When the Giving Gives Back
NRTA member Sue Rebelo says her recent volunteer experience with the Boys and Girls Club of Tucson can be described by one word: "AMAZING. The youