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Retail Reader Spring 2017

Oregon’s and the Portland metro area’s economies are on fire and continue to shatter records, resulting in strong retail sales, continued local and national tenant expansion and successful retail developments. The decline of retail that we read about in the … read more

Retail Reader Fall 2016

The retail market in Oregon continues strong. New retail centers are opening nearly 100% leased, rents are at historic highs, and national tenants in all categories continue absorbing additional locations. Nationally, retailers are reporting strong comparable store sales. Ulta Beauty … read more

Retail Reader Spring 2016

Oregon is back and stronger than ever. Statewide, unemployment is 4.5%, its lowest on record as the labor force increased by 82,246 year over year. Oregon’s population increased by 51,135 people last year (1.3%) and should be surpassed when updated … read more

Retail Reader Fall 2015

Portland’s retail market is the second strongest in the country with retail sales growth of 1.6% (APT Index). Statewide employment is 1,787,100, above pre-recession levels, with current unemployment of 6.0%. Oregon’s population passed the 4-million mark this year and employment … read more

Americana Re-Imagined: Red Robin Restaurants

November 30, 2015 X Team International Partner Wally Limburg is featured in this Chain Store Age article. American casual dining chain Red Robin has experienced nearly half a century of growth and prosperity. From the time the first Red Robin was established in Seattle … read more

Lloyd Center Remodel: ‘New, Retro and Cool’

November 18, 2015 Many Portland residents have heard that Lloyd Center, once the “world’s largest shopping center,” is  gearing up for a complete overhaul. Yesterday, local news station KGW ran a story about not only the remodel but also the … read more

Trend Talk: The Real Estate Industry’s Migration to Livable, Walkable Communities

November 13, 2015 X Team International Partners Adam Zimel & Micah Kagan co-authored this Chain Store Age article Getting Dense The real estate industry is constantly changing as tastes and habits of people change. Today, many people are migrating to livable, walkable communities where they can enjoy … read more

Getting Physical with e-Tailers

November 2015 X Team International Partners Douglas Green, Dave Cheatham, and Jason Baker are featured in this Shopping Centers Today article How landlords are finding and persuading the best e-tailers to open stores at their centers. by Joel Groover Alan Barocas is bullish on the … read more

Macerich Sells 40% Stake in Washington Square Mall

October 1, 2015 Macerich sells stakes in eight centers for $2.3 billion Keeping with the ‪trend of international investors buying up U.S. commercial real estate, the ‪Singapore ‪‎government [via ‪REIT‬ ‪GIC‬] now owns 40% of ‪the Washington Square ‎Mall in … read more

Retailer Offshoots Keep Leasing Agents Busy

October 1, 2015 X Team partner Jonathan Lapat was interviewed for this Shopping Centers Today article by Steve McLinden Retailers around the world are spawning concepts that cater to younger customers and changing lifestyles.                   … read more

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