New Tenants at Manhattan Village

Retail Insight sat down with Ashlyn Booth, senior vice president and director of retail properties at JLL, to discuss the leasing efforts at Manhattan Village, which is owned by RREEF Property Trust. The 44-acre, 573,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor mixed-use retail experience in Manhattan Beach, California, is currently undergoing a $180 million redevelopment. It will receive a variety of new tenants in the upcoming year, including Mexican food concept Mercado Manhattan Beach, Holly and Hudson Nail Lounge, Urban Plates, Joey Manhattan Beach and M·A·C (Make-Up Art Cosmetics).

Transformation is Afoot at the Nation’s Regional Malls

The malls of yesteryear are not dead, but many are in need of a revival if they want to thrive tomorrow and beyond, believes Leslie Lundin, co-founder and managing partner at LBG Real Estate Cos. Lundin, who held the “Transforming Challenges into Opportunities” workshop on Monday at ICSC’s Western Dealmaking Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center, asserts that many mall properties are situated in prime traffic corridors — meaning the traffic is there but it’s up to the owner to take advantage of these numbers.

OC Shopping Centers Embrace Medical Tenants

Ease, convenience and experience are the goals of most shopping centers nowadays — with ease and convenience being a large part of a consumer’s overall experience. While these factors motivate some shoppers to make their purchases on a screen, these same goals are causing retail landlords to embrace healthcare tenants. 

San Diego’s Seaport Village Looks To Move Into The Next Era Of Retail

It may be the end of an era, as Seaport Village’s 40-year lease has come to an end. The 70-acre waterfront site will soon be reinvented to include an observation tower, aquarium with butterfly exhibit, public space, hotel rooms, retail, office space, educational center and parking. While this newest iteration is still a few years in the making, the current asset holds opportunity for current and future retailers seeking interim space and the possibility of evolving alongside this reimagined waterfront.

Purpose Before Product, Experience Before Retail

Retail Insight recently sat down with Hernan Martinez, CEO of Cuestamoras Urbanismo, to discuss the changing landscape of shopping centers as they become more of a community center for the cities they service. Martinez has firsthand experience with this as he and his company develop Oxigeno, a mixed-use project in San Francisco, Costa Rica, that offers four unique zones that incorporate entertainment, shopping, dining, green areas, and the local Heredia neighborhood.

RECon 2018: A Pivotal Year in Retail’s History

There is change, and then there is change. While talk has been rampant for the past couple of years that the industry is evolving in ways never before seen, 2018 seems to be the pinnacle of that momentum, according to many attendees at ICSC’s RECon, taking place May 20 to 23, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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