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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 […]

Retail Development: Top 5 Reasons for Shopping Mall Owners to Work with a Construction and Asset Management Firm

For savvy commercial real estate investors and venture funds, terrific opportunities exist today to purchase and reposition underperforming shopping malls. As the economy shifted into a recession, many shopping malls were hit hard. Consumers kept money in their pockets, retailers stopped expanding and owners ceased new retail construction for their facilities. That’s left a large […]

Retail Construction Trends: Shopping Center Construction Enters Renaissance with Renovation Work

It’s taken some time, but shopping mall commercial construction activity is back in a big way, as owners and operators have initiated only what can be described as a renovation renaissance. Almost everywhere we look, it seems an older, out-dated shopping mall is undergoing a substantial commercial construction renovation. In the Chicago area alone, there […]