Weekend Recap- September 21 Edition

Tim’s must reads:

A spike in 10-year Treasury yields could trigger a financial crisis to rival the Great Depression
Big winners after Toys R Us’ death are still Walmart and Target, but also Costco

Local:

Real Estate Buzz: New Shopping Center Coming to Uptown Dallas
New owners to redevelop North Dallas retail center
‘Build For Your Backyard’: Lessons Emerging Markets Have Learned From Successful Retail Hubs
Why Money rates Frisco as ‘best place to live’ in U.S. in 2018
Hall Arts project in downtown Dallas will open at the end of next year
Frisco Station developers ready to start construction on second major office building

National:

Another retailer is getting in the restaurant business
Staples makes $996 million deal
Sears Downsizing is Scary
Empty storefronts pose unique retail opportunities
Amazon Go could open ‘thousands’ of stores over next three years
How Dead Malls Are Resurrecting As Something Else
AT&T to open 1,000 stores

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Weekend Recap- September 14 Edition

Tim’s must reads:

Retail’s New Black May Be The Sale Leaseback
A Sears closes and a new idea takes shape at a Massachusetts mall
New shopping center on the way at the old Sam’s Club site near Dallas’ Cityplace
Check out Casa View Shopping Center’s makeover

Local:

DFW Construction Retreats Due to Large Completions
No Stopping Allen Growth
Trying to come to grips with the possibility of a giant Ferris wheel on the Dallas skyline
Frisco Expects 50% Population Growth in a Decade
Downtown Dallas’ landmark Comerica Bank Tower gets $163 million in new funding
Dallas’ midcentury Casa View Village shopping center gets a major makeover
Developers buy North Dallas shopping center for major redo
‘Build For Your Backyard’: Lessons Emerging Markets Have Learned From Successful Retail Hubs

National:

Walgreens To Buy Patient Files From 185 Fred’s Pharmacies
Fred’s stock rockets after $165 million deal to sell pharmacy files to Walgreens
Walmart Thinks ‘Kidfluencers’ Will Help Nab Share Of Toys ‘R’ Us’ $11 Billion Business
Amazon Prime subscribers will more than double to 275 million in the next decade, Citi says
Subway Kills The $5 Footlong — And Franchisees Stand To Gain
Experiential Retail Gets Mad: Guests Pay To Break Stuff In ‘Rage Rooms’
Dozens of retailers testified about how Trump’s trade war with China could impact them – here’s what they said

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Weekend Recap- September 7 Edition

Tim’s must reads:

What’s Next for H-E-B and Central Market in Dallas?
The Scoop: Central Market Opens a New Store, and More
Are Frisco, McKinney and Allen the country’s best real estate markets?
McKinney National Airport Poised For Commercial Real Estate Growth

Local:

Central Market’s new Dallas store opens with exclusive food, wine and a new apple
Jersey Mike’s headed to Gaston-Garland-Grand
Carrollton downtown gets a $1 million boost and a taproom from 3 Nations Brewing
Saint Michael church teams up with developers for new mixed-use project in North Dallas
DFW’s Healthy Retail Market Led By Experiential Retailers
Fortune 500 Company Relocating From California to DFW
Is the office market in Uptown Dallas headed for a glut?

National:

The Most Important Statistic In Retail Is Not What You Think
Coke buys a coffee chain, setting the stage for competition with Starbucks
After 25,000 Stores in 78 Countries, Starbucks Turns to Italy
The secret to retail success? It’s about experiences
Why Brookfield Embraces Airbnb: It Wants $1 of Every $4 in Rent Tenants Earn
Industry News U.S. retail sales surged 6.5 percent last week
Indian fast-casual chain wants 500 stores within 36 months
Amazon’s fashion push continues with a new J.Crew Mercantile storefront for clothes under $300

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Weekend Recap- August 24 Edition

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Tim’s must reads:

Victory Park at 20: Dallas project finally comes into its own with new apartments and eateries
Fast-casual, $300 million restaurant deal backed by founder of Panera Bread
Dallas’ landmark Cityplace Tower has a new owner with big plans for the high-rise
New restaurant and retail tenants land at downtown Dallas’ Trammell Crow Center

