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Tesla to Add Retail, Restaurants to Supercharger Stations

November 1, 2017

  Tesla, the company hoping to colonize Mars one day, wants to add something extra to its Supercharger stations. As traffic increases to the charging stations, Tesla hopes to partner with restaurants and convenience stores to add food, restrooms, and other amenities to their charging locations. A typical Tesla owner can spend 20 to 30 […]

5 Mall Redevelopments Adapting To the Changing Retail Climate

September 5, 2017

  5 Mall Redevelopments Adapting To the Changing Retail Climate Almost one-fifth of shopping malls across America will be closed within the next five years, according to Credit Suisse. As more mall-based retailers strive to stay relevant, many are forced to think outside the box. 1. It’s no secret that big anchor stores have been […]

Flip Side of The “Dark Store” Tax Loophole

February 24, 2017

The state tax code prevision more commonly known as “dark store theory” allows any business, of any size to “have its real estate assets qualified as vacant so that its appraised value won’t be linked to the business’s profit.”. Rahul Patel, local lawyer and managing partner at Patel | Gaines, flips the recent media portrayal […]

Trump and Retail CEOs Meet to Discuss Tax Code Revisions

February 22, 2017

President Trump has called for tax code revisions in an effort to better the economy. In a meeting with the heads of major retailers such as Best Buy (BBY.N), Target (TGT.N), Autozone (AZO.N), Walgreen’s (WBA.O), JC Penny (JCP.N), JoAnne and Tractor Supply Co. (TSCO.O) the group of retailers discussed their opposition to the border tax […]

Brands Value For Retailers

January 27, 2017

There is no doubt that many mall retailers have felt the effects of the winds of change brought on by the arrival of modern online shopping and cultural shifting. Despite concerned creditors urging struggling retailers to close their brick and mortar locations, Ramez Toubassy, President of the brands division at Gordon Brothers, a global advisory […]

Consumers are Saving More In-Store

January 10, 2017

According to an ICSC study, consumers are spending less money on certain categories in- store rather than shopping on-line. Categories such as beauty products, women apparel, shoes, and accessories have an average of 7 percent savings throughout these categories. Athletic wear was the cheapest clothing to purchase in store, saving 19 percent less than when […]

Wireless Accessibility Impacting Property Values

January 6, 2017

In recent years, a property’s wireless connectivity and access to dependable wi-fi have emerged as a deciding factor for prospective tenants and buyers, therefore it is something to consider in regards to your bottom line if you are a landlord or property owner. Today, many technologies are readily available to aid in maintaining or improving […]

Boerne Will Be Getting a Mixed-Use Development

December 29, 2016

Carbon Thompson, a Dallas-based developer, and local investors bought a 26.58-acre site to build a mixed-use development at the intersection of Highway 46 and Herff Road. This will be the first mixed property for Boerne, Texas which will be called unofficially The Villages @ Herff. Ground breaking will begin between early to mid-2017. The Development […]

Amazon Distribution Network Delivery Time

December 21, 2016

In response to the shifting retail landscape in regards to online shopping and the record breaking holiday sales numbers that have continually risen year after year, Amazon has picked up the pace to complete their supply-chain network to reach optimum delivery time. Amazon has added 26 new distribution warehouses to its global network in the […]

Retailers Effort to Extend Holiday Shopping

December 20, 2016

Retailers have made an effort to extend the holiday shopping season by beginning promotions and sales sooner in the month of November, brick-and-mortar retailers have out of necessity become more accepting to the fact that online sales will take their toll on store-traffic. By starting the holiday shopping season earlier this year, retailers are looking […]

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