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Retail: Recorded

Retail: Recorded

By Colliers Retail
A monthly podcast series hosted by Colliers and Anjee Solanki, National Director of Retail Services for the U.S.

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Episode 16 | Key Current Trends In Investment Sales: What's Blowing In The Wind?
The Retail sector has proven its resiliency against several formidable challenges in recent years. But how does that add up from an investment perspective? In what ways are market shifts and changes affecting investment sales, considering both macro and micro effects? Some trends are positive while others are putting people and institutions on pause. Like swirling tornadoes, global events have been causing a stir around the U.S. acquisition investments market. Listen, as host Anjee Solanki speaks with guest David Amsterdam, President of U.S. for Capital Markets and Northeast Region Colliers, about U.S. Capital Markets and relationships with institutional clients. Added bonus: Learn more about this podcast’s very special guest, a noted Colliers expert. We can’t ignore the many issues impacting the psyche of the commercial property sector. Conversations have been ongoing for months about the rise in interest rates. In addition, the mid-April announcement from Amazon, the question of return-to-office, and the persistent war in Ukraine has people wondering how this will affect the industry. There has been a lot happening around the globe, but the anticipated deceleration just hasn’t occurred. This raises the question of how occupiers are going to operate in this new working environment. Join Anjee and David Amsterdam, as they discuss information gleaned at the recent ICSC regarding institutional clients and the U.S. Retail investment sale side. Global trends are expected to impact American Capital Markets. Tune in to find out how today’s Retail sector could stay safe from whatever blows our way. Listen to the full podcast below or on Anchor, Apple, Breaker, Castro, Google, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Radio Public or Spotify:
July 25, 2022
Episode 15 | Transforming Retail Assets to Mixed-Use Communities
The neighborhood shopping mall just isn’t what it used to be. Such news could mean trouble for every community — or opportunity — depending on who’s involved. This drama of crossroads and choices is playing out across the country. America currently has too much space devoted to solely physical retail establishments. But that’s changing. And for many communities, the change is more than an opportunity — it’s transformation. Learn how creative redevelopment is happening in towns and cities from coast to coast with host Anjee Solanki as she speaks with her guests on the subjects of placemaking, repositioning, and the future of American retail. Colliers Senior Vice President for Planning & Placemaking Russell Whitehead, Colliers Senior Consultant for Urban Planning and Placemaking Advisory Chris Kuno, and Colliers Vice President of US Retail Repositioning Todd Scheffler — three top industry experts — speak on the question of how, why and when to reimagine yesteryear’s shopping mall. Consumer preferences have shifted while zoning laws are being changed, and now successful placemaking means creating true community hubs that are active at all hours of the day and year, not just during traditional shopping hours. Consumers want an integrated approach that creates a place, outside the home and office, where people can spend time, linger, socialize and spend money. The pressure is on to reimagine these centers into dynamic mixed-use places that serve multiple purposes and offer a variety of experiences. But expertise is required to do it right. Knowing the differences between placemaking and repositioning could mean the difference between accelerating success or diving into disaster. Listen, as these three experts explain how economically resilient redevelopment can breathe new life into that dying mall — transforming it into the fiercely beating heart of a refreshed and vibrant community. Listen to the full podcast below or on Anchor, Apple, Breaker, Castro, Google, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Radio Public or Spotify
June 20, 2022
Episode 14 | A Legal Take on Retail CRE
The uncertainties of pandemic-related challenges have exposed startling legal ambiguities in retail leases — affecting both landlords and tenants — and lease language is adapting as a result. Are you prepared to lease spaces affected by changes in omnichannels, qualified gross sales, shifting tenant demands, and more? Host Anjee Solanki asks San Francisco-based legal expert Ken Valinoti Esq. about three leasing issues that are keeping her up at night: What has been happening with force majeure? Ken describes how this formerly neglected clause may be redefined. Internet sales affect business in so many ways, including demand delivery purchases and onsite pickups. How can landlords argue for accurate gross sales numbers? Ken explains some recent examples. In uncertain times, how can tenants sign a lease with confidence? Ken’s insights into the changing legal landscape explains what’s arriving in contracts negotiated between retailers and landlords. If you’re entering into lease negotiations without legal counsel, you’ve just made your first big mistake. And if you miss this podcast, you’ll be making things worse. Tune in and learn what’s up in 2022 … for legal tactics that could affect you.