Local:

Driverless Delivery Robots Arrive in North Texas
Austin vs. Dallas Retail: Which City Comes Out On Top?
Tallest DFW Tower Sells in Large SW Deal
Paving the $5 Billion Mile in Frisco
North Dallas hotel to get design reboot
Jerry Jones’ Blue Star Land eyes $38M deal to buy Frisco site for Cowboys merchandising center
Plano mixed-use development Legacy Central planning hotel and restaurant buildings
Baylor Scott & White plans massive office center on edge of Deep Ellum in Dallas
Center Looks to Plug Retail Gap

National:

Walmart completes $16 billion acquisition of India’s e-commerce giant
How lifestyle centers have evolved with the times
Supervalu inches closer to selling retail units
Sears is closing 46 more stores — here’s where they are
Alternative Tenants Invigorate Retail
The ‘breadth of success’ from traditional retailers will only continue going forward, UBS analyst says

 

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Weekend Recap- August 17 Edition

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Tim’s must reads:

130-year-old Continental Gin Building, artists’ studios for decades, to become a Deep Ellum multi-use mall
Victory Park Redevelopment is in Full Swing
Dallas hotel building boom is second only to New York City
New York and D-FW will have the most new apartments in 2018
Texas Retail Responds To Changes With Delivery Slowdown

Local:

How Hunt Realty Will Push DFW Corporate Relocation Farther North
With Legacy West almost done, Fehmi Karahan is ready for an even bigger deal in Frisco
2 Submarkets Are Stealing All The Office Leasing Activity
High-rise hotel project on the way in Irving’s Las Colinas development
After 106 years, Highland Park Soda Fountain is closing
First Industrial Realty Begins First Park 121 Project in Northwest Dallas
New apartment and retail project on the way across from Galleria in Far North Dallas
Dallas County real estate up for grabs with planned sales
Renovation plan would turn 93-year-old West End building into hotel in downtown Dallas

National:

Kroger in partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant
DSW’s new Las Vegas store an experience all its own
J.C. Penney to open 500 baby shops amid closure of Babies R’ Us
NRF lifts 2018 U.S. retail sales forecast on strong job market, tax reform
McDonald’s to spend $6 billion on nationwide restaurant makeovers
A 3 a.m. bankruptcy filing, unpaid millions, and IHOb burgers: Inside the $23 million battle raging within Applebee’s
More senior communities are adding retail

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Weekend Recap- August 10 Edition

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Tim’s must reads:

“Mattress Firm, the largest mattress retailer in the United States, is considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it looks to close hundreds of under-performing stores and return to financial stability, according to The Chronicle, which cited a report by Reuters. The retailer operates some 3,400 stores nationwide.”

Retailer with 3,400 stores-plus reportedly considering bankruptcy
EXCLUSIVE: Mattress Firm explores U.S. bankruptcy to close stores
There’s a fierce battle over your bed: Industry goes to the mattresses
Mattress Firm reportedly weights bankruptcy, store closures

Local:

Frisco’s first foray into pro sports, the Superdrome, is being dismantled by cyclists who hope to rebuild
New development plan in the works for Plano’s struggling Collin Creek Mall
See which Dallas billionaire is investing in a $60 million office development in University Park
New York, Atlanta investors team up to buy 582-unit apartment in Farmers Branch
Japan firm eyes hotel in Plano’s booming Legacy project
Frisco’s Largest Piece of Undeveloped Land Has New Owner
After Royal Blue opening, downtown Dallas eager for more grocery options
Dallas and other Texas metros make new list of U.S. boomtowns
Houston real estate developer lands at McKinney airport with property buy

National:

Casper, a Web Pioneer, to Open 200 Stores Read more about my predictions on this back in March
Retail jobs up in July
Kroger moves into Florida with shopping center purchase
The big prediction at Net Lease Summit: A slowdown isn’t near
Off-price retailer files Chapter 11, plans to close some stores
Shopping mall owners fill empty stores with offices as coworking companies branch out
Who Are The Top 10 U.S. Online Retailers?

