Category Archives: Retail

Mobile phone screens are the new “land grab” for retailers

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September 25, 2017

By: Michael DeMaria, Managing Director, JLL

Retailers have been quicker to adopt new technologies than most other users of ‘brick and mortar’ real estate.

This statement might seem a little confusing given that ‘traditional’ retailers have taken a bit of a beating recently due to the rapid rise and reach of e-commerce, but it’s true.  Here’s why.

There’s an app for that

While 95 percent of Americans own a mobile phone of some… Read More

Bargain hunting on the retail streets of San Francisco

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July 10, 2017

By: Laura Tinetti, Senior Vice President, JLL

Look at any list of the most expensive places to live or work today and chances are San Francisco will appear on that list. The city’s rise as a tech and financial hub as well as a headquarters location is well documented and has driven it to a high level of global prominence.  Earlier this year, we even listed San Francisco among our… Read More

Window Shopping in San Francisco’s Union Square

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December 12, 2016

By: Jamie Kendall, JLL Retail

On November 17, I chaired and hosted a tour of Union Square as part of the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) NextGen program. Myself, my colleague Ross White, Amber Wright of ROIC, and several other ICSC NextGen committee members (including about 60 other retail professionals) toured 10 buildings, each of which could be viewed as exemplifying a key trend with impact on the broader retail… Read More

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San Francisco Flagship Stores Lead Way for Retail

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December 7, 2016

By: Ben Lazzareschi, Executive Vice President, JLL Retail

A flagship is a lead ship guiding a fleet, and today flagship stores act similarly for a retailer guiding their store portfolio with innovative concepts, technology and merchandise.  JLL’s latest research report Flagship Confidential, shows an increase in retailers across all price points using a flagship store strategy. The report, which looks at 145 flagship stores in four of the most important… Read More

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What’s in a Name? 

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October 25, 2016

By: Amber Schiada, Vice President & Director of Research, JLL

The retail sector in San Francisco seems headed to yet another level.  The availability of retail space in Union Square – San Francisco’s premier shopping district – is at an all time low and rents have been headed northward at a rapid rate over the last three years.  Last week, one of the Square’s longest-running retail tenants announced it would be… Read More

Let’s Go Shopping – Father’s Day

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June 16, 2016

By: Ryan Mathews, Marketing Manager, JLL

With Father’s Day just days away, we know that sometimes Dad needs a little help upgrading his look and achieving that #DadBod. Join the #LetsGoShopping campaign and see how you can help dad find what he’s looking for this Father’s Day.

While online shopping has gained popularity over the years, close to 94% of people still shop in brick and mortar retail stores. To… Read More

#SacOnTheMap – Check Out Downtown Sacramento’s Transformation

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By: Leo Canale, Marketing – Sacramento

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Urban core projects continue down the pipeline

Downtown Sacramento is currently undergoing a renaissance, with a level of investment activity not seen since the 1920s. An improved local economy and new entertainment and sports complex have jump-started this momentum. In alignment with Mayor Kevin Johnson’s ambitious plan of building 10,000 new units, multi-family developers are capitalizing on the renewed interest in… Read More

2 Great Cities, But What to Eat? Pizza vs Burrito

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By: Katy Scheck, Director of Marketing

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Pizza vs burrito. It’s a dilemma I face 24/7. With only 7 days in a week it seems impossible to consume enough of the 2 best foods on the planet. I would go see a movie called Pizza vs Burrito before I… Read More

Holiday Season 2014 Sentiments

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By: Jamie Kendall, Vice President Retail Brokerage

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Holiday Season 2014 in the United States is looking like it will be a productive one. While some data initially showed that Black Friday sales were weak, as it turns out, the sales were not weak at all.

Instead, consumers spread their spending more evenly throughout the month of November… Read More

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