March 22, 2022
13 | The Evolving World of Real Estate Management Services
Property managers have always been a jack-of-all-trades. But ever since the COVID-19 pandemic sparked significant changes in commercial real estate, REMS (Real Estate Management Services) professionals have been working through an accelerated evolution that will carry us all into the future. More than ever, they’re assisting landlords and tenants in meeting today’s demands with action, innovation, and a forward-looking mindset. In this podcast, you’ll learn how REMS, a CRE field that’s always seemed to change on a daily basis, is now rocketing into 2022 with services and products that were science fiction only yesterday. Restaurants, retail, and more are combined in a one-touch app that provides instant access to any building’s amenities. REMS’ tech-forward solutions like this are making unprecedented services and products the new standard. How about buying a chic virtual handbag from Gucci? Of course, with every innovation comes opportunity and challenges. The Great Resignation has brought headaches for employers. Don’t miss our guest’s Top 3 Tips for better employee retention in pandemic times. Keep up with this rapidly evolving world by listening as host Anjee Solanki talks with Karen Whitt, Colliers’ President Real Estate Management Services, U.S., about what’s coming to REMS and what’s already being delivered to our doorsteps. Transformation is here. Are you ready? Tune in and find out!
January 27, 2022
Episode 12 | Metaverse: The New CRE Frontier
Imagine sitting at a conference table with a coworker in London, another in Hong Kong, and a third in New York. Think of Zoom on steroids — implementing advanced technologies in augmented and virtual reality to put you inside what seems like a real room with your global contacts. That’s the metaverse. Much of it is already here, and if you’re not paying attention, you could be left behind. The good news is, it’s not too late to learn and prepare for potential opportunities that are arising. Listen now, as we welcome back Steve Weikal, Head of Industry Relations at the MIT Center for Real Estate. He’s joining us to discuss the intersection of the virtual world and the physical world. This month’s topic: How will the metaverse take over our physical and virtual space? Boundaries between reality and fantasy are blurring, as 3-dimensional immersive experiences break new ground when applied to all parts of CRE, from owner-occupier services to real estate development. Will virtual properties in metaverse worlds become the next CRE opportunity? Or will technology simply allow us to represent the physical world more realistically? It could be both! Learn more and find out how to stay ahead of the game. Keep a pulse on what’s happening by connecting with CRE Tech,  MIT Center for Real Estate propmodo and Colliers’ Retail Knowledge Leader,
November 10, 2021
Episode 11 | Retail Data Translation
Are you a self-proclaimed data geek? If you answered yes, you won’t want to miss out on our latest podcast on decoding retail data. We have a very special guest, Gregg Katz, Vice President of Real Estate Strategy at Creditntell. He oversees the retail advisory platform and is focused on market dynamics trends and consumer shopping behaviors. In this episode, we ask Gregg, once you have the data, how do you put it into actionable next steps and what should you focus on during the first client meeting? Understanding the roles of retailers, landlords and brokers is critical and this is what allows you to connect and better understand both sides of the equation and gives you the ability to answer specific needs. You also need to let the client guide the conversation – we get tied up in the transaction or showing off our tool’s capabilities and we forget what’s more important: the client’s needs! Gregg also reveals a data challenge he had and how not only he overcame the obstacle but came up with a successful solution for the client. Listen to the full podcast below or on Anchor, Apple, Breaker, Castro, Google, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Radio Public or Spotify
September 08, 2021
Episode 10 | Evolving Trends in the Hispanic Grocery Space
On our 10th episode, we connected with James Rodriguez, Colliers’ Senior Vice President of Retail in Los Angeles, who focuses on the Hispanic grocery market. Take a listen and learn about the top performing Hispanic grocers serving the Southwest region and what they all have in common. Without giving too much away, James shares with us that one of the key factors to their success is their ability to customize their merchandise mix in specific trade areas. Keep in mind, there are different culinary recipes and traditions depending on the region in Latin America or Mexico, therefore it’s critical these stores recognize their unique consumer. We are seeing new trends evolve in the Hispanic sector, which includes the changing demographic of their consumer, store format (size and layout) and the big news now is private equity entering the space. Want to learn more – take a listen to the podcast.
August 03, 2021
Episode 9 | Eatertainment
For our ninth episode, we connected with Peter DeBiase, President of Restaurant Trends, whose family has dedicated much of their careers to examining every dimension of the business of restaurants — specifically chain restaurants or those in the QSR space — and sharing the data and insights collected throughout the process.  We spent the bulk of our conversation peeling away the layers of the different trends that have affected the restaurant industry over the past year — identifying which were truly “trends” and which could better be described as permanent changes to the landscape of the restaurant industry. Further, we analyzed the nuances that have inspired these shifts and the byproducts (good, bad or otherwise) that have followed. Listen to the full episode to learn Peter’s take on the influence of delivery and drive-thrus, the impact of the “entertainment” (form over function) of the art of dining over the past few decades, and much (much) more.
