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Shopping Center Construction

How Commercial General Contractors Can Help Improve Shopping Center Space for Lease

Even in the best shopping center developments, not all spaces are created equal. Many shopping centers owners have difficulty leasing or keeping consistent retail tenants in certain portions of their shopping mall. In our shopping center construction experience at Englewood Construction, we have found that anchor tenants and smaller tenants in the center of the […]

Commercial Construction Real Estate Trends from ICSC 2014

If you are a player in the retail world, odds are you spent a few days in Las Vegas last month at ICSC’s “Global Retail Real Estate Convention” (RECON). For one week each year, the commercial construction industry converges on the desert city as national retail construction firms, retail brokers and retailers all get together […]

Top 5 Construction Strategies to Consider Before Purchasing an Underperforming Shopping Mall

As we have mentioned in previous posts, opportunities abound for investing in underperforming shopping malls right now. As the economy improves and prices hit bottom, these transactions have become more realistic for commercial real estate investors when compared to past years. However, like all major investments, due diligence should be a major component prior to […]