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Blackstone and Equity Office’s $500M Willis Tower Transformation cements commitment to Retail Construction and Chicago

Retail in Chicago, especially high-street retail, has performed very well in recent years. While rents have increased steadily, major new retail construction in the central business district has been limited.  That is all changing with a massive $500 million investment … Continue reading

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Winter Is Coming: Is Your Shopping Center Ready?

Just as many Chicagoans break out their parkas and tune-up their snow blowers in time for the upcoming winter season, retail property owners and managers must plan for the next #Snowpocalypse. Retail properties are accessible to the general public nearly 24/7, … Continue reading

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Chicago Q3 Retail Overview

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Are Quick Service Restaurants Cool Enough to Make it in Hot Fulton Market?

For years now, Chicago’s West Loop, particularly the Fulton Market area, has been known as one of the city’s top upscale dining destinations. Now, with a recent influx of office users, residential developments and hotels, QSR’s (quick service restaurants) are … Continue reading

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Demand Is High but Lack of Product Slows Retail Investment Market

Demand for quality retail investment properties remains high across multiple product types — core product, single-net lease buildings, and, especially value- add plays — yet buyers are finding a dearth of deals available, as owners are reluctant to part with … Continue reading

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The Science of Placemaking: How Retailers are Elevating the Consumer Experience

As e-commerce continues to increase its share of overall retail sales in the U.S., landlords and retailers alike are rethinking how to attract consumers to physical locations. If shopping at a brick-and-mortar location has lost the edge in convenience, it … Continue reading

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Top Four Takeaways from ICSC RECON 2016

ICSC hosted its annual RECON event in Las Vegas last month. Hundreds of CBRE retail brokers were in attendance, including dozens from our Chicago office. According to Joe Parrott, senior vice president, and Adam Foret, associate, these were some of … Continue reading

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