Retail W Minnesota
Building the perfect strip center? It takes patience and the right mix of retailers

Building the perfect strip center? It takes patience and the right mix of retailers

There are strip malls that seem cursed. Half their stores are vacant at all times. Their parking lots are crumbling. Businesses open one week and are gone by the following month. There are others that lead a seemingly charmed life. They attract big-name tenants, boast parking lots that are always packed and retain the same high-performing retailers for decades. Why is this? Why do some strip malls thrive while others struggle?

Office W Minnesota

It’s not about Millennial vs. Boomer. It’s not about walls vs. benches

Most current discussions about the trends shaping modern office space define themselves in terms of age first, purpose second. Does the space bring in younger workers? Does the floor plan promote collaboration (a word that may have been overused to the point of losing its meaning)? The pendulum keeps swinging from one trend to another based on the perceived preferences of the largest group of recruits or furniture styles at trendy, hip offices.