Retail Flagship Store Construction Projects: Challenges and Considerations

Commercial Construction

Flagship retail stores in busy urban shopping districts, such as this Zara location Englewood built out on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, present their own unique set of construction considerations.

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From Clicks to Bricks: Retail Construction Tips as Online Retailers Move to the Mall

Commercial Construction

Online retailers opening their first physical stores need to be as well-versed in a shopping center’s holy trinity as proven and successful bricks-and-mortar retailers already are. For retailers, it’s especially important to stay relevant as trends come and go.

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The Pending Growth of Retail Construction and 2016 Trends


For the retail sector in 2016, predictions have been made for a near double digit expansion in starts. While nationally, retail may end up in negative territory for 2015, it appears it could make major strides in the coming year.

New Ideas for Old Shopping Malls: 3 Ways Retail Developers are Remixing the Shopping Center Experience

Commercial Construction

Coming out of the International Council of Shopping Centers’ RECon convention in Las Vegas last month, there’s been a lot of conversation in the media around the future of retail development.

Shopping Center Development Strategies: How to Win Against Online Retail

Commercial Construction

The rise of on-line shopping has been a boon to retailers, but if we are honest, it has been detrimental to commercial general construction, with the closing of many brick and mortar retail stores. Sometimes, it’s not enough to add new retail concepts.

Marketing to Home Improvement Retailers

Construction Marketing Blog

Home improvement retailers are a distinguished marketing channel for a variety of types of construction and remodeling products. Retail Line Reviews. To download a printable PDF version of the “Marketing to Home Improvement Retailers” whitepaper, CLICK HERE.

Five trends for airport retail


Once relegated to tired sundries and souvenir shops, airport retail is literally cleared for takeoff. With a projected growth of over 70% in the next four years, it’s one of the fastest growing segments in retail

Retailers Pay Millions for Hazardous Waste Violations

Green Building Law Update

Retailers across the nation are buttressing their trash disposal practices after Dollar General Stores and Big Lots Stores paid Millions of dollars to settle civil suits for environmental violations for the unlawful disposal of hazardous waste, including customer returned merchandise and batteries.

Ready For Retail In Cape Coral

Business Facilities Blog

Read Ready For Retail In Cape Coral on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Business Clusters/Corridors Featured Industry Focus Magazine Highlights Quality Of Life Retail BF-March/April-2017 Business Incentives Cape Coral Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Economic Development florida Manufacturing Quality of Life Site Selection tax climate Workforce Development

Can healthcare be retail?


Retailers have long learned how to function and adapt to meet their customers’ needs. Thus, retailers have perfected key traits such as branding, standards, speed-to- market, advertising, convenience and site selection. Healthcare systems have much to learn from retail

Marketing To Home Improvement Retailers: Line Reviews

Construction Marketing Blog

This is the final entry in a three-part blog series on marketing to home improvement retailers. Part one gave an overview of the retail home improvement category and shared the results of a survey on retail marketing practices. This part will discuss retail line reviews.

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Marketing to Home Improvement Retailers: Snapshot & Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

Home improvement retailers are a specialized channel for many types of construction projects including building materials and supplies, fixtures, construction tools and equipment, and more. This is part one of a three-part blog series on marketing to home improvement retailers.

Nashville planning retail district made from 21 shipping containers


will include a mini retail district made from 21 shipping containers, the first time in this market containers have been repurposed for such use. Architects Building Owner Contractors Designers Engineers Facility Managers Modular Building Retail Centers

Retail Construction Trends: Shopping Center Construction Enters Renaissance with Renovation Work

Commercial Construction

All of this commercial construction activity is taking place because smart owners and retail investors realize they need to refresh, rebrand and reimage the shopping experience to be competitive in the future. Land was cheaper and national retailers were chasing rooftops in the housing boom.

Changing an automotive retail paradigm


Beyond visual interest, this belies a subtle shift we see in the automotive retail typology moving forward.

Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Award of Merit: Disney Springs

ENR Construction

Contractors utilized integrated project delivery for this project, which transformed the former Downtown Disney into the retail, restaurant and recreation development known as Disney Springs via two phases over a roughly three-year period

Caterpillar Retail Sales Up 19%

Construction Equipment

Caterpillar reported a 19-percent Y/Y increase in worldwide retail machine sales for the rolling three-month period ending in October, outgaining September's 13-percent advance

Commercial Construction Tips on Dividing a Retail Box into a Multi-Tenant Space

Commercial Construction

As a shopping center landlord or retail developer, you might find yourself with a big empty retail space you need fill – especially if you had Borders or Circuit City as a tenant. What was once an Ethan Allen store in Wheaton….

