influence on commercial real estate. Multifamily and co-working locations will be earth-friendly. Increased food delivery demands will require larger commercial kitchens. Retail spots will become a place to do… READ MORE

Cannabis, coworking, and the marijuana-industry land rush

Cannabis, coworking, and the marijuana-industry land rush

Legal weed could be a $75 billion business by 2030 In Los Angeles, a pair of soon-to-open coworking spaces will offer a twist on the formula popularized by behemoth WeWork and The Wing in New York City. Though they boast whiteboards and shared workspace, host regularly scheduled meet-ups and speaking events, and even offer access to advisers and investment capital, these… READ MORE

Future of Retail Is Brick-and-Mortar Stores and E-Commerce Working Better Together

Future of Retail Is Brick-and-Mortar Stores and E-Commerce Working Better Together

The retail industry needs to stop taking sides in the competition between online and brick-and-mortar stores. Thi is according to shopping center developer Nate Forbes during a panel discussion on global retail at the 2018 ULI Spring Meeting in Detroit. The focus for mall owners and retailers should be on extending their brand “beyond the… READ MORE

Will Warriors be allowed to bring the noise (and light) to Chase Center?

Will Warriors be allowed to bring the noise (and light) to Chase Center?

Golden State Warriors fans bring the noise to every game at “Roaracle Arena,” but the franchise is trying to prove that it’s not tone deaf to potential sound problems or blind to lighting concerns around its new San Francisco home. GSW Arena LLC, the Warrior’s affiliate that owns and will operate the area-office-retail development in… READ MORE

Fisherman’s Wharf Reveals Strategy To Reel In More Locals

Fisherman’s Wharf Reveals Strategy To Reel In More Locals

When’s the last time you had clam chowder in a sourdough bowl? The Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District (FWCBD) today released a 70-page retail strategy report that outlines its vision for luring more locals to the city’s top tourist destination. The comprehensive document, a year in the making, focuses on business, entertainment, appearance, safety, marketing and the… READ MORE

How the Experience Economy is Affecting Commercial Real Estate

How the Experience Economy is Affecting Commercial Real Estate

Developers should think beyond brick-and-mortar and aesthetics of the property, to reach their audience, investors, or guests at an experiential level. The commercial real estate market is extremely competitive and enticing major brands to select one development over another requires more than just “location, location, location.” With everything getting “smarter,” from devices to cities, the expectation… READ MORE

Marijuana Dispensaries Are Getting Face-Lifts To Blaze Past The Competition

Marijuana Dispensaries Are Getting Face-Lifts To Blaze Past The Competition

Cannabis companies are taking greater pains to design stores that will set them apart from the competition — especially in states where recreational marijuana use is now legal. While medical marijuana is now legal across 29 states, recreational use is legal in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and the District of… READ MORE

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