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866 United Nations Plaza
The commercial condos at 866 UNP provide discerning firms an exceptional opportunity to own permanent commercial space in one of the City’s most prestigious and convenient locations. The building boasts high ceilings and oversized windows with unobstructed 360-degree views of the Secretariat Building, the Chrysler Building, as well as the permanently protected vistas of the East River, Long Island City and the Queensboro Bridge. Spaces ranging from 500 SF suites to 74,000-SF full floors now available. Ideal for a variety of uses, including non-profit, government, medical, and education.
Cultural Anthropologist & Retail Strategist
President & CEO
Federal Realty Investment Trust
Director of Store Development
VP of Real Estate
Chief Creative Officer
Sugar Hill Capital Partners
Founder & CEO
Bialow Real Estate
Head of Global Brand Strategy
Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf
Click to Bricks: Making the Move From Ecommerce to Brick and Mortar
Co-Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO
What Does It Take to Market and Lease Winning Retail in Urban Core Markets?
Chairman & CEO
The Prusik Group
The Howard Hughes Corporation
Empire State Realty Trust
Anchin Block & Anchin
National Retail Investment Outlook
Where's Hot, Where's Not, and Where's Next?
Kimco Realty Corporation
Acadia Realty Trust
Chief Investment Officer
Robin McBride Zeigler
Cedar Realty Trust
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment (PREIT)
Goulston & Storrs
MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED
National Retail: East Coast Series
Retail generated a record high $5.7 trillion sales in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, making another strong year with annual sales growth of 4.4% year-over-year. However, consumers also turned their dollars towards e-commerce, spending $453.46 billion online in 2017, a 16% increase from the previous year which represents 13% of total retail sales and nearly half of its growth.
But cities still saw thousands of stores close in 2017 and plenty of brick-and-mortar business scaled back their locations. E-commerce is forcing companies to rethink their business model in order to keep up with the internet's giants and consumer demands. The industry's feelings on the future of retail is mixed, but retailers see signs for hope as they look for ways to reinvigorate their marketplaces.
As vacant storefronts blight communities, cities and landlords are searching for solutions that will fill those spaces, whether through punitive fees on the owners of vacant sites or through creative approaches, such as pop-ups or new lease terms.
Despite having all the key ingredients to a retail boom - high consumer confidence, low unemployment, and strong economic growth, Bloomberg reported that the Retail Apocalypse is still to come. The future of the industry hangs in balance, but newcomers and mainstays alike are looking to innovate and disrupt the trends that plague them.
We will be exploring key themes such as:
1) Who are anchors of the future?
2) How have retailers transformed from brick-and-mortar to omni-channel retailers, and what does this mean for their landlords?
3) What does the debt burden on many retail chains mean for the future of the industry, and how will financing challenges be addressed for struggling retailers?
4) What are REIT leaders advising for investment strategies with the current state of retail?
5) What is beyond the 'Amazon Effect' in retail and e-commerce? Who else is innovating, and what direction will the sector head in?
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Bisnow events are known for facilitating deal-making with lots of networking opportunities. Whether you are an owner, developer, manager, broker, lender, supplier, or consultant, your company is a crucial part of the national retail market. Bisnow offers many opportunities for you to build good will and raise your company’s profile in this ever-changing industry. You’ll connect with existing and potential customers, partners, distributors, investors and vendors, and have the opportunity to showcase your products and services in front of a large and relevant audience.
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866 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Floor: 6th Floor