June 02, 2021
Episode 8 | The Recipe for CRE Success Calls for a Dash of Innovation
As the temperatures and vaccination rates both creep up, visions of buzzing restaurants and chilled drinks are starting to approach the sphere of "normalcy" once again. With an appetite to learn more about "a day in the life of a retail broker" during this almost-post-COVID era, we connected with one of our top restaurant brokers, David Gabbai, Executive Managing Director out of our Orlando, FL office, to get a flavor for how the market is performing in the Central Florida region (and beyond). With more than $1B in closed transaction value and more than 30 years of experience under his belt, he was perfectly positioned to explain how he's seeing his clients react, pivot and triumph in the current retail climate and what key ingredients come together to form the secret sauce that garnishes his team's success.
May 12, 2021
Episode 7 | Diversifying the Crowd: The Next Generation of Retail CRE
February was a short month with a long to-do list, but we're thrilled to bring to you this next episode to kick off the month of March. For this month's episode, we stole some time on Jazmen Johnson's calendar to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion — specifically within the commercial real estate industry. As the Director of DE&I for ICSC, Jazmen is uniquely qualified to speak to the matter and, within this episode, we discuss the evolution of ICSC as an organization — pandemic-inspired and otherwise — as well as that of the DE&I program within ICSC. She also shares the backstory of ICSC’s Launch Academy: the ICSC Foundation’s newest talent initiative whose goal is to recruit and develop racially diverse college students to get into CRE. Listen now to learn how a self-proclaimed introvert leveraged networking and other strategies to catapult her career in CRE to where it is today, as well as what is quickly becoming our podcast's favorite answer to the "if you could be any retail brand, what brand would you be?" question.
March 03, 2021
Episode 6 | Resilient Retail, A Come Back Story
To kick the year off on an inspiring and refreshing note, Anjee connected with Shopify's Kristen LaFrance for an episode chock-full of insights, creativity and energy with the "official mayor of DTC Twitter." As the host of Shopify's Resilient Retail podcast series (and Playing for Keeps and eComm Noms before that), LaFrance was a no-brainer as a guest on our show. Her depth of experience crafting successful omnichannel customer retention strategies and helping online and offline brands connect with customers proved valuable throughout the 19-minute conversation.
January 13, 2021
Episode 5 | The Consumer Shopping Journey
In an interview tucked in between Black Friday and the Christmas holiday, Anjee Solanki, National Director of Retail Services in the U.S. for Colliers International, catches up with Director of Consumer and Retail Trends at Creditntell Seema Shah. Armed with more than 20 years of experience in consumer sector research and retail analysis, Seema was well suited to address the shift in retail growing from brick-and-mortar to online over the last year due to the pandemic. Tune into December's episode, the fifth in our series, to learn which retail category has seen the highest online and offline retail growth, which category has seen more of a downward trend, what brand Seema would be if she could embody one company, and much more.
December 10, 2020
Episode 4 | Retail Shero Spotlight
For our fourth episode, we were lucky enough to find time for a conversation with retail powerhouse, Carrie Bobb, founder and CEO of Carrie Bobb & Co.  Over the course of this 12-minute episode, we learned how this industry veteran and retail "shero" earned her cape: completing more than $2 billion in transactions over the first 16 years of her career, landing a spot as one of the Power Women in Real Estate in San Diego in 2018 and tirelessly championing efforts to shatter the glass ceiling for female professionals in CRE. 
November 11, 2020
Episode 3 | The Success of Industrial and Healthcare is Retail?
In our third episode, Anjee catches up with her counterparts representing the Industrial and Healthcare service lines. Pete Quinn, National Director for Industrial, and Shawn Janus, National Director for Healthcare, take turns weighing in with current market updates for their respective sectors.
October 07, 2020
Episode 2 | Brand Loyalty: WellBiz Brands, Inc.
In this episode, Anjee Solanki, National Director of Retail Services in the U.S. for Colliers International, catches up with Grant Guidinger, VP of Real Estate for WellBiz Brands, Inc., an umbrella company that encompasses Amazing Lash Studio, Elements Massage and Fitness Together.
September 02, 2020
Episode 1 | How CEOs Are Evaluating Commercial Real Estate
Anjee Solanki, National Director of Retail Services in the U.S. for Colliers International, explores a C-suite perspective to the current climate in CRE with U.S. CEO, Gil Borok.
August 05, 2020