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Weekend Recap- August 3 Edition

Tim’s must reads:

WeWork Goes Big In Victory Park
Yes, Hyperloop Is Real
What happened to the vacant Sports Authority stores? One in North Dallas is getting carved up
Is the retail collapse over? Shopping mall owners think so.

Local:

From DFW Airport To City Of Allen, 121 Corridor Is Booming
New building, new businesses bringing big changes to Dallas’ historic West End
Bayside developer says vision is the same, even without building a crystal lagoon on Lake Ray Hubbard
Hispanic-focused movie theater and LA Fitness to anchor Oak Cliff’s Wynnewood Village
Uptown Dallas Marriott hotel project gets $61 million in funding
In Dallas, The Battle For Convenience Is Reshaping Brick-And-Mortar Retail
DFW Bucks Trend Of Amazon Monopoly
New owners of Dallas’ landmark Infomart eye construction of addition

National:

How New Entrants are Shaping the Future of Retail
Is the retail collapse over? Shopping mall owners think so
RadioShack is back. Kinda
Kroger is launching free delivery on thousands of items in a new offensive against Walmart, Amazon, and Target
Starbucks opens new retail concept—complete with a bar
Auction scheduled for more Toys ‘R’ Us locations
Brookstone files for bankruptcy with plans to shutter more than 100 stores in malls
Small-shop leasing strong in 2Q, open-air retail REITs say

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Weekend Recap- July 27 Edition

Tim’s must reads:

D-FW is still second in the country this year for construction starts
D-FW construction bounced back in June from a year ago
See what DART’s forgotten subway station under North Central Expressway looks like
DFW Retail Inventory Targets 200M SF

Local:

Tallest Building in The West End Reaches Construction Milestone
Sam’s Club to open a technology office separate from Walmart in downtown Dallas
Is Dallas-Fort Worth The Next Frontier For Coworking?
Thousands of new renters are fueling demand for D-FW apartments
1,000-home Waterscape community opening northeast of Dallas
Real Estate Strategy Drives Fast Growth For Big-Box Retailer At Home
The tallest new building in downtown Dallas’ West End district is heading for a finish in January
New twin tower project going up in Plano’s booming Legacy development
Growing tech firms are gobbling up almost 30 percent of D-FW office space

National:

Amazon is launching a better version of the post office in cities around the country. Here’s what it’s like to use.
Chick-fil-A is taking on Blue Apron in an unprecedented move for a fast-food chain
Lidl USA: What Went Wrong And What It Can Do To Recover
AutoZone, O’Reilly fend off Amazon and Walmart in battle over auto parts market … for now
Retail stocks are proving that Amazon is not the industry-killer everyone feared
Toys ‘R’ Us moves to sell 284 properties
Domino’s Pizza to deliver 2,350 new stores
Ross on track to open 100 stores this year
New structures have boosted 1031 exchange investment
Home goods retailer Overstock.com makes push into real estate

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Weekend Recap- July 20 Edition

Tim’s must reads:

While E-Commerce Sales Grew, DFW Added 50 Million Square Feet of Retail in 15 Years
Report: Proposed new tariffs would hurt these retailers the most
Studio Movie Grill Plans International Expansion, More Domestic Locations

Below are a few articles that I found interesting this week.

Local:

Nokia Signs Two-Building Lease at Cypress Waters
1980s-era Uptown Office To Be Renovated, Add Restaurant
Landmark Oak Cliff high-rise hits the market for sale
While Costco prepares its new store in McKinney, it hasn’t given up hope on a second Dallas site
How UT-Dallas is preparing for DART’s Cotton Belt stop
3 Local Cities Rank as Best Places for 1st-Time Homebuyers: Report
More pretty pictures of what could replace Dallas’ dead Valley View mall
All aboard: Developers are betting millions on new Fort Worth to DFW Airport commuter rail line

National:

Nike Live Shows Physical Retail Is Far From Dead
Amazon hopes to ride its sales momentum to become the top apparel retailer in the US
Coastal Buyers Seek Higher Cap Rate Returns
U.S. Retail Sales Advance for Fifth Month, May Revised Up
First Look: Casper at Nordstrom
Petco tries to ‘Amazon-proof’ its business with a new store
Icons, Artisans & Outliers: How Coal Drops Yard Is Reinventing Mall Culture

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