REoptimizer® Blog

Importance of the Go-Dark Clause in Retail

Posted by Don Catalano on Aug 15, 2018 8:31:00 AM


When you sign a commercial lease for space for your retail business, you hate to think that you might end up having to vacate the building before your term has expired. Unfortunately, retail is an uncertain industry. You could find yourself in a financial situation where your only options are to shut your doors, making it important that you negotiate for a favorable Go Dark clause in your lease.

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Topics: retail

Six Retail Trends to Look Out for in 2018

Posted by Don Catalano on Feb 14, 2018 8:32:00 AM


2018 promises to be a different year for retail than the recent past. While it's still too early to tell which retail trend will be the dominant one, it's likely that this year will tilt much more towards good news than bad news. Here are six trends that we're watching:

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Topics: retail

REoptimizer's Top Commercial Real Estate Blogs from June 2017

Posted by Don Catalano on Jun 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM


In case you missed them, here are some of our top CRE articles from the REoptimizer® blog in June:
 

 

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Topics: commercial real estate, Office Space, Commercial Tenant Tips, retail, office parking

Six Factors When Choosing Retail Space

Posted by Don Catalano on Jun 7, 2017 8:48:00 AM


If you're used to leasing office or industrial space, much of what you know is not applicable to retail space. Instead of picking space where people work or where you need to store inanimate objects, you instead have to focus on driving people to choose your location over all others.

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Topics: retail, Retail Space Planning, commercial real estate

Retail Site Selection Tips

Posted by Don Catalano on Sep 5, 2016 8:41:44 AM

More than any other commercial real estate asset class, the actual characteristics of a retail site will have a large impact on the success of the business you put in it. Think about it for a second. If you choose an office building that is across the street from the "perfect" building, you might lose a hire or two or have a couple of customers inconvenienced, but the odds are that your business will do just fine. For a coffee shop, though, being located on the side of the street where afternoon commuters pass instead of morning commuters could be enough to make that business fail. With this in mind, here are some site selection tips to keep in mind.

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Topics: retail, Site Selection

Optimizing Your Retail Space

Posted by Don Catalano on Mar 2, 2016 8:52:01 AM

Retail space optimization takes two broad forms. The first type of optimization occurs at a store level. To do this, you change your product mix and store layout to best suit the specific needs of that site. The second level follows a similar process to other optimization procedures -- looking at each space's performance on the basis of a range of overall metrics to identify which spaces are performing well and which need more careful analysis.

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Topics: retail

Ways to Avoid Going Dark in Retail

Posted by Don Catalano on Dec 23, 2015 8:50:58 AM

Shuttering your retail location is serious business. Leaving aside the inconvenience of losing a store front, going dark could also carry significant financial penalties, especially if your lease is still in place. With this in mind, everyone can win if you can delay or avoid shutting down a location.

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Topics: retail