Retail

Washington Trust provides $1.9 million financing

Providence, RI Washington Trust’s Commercial Real Estate Group provided $1.9 million to Capstone Properties/RPS Associa...

Curtin joins CBRE/New England retail team as senior vice president/partner

Boston, MA According to CBRE/New England, Matt Curtin has joined the company as senior vice president/partner with the company’s retai...

Is eCommerce killing brick-and-mortar retail? Change creating opportunity for the AEC industry - by Rainer Muhlbauer

Rainer Muhlbauer, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is director of architecture, principal for BL Companies, Meriden, Conn. ...

Time is of the essence when it comes to putting a mall or large commercial building on the market - by Michael Carey

Consumer behavior seems to constantly evolve, yet with the advancements in technology, the evolution is now measured in years instead of decades. Thanks to smart devices, consumers find convenience and peace of mind while shopping on the go and the numbers are telling. Forrester, a research company, estimates e-commerce is now a $200 billion industry capturing nearly 10% of sales. While the consumer gains, the brick-and-mortar stores are the “victim,” vacating malls and other buildings as retailers fail to adapt.

Creating public spaces to become local destinations teaming with energy and activity - by James Shaffer

James Shaffer is president of Streetscapes Inc., Denver, CO.  ...

Creating experiences with real estate in a digital world at our shopping centers - by Brian Kaplan

The Right Mix  Now more than ever, consumers want experiences, convenience, and value. We create experiences at our shopping centers...

Monitoring for fire alarms: Are you ready for change? What you need to know - by Tom Norton

What you need to know  One of the most drastic changes in technology is the way a fire alarm system reports to the monitoring or sup...

Landscape architecture is experiencing a resurgence in healthcare development projects - by William Fleming

William Fleming is a principal at William Fleming Associates, Inc., Stoneham, Mass. ...

The power of well-branded signage – Jordan’s Furniture case study - by Richard Poyant

Richard Poyant is the president of Poyant Signs, New Bedford, Mass. ...

Question of the Month: Do I need a survey? Every good project starts with a good survey and professional land surveyor - by Kevin Kiernan

Kevin Kiernan is an associate and survey manager for RJO’Connell & Associates, Stoneham, Mass. ...