Category Archives: Commercial, Retail & Industrial Real Estate

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Amazon Isn’t Killing All the Shopping Centers, Just Like Video Didn’t Kill All the Radio Stars

Posted in Commercial, Retail & Industrial Real Estate

Thirty six years ago today, MTV was launched. The song by the The Buggles “Video Killed the Radio Star” was the first video played. Non-video, radio artists, like Christopher Cross (remember “Sailing?”), suffered, by not being ready for TV. Yet, how many people today actually think about a singer’s video and not their song? Heck,… Continue Reading

Another Sports Retailer Bankruptcy – Golfsmith International, Inc. Files for Chapter 11 Protection in Delaware

Posted in Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights, Commercial, Retail & Industrial Real Estate, Real Estate

Golfsmith International, Inc., a specialty golf retailer with 109 Golfsmith stores across the U.S. and 55 Golf Town stores in Canada, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. This case follows other large sports retailer bankruptcy cases, including Sports Authority and Eastern Mountain Sports, who both filed Chapter… Continue Reading

Shopping Malls Profit from Fun

Posted in Commercial, Retail & Industrial Real Estate, Real Estate

How can retail landlords make more money? A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, entitled Shopping Malls’ New Product: Fun reveals the answer…add amusement attractions. According to the article, many U.S. malls are profiting from entertainment tenants and amusement attractions, including go-kart racing, indoor rope climbing, laser tag, skydiving simulators, escape rooms, high-tech golf… Continue Reading

Say What You Mean – 3 Easy Steps to Avoid Ambiguous Agreements

Posted in Commercial, Retail & Industrial Real Estate

Have you ever read a confusing contract and scratched your head? Whether it is a lease, operating agreement, or other contract, it is imperative to understand what you want. It is also important to negotiate and draft agreements quickly to avoid losing opportunities. Failure to clearly say what you mean can result in unexpected costs,… Continue Reading

The Looming NJ Transit Strike – Tips for Real Estate Companies and Businesses

Posted in Commercial, Retail & Industrial Real Estate

A transit strike could hurt many people. Many people could suffer delays, or be left without a way to get to work. Businesses could also suffer without employees and customers. And commercial, retail, and other property and business owners could lose business and sales. The looming strike is a reminder that although you can’t stop… Continue Reading

Fresh & Easy, LLC Files for Chapter 11 in Delaware – Another Grocery Store Bankruptcy

Posted in Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights, Commercial, Retail & Industrial Real Estate

The healthy but affordable grocery store chain, Fresh & Easy, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday. The chain operates 97 stores in Arizona, California and Nevada. This, like the recent Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (“A&P”) bankruptcy case, is the company’s second Chapter 11 filing in recent years. Bankruptcy… Continue Reading

Pontiff’s Visit to Philadelphia (Part III) – Top Five (5) Last Minute Tips for Landlords/Owners

Posted in Commercial, Retail & Industrial Real Estate, Insurance Coverage & Liability

It’s just a few days away! The papal visit is expected to bring more than 2 million visitors to the Philadelphia area. Our last two articles (here and here) dealt with the positive economic impacts for the region and managing the masses during this event. Here are five (5) tips that should be at the… Continue Reading

Papal Visit to Philadelphia – Positive Economic Opportunities for Commercial/Retail Owners

Posted in Commercial, Retail & Industrial Real Estate, Real Estate

This blog was co-authored with my colleague Tom Onder, Esq. Pope Francis is coming to Philadelphia in September. The visit will attract millions of visitors from around the world. A quick look at prior Pontiff visits shows the enormous influx of people that the Pope attracts to other global cities: Attendees Global City 3.5 Million Copacabana Beach,… Continue Reading

Developed Lot Shortages Still a Lingering Problem for Builders

Posted in Affordable Housing, Commercial, Retail & Industrial Real Estate, Real Estate

The National Association of Homebuilders released a report, consistent with our predictions, indicating that approved lots ready for construction are a scarcity. 62% of builders indicate that the supply of developed lots is low or very low. This phenomenon, at record levels since at least 1997 when records were kept, is likely due to the… Continue Reading