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Reinventing Retail In The Age Of Amazon

Reinventing Retail In The Age Of Amazon

In a fast-changing retail landscape, shopping centers’ challenge is to remain frequent destinations. Particularly in the suburbs, that often involves a “de-malling” strategy – tearing down interior space and replacing it with stores with direct entrances.

More Than Just Bricks And Mortar

More Than Just Bricks And Mortar

Despite the recent rash of announced store closings, bricks and mortar retail is not going away. Consider these statistics: 85 percent of shoppers state that touching a product in a store is an important part of the decision to buy, and 71 percent of online sales involve the physical store at some point along the path to purchase .

The Importance Of Recordkeeping

The Importance Of Recordkeeping

Many commercial leases provide for automatic extension of the term unless one party notifies the other in writing within a certain timeframe that it desires not to extend the lease term – but what constitutes “a certain timeframe” can be a matter of debate.

Former Factory Space Draws Creators And Makers

Former Factory Space Draws Creators And Makers

The inner suburbs of Boston have long been home to companies powering the Greater Boston economy, but towns like Waltham and Watertown are experiencing a redevelopment boom as former factories are finding a second life in the 21st century.

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