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For Retailers: Site evaluation and modeling issues


The New Science of Siting Stores
BusinessWeek, July 2005
Topic: Today's methods of enhancing the real estate process

The Starbucks Effect: Do retail chains really boost real estate values?
Newsweek, June 3, 2008
Topic: Finding sites by studying housing starts—and vice versa

How a Franchise Can Play the Real Estate Market
Entrepreneur, December 21, 2011
Topic: Both franchisors and franchisees can benefit from site selection tools

Site Analytics Helps Retailers Look at the Big Picture
Retail Traffic, May 13, 2009
Topic: Corporate Profile

Model Sites: E-Solutions
QSR, October 2001
Topic: The growing role of technology in enhancing the site evaluation process

Site Selection Models for Retailers: Not Just for Site Selection Anymore
Shopping Center Business, July 199

Author: Adam Epstein
Topic: The multiple uses of site selection Models

Where Have all the Good Sites Gone?
QSR, January / February 1998
Topic: How site selection Models can be helpful in finding needles-in-the-haystack

Technology Edge. Out of the Car, Into the Internet: In the site-selection game, technology is key.
Shopping Center World, April 2000
Topic: The increasing role that the Internet plays in site evaluation tools

Drug Store Chains Differ in Pursuing Strategic Deals
Mergers & Acquisitions, October 2006
Topic: The impact of real estate on M&A

Lowe's finds a fit in tight North Providence spot
The Providence Journal, November 22, 2009
Topic: Adapting formats to non-traditional footprints

Bedtime Bonanza: Select Comfort rises from slumber, turning profit and opening stores
Shopping Centers Today, May 2004
Topic: A retailer success story


For Landlords and Municipalities:
Attracting retailers using appropriate tools

Using the Site Package as an Innovative Way to Lure a Retailer
Shopping Center Business, May 1997

Author: Adam Epstein
Topic: How shopping center developers can demonstrate their site quality to retailers

Right Location Requires Research
Albany Times Union, June 11, 2000
Topic: How a city can use data to position itself wisely for retailers

Knowledge Is Power
Commercial Property News, May 16, 2004
Topic: Going beyond demographics when pitching to retailers

How to use Demographics to Attract Prospects
Shopping Center Management Insider, March 2004
Topic: Innovative ways to grab a retailer’s attention


Other key issues facing shopping centers and cities


Man recruits Starbucks to Riverdale
New York Daily News, December 11,  2007
Topic: Starbucks leads the way for more retail

Upscale Mall may have more Humble Neighbor
The Business Journal of Jacksonville, August 10, 2001
Topic: The need for a mall to differentiate itself

Flatiron’s First-Year Sales Trailed Cherry Creek’s, Park Meadows’
Rocky Mountain News, August 11, 2001
Topic: The importance of a mall’s marketing strategies

We Built It. But Will They Come?
Sun News, August 31, 2003
Topic: The importance of a city’s and mall’s image

Out of Style?
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, September 14, 2003
Topic: Difficulties facing aging malls

The Humble Strip Mall Lives On
San Antonio Express, November 7, 2003
Topic: The future of strip centers

Retail Developers Bide Time, Jockey for Sites
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, January 11, 2004
Topic: When is a city over-malled?

Eatery Indecision: Some restaurateurs not sure they can swallow challenges
Cincinnati Business Courier, June 17, 2005
Topic: Reviving downtown city centers

Developers plan almost 3 million square feet of commercial space
Treasure Coast Palm Business, April 30, 2006
Topic: Gearing up for significant retail expansion