Retail

Vantage Builders, Inc. completes 5,000 s/f build-out; design by Walsh/Cochis Associates, Inc.

Westborough, MA Vantage Builders, Inc., a general contracting and construction firm based in Waltham, Mass., has completed the build-ou...

Tenant improvement build-out 3.0: How design and technology have evolved with the times - by Tom Speroni

Don’t blink. If you do, you might miss the evolutionary, and at times, revolutionary change happening in the shopping center universe. American malls and shopping centers…what used to be a staple of suburban life, are going through a sea of change. With a recent slew of large department store and national retail store closures, the retail map and players are changing. And with that change, both the design and technology landscape have taken on an even greater role in the development and finished product. 

Planet Fitness opens 70,000 s/f headquarters

Hampton, NH Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S., has moved...

Newmark Knight Frank completes $16.3 million sale of 74,876 s/f Powder Mill Plaza

Acton, MA Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) has completed the sale of Powder Mill Plaza in Acton, Massachusetts to Medipower for $16.3 million. Exe...

Glen and Co. Architecture completes redesign of Ames Boston Hotel and Cultivar

Boston, MA New York City-based architecture and design firm, Glen and Co. Architecture completed the redesign of th...

New Belgium Brewing taproom coming soon to Mohegan Sun

Uncasville, CT Prepare for great brew selections when New Belgium Brewing comes to Mohegan Sun this fall. The tapro...

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.