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What Makes an Effective Retail Center Security Solution?

Posted by Rick Charney on March 14, 2019

Get Your Complete Guide to Securing Your Shopping Center Property Now. The key to retail success is to have a seamless omnichannel strategy, ensure the shopping center has amenities to attract customers, and minimize vandalism, loitering, dumpster diving, and other factors that…

This Is Why Retail Centers Absolutely Need Pop-Up Shops

Posted by Rick Charney on March 11, 2019

You've seen them popping up in October, weeks before Halloween. They also show up in plenty of time for Christmas season. These temporary stores are pop-up shops that fill in vacancies at retail centers, shopping mall spaces and kiosks, and shuttered grocery stores and…

2 Big Ways Shopping Centers Can Boost Revenues

Posted by Rick Charney on March 1, 2019

Shopping centers are not going away. Still, they need to find ways to generate more revenues, with e-commerce capturing 9 percent of sales per year according to the National Multifamily Housing Council. Fortunately, retail management has two very creative and different ways to…

Results: NRF 2018 National Retail Security Survey

Posted by Rick Charney on January 28, 2019

The good news for retailers is that shrink rates have shrunk from the previous year according to the 2018 National Retail Security Survey. Shrink — the loss of inventory due to theft, error, fraud, or shoplifting — costs 1.33 percent of sales, which totals $46.8 billion. That…

Dallas/Fort Worth Retail Real Estate Reaches 95% Occupancy Rate

Posted by Rick Charney on January 18, 2019

Over the past 15 years, the North Texas region has added nearly 60 million square feet of retail real estate space. In that same time span, the Dallas/Fort Worth area has gone from an occupancy rate of 89 percent to 95 percent, making it the longest streak of rates above 90 in…

Medical Tenants on the Rise in Orange County Shopping Centers

Posted by Rick Charney on December 21, 2018

Online shopping has certainly made life more convenient for consumers. However, many brick and mortar stores are losing business, forcing some to close their doors. These vacancies have left shopping center managers with empty sites and huge holes in their net operating income.…

Chicago-Area Security Guard Killed by Responding Officers

Posted by Rick Charney on November 21, 2018

Many bars and clubs hire security guards to supervise the door, protect employees and valuable assets, manage crowd control, as well as handle other security-related duties. Because of the often-risky nature of their jobs, guards face hazards that differ from other workers. In…

How Do Audio Warnings Deter Unwanted Activity?

Posted by Rick Charney on November 12, 2018

The last thing a criminal wants, besides getting caught, is to attract attention. That’s why audio warnings are an effective method for deterring unwanted activity. Not only do audio warnings highlight a situation, they let intruders know they are being watched. The earlier…