How rocky is the Colorado grocery business?

While The Fresh Market’s closure of 15 stores in July had a minimal impact on the commercial real estate landscape, the upscale grocer’s pullback may suggest additional challenges in the grocery industry.

CREJ

November 11, 2018
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A guide to Colorado-specific laws in retail leases

Behind every successful retail relationship is a carefully negotiated lease. I am not saying this just because I’m a leasing attorney (OK, maybe partly). A lease agreement inherently guides the operation of a retail space. When

CREJ

November 9, 2018

Coworking: Coming to a center near you?

With an estimated 43 percent of the U.S. labor force working remotely at least some of the time and the sharing economy in full swing, it seems that shared office space is the next major opportunity in real estate. In fact,

CREJ

November 5, 2018

Sears bankruptcy leads industry to a crossroads

When Sears filed Chapter 11 protection on Oct. 15, the typical churn of media headlines and shopping center doom-and-gloom news cycle began anew. Quicker than it started, however, it spun, and the coverage began to

CREJ

November 4, 2018

Strong economy brings about staffing challenges

It is obvious the retail apocalypse, led by Amazon and other retail giants taking much of consumers’ shopping online, has left once crowded big-box retail locations noticeably empty, even with many creative promotional

CREJ

July 31, 2018

Personalize, customize to transform the experience

I spend half of my day listening to real estate experts and shopping gurus discuss the death of brick-and-mortar shopping, the demise of the mall and the end of retail as we know it. But I can assure you that, at least

CREJ

July 30, 2018

Form strategic partnerships for mixed-use projects

In a business where partnership is vitally important, it can be hard to determine which combination of teams is right for a project. Mixed-use is an asset class that requires the right partnership team as these developments

CREJ

July 30, 2018

Has ‘mall’ become a dirty word?

As retail properties work to stay competitive and reinvent themselves to reflect changing consumer habits, has “mall” become a dirty word? Regional malls are “general merchandise or fashion-oriented offerings; typically, enclosed with inward

Michelle Askeland

July 30, 2018

Denver stands out among peer cities, per report

It’s incredible the amount of information that goes into a retailer deciding where to locate or a property owner identifying the right tenant mix for a shopping center. While we have seemingly endless data on Denver’s retail

CREJ

July 30, 2018

Construction trends: Retailers seek spaces for social media and tech

If you’ve purchased a product at any brick-and-mortar retail location in the past few years, you know the way we purchase products has changed dramatically. Online shopping efficiencies continue to evolve and retailers

CREJ

July 29, 2018