1) What Seattle retailers are going to break the new frontiers of innovation?
2) Can ground floor mixed–use and retail coexist?
3) What tenants are disrupting the space?
4) Do developers and retailers have a plan to combat vacancies?
5) Are developers bearish or bullish on Seattle's retail and mixed-use market?
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Breakfast & Networking
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Seattle, WA 98101
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The holiday season is upon us and one of the lingering questions that shoppers contemplate is; where are they going to get there stocking stuffers?
When glued to your computer or TV, we are constantly presented with deals and discounts linking back to retailer’s homepages. The retail industry is looking to innovate with each passing year, but who is going leading the charge?
RetailWeek's Nicola Smith writes, “In today’s competitive marketplace where the competition is just one click away, the end-to-end customer experience offered by online and physical retailers is critical.” As the state of the traditional retail continues to be in flux, many prolific owner/operators are taking notice and hedging their bets!
One way retail property owners are looking to diversify their portfolios is by being innovative with types of tenants they target for their shopping centers, malls & ground floor properties. Martin Architectural Group principal Drew Romanic goes on to say “There’s not a lot of ground-up spec retail happening, but we’re finding that, for new construction, it used to be 50-50 food and retail, and it’s now 70-30 for food versus retail.” Food is always going to be a draw, and adding additional services to mixed-use properties could provide a sliver of hope to those on the fence about this asset class!
Join us as we discuss many of the pressing issues revolving around the ground floor.
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