Walgreens to build first net-zero energy retail store


Walgreens announced plans last week to build one of the nation's first net-zero retail stores. Sustainable Design and Construction Building Owner Green Specifications Sustainable Development Retail Centers Green Green Building Products Sustainability

Kohler launches new retail concept: Kohler Experience Centers

Constructor Magazine

Kohler Co. plans to launch a total of nine KECs over the next year to meet the global demand. In addition to the New York opening, London will immediately follow, along with Los Angeles, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, New Delhi and Taipei opening later in the year. read more.

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Commercial Construction Trends: The Highs and Lows of 2016

Commercial Construction

Here’s a look at our top 2016 commercial construction “highs” and “lows”: Low: Mall Retail Tenants Choose Local over National. However, over the last year, we’ve seen more retail brands award tenant build-out work to local firms rather than national construction partners.

The retail renaissance part I: How architecture will shape the future of shopping


At a glance, many of the latest retail trends strike me as incongruous. Retail demand continues to grow, but retailers are falling short of sales goals and closing stores at an alarming rate.

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Caterpillar 3-Month Rolling YTD Retail Sales Report

Construction Equipment

Caterpillar 3-month rolling retail sales report for January, February and March 2016. Actual sales figures will be released April 22,2016

Retailers look beyond the sale: Brick-and-mortar retailers are raising their game to lure plugged-in consumers to their stores


E-commerce is reshaping the landscape for traditional retailers. Store closures and consolidations in 2017 are on pace to eclipse the total number of stores that failed in 2008, in the depths of the Great Recession.

JLL Report: Retail renovation drives construction growth in 2016


A strong retail sector has helped drive 2016 U.S. construction activity with retail construction projects up 24.4% year-over-year. Overshadowing the good news is a cloud of economic uncertainty that has companies laser-focused on lean budgeting and smart spending decisions.

Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Award of Merit: Porcelanosa Flagship Showroom

ENR Construction

Porcelanosa, the world-renowned manufacturer of ceramic wall and floor tiles, recently converted a landmark property in Manhattan formerly known as the Commodore Criterion building into a “white glove” retail environment

Retail Development: Top 5 Reasons for Shopping Mall Owners to Work with a Construction and Asset Management Firm

Commercial Construction

Consumers kept money in their pockets, retailers stopped expanding and owners ceased new retail construction for their facilities. In most cases, these malls need significant retail commercial construction upgrades and updates to compete for top-tier retailers.

Sensational shopping: Retail and the emotional connection


Retailers have long studied consumer behavior to uncover new patterns and insight that inform marketing and branding strategy in pursuit of heightened sales and loyalty It’s no secret that the experience of shopping is an emotional one.

RETAIL GIANTS: Retailers and developers mix it up to stay relevant with shoppers


was your typical anchor-driven retail leviathan. Wh en it debuted, in 1988, Fashion Mall, Plantation, Fla., When it closed, in 2006, Fashion Mall was typical of huge shopping centers' fall from grace with many customers. Its prospects for resurrection, though, brightened last year, when Encore Capital Management acquired the property and announced plans to spend $300 million to turn it into Plantation’s new town square, dubbed 321 North.

When everyone shops online, what happens to mixed-use retail?


As more and more people desire an urban lifestyle, architects and developers are creating a large number of mixed-use projects — that is, developments and even single buildings that combine residential and commercial uses with retail and public space.

Report estimates 1.2 million people experience LEED-certified retail centers daily


Green Building Council has announced a new report, "LEED in Motion: Retail," that details the extensive involvement of the retail industry with LEED and the impact of the globally recognized green building rating system on retail development and the consumer experience. The U.S.

Miami retail structure’s honeycomb façade fluctuates between opacity and transparency


The Verge Building, a planned 8,400-sf retail structure located in Miami’s Design District, is designed to take full advantage of its small lot size and reflect the contemporary architecture that surrounds it

Commercial Retail Construction: How to Manage Today’s New Major Shopping Center Development

Commercial Construction

Now, that is not to say there has not been a decent amount of new Chicago retail construction , or nationwide work in the past two decades. This is a very clever concept that has borrowed from old, yet successful retail construction trends and infused with new retail trends for 2013.