Shopping Center Trespasser: Fire Starter Is Stopped

Posted by Rick Charney on June 18, 2019

Shopping center managers and property owners have an obligation to provide a safe environment for their retailers and shoppers.

The One Retail Center Amenity You Want to Offer

Posted by Rick Charney on June 7, 2019

A growing number of neighborhoods are designing spaces that allow people to live, work, and play all in one place. Furthermore, the rise of remote workers has created a demand for coworking space. Not all remote workers want to be in a home office. For some, it's too isolating.…

Shopping Center Drug Bust

Posted by Rick Charney on May 21, 2019

Commercial properties that are not monitored can be vulnerable to criminal activity like loitering, drug use, vandalism, break-ins and theft. In this video, a group of individuals was loitering at a California shopping center. One of them was seen injecting his right arm with…

Increase Retail Sales with Click-and-Collect

Posted by Rick Charney on May 10, 2019

After a long day at the office, a dad with two young kids needs items from the store. He picks up the children from daycare. The last thing he wants to do is take them out of the car to go in the store. Sometime during the day, he went to the store's app to buy what he needed.…

Shopping Center Increases NOI by More Than $120K with One Simple Security Change.

Posted by Rick Charney on April 25, 2019

Shopping centers present unique security challenges. Each one deals with its own set of issues from theft, trespassing and property damage, to site accidents, guard expenses and more. Shopping center managers and owners have an obligation to provide a safe environment for their…

Mass Transit Projects Drive Retail and Multifamily Housing Development

Posted by Rick Charney on April 24, 2019

Are you searching for a place for a multifamily residential and retail development? You might want to look near mass transit. The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced 17 projects have received almost $4.8 billion federal funding commitments in total. This only…

What to Do with Vacant Retail Centers That Need a New Life

Posted by Rick Charney on March 18, 2019

Payless ShoeSource has announced its plans to close all U.S. stores and wind down its e-commerce activity. With national retailers like Payless ShoeShource announcing closings and bankruptcies, the industry feared vacancy rates would skyrocket. However, real estate research firm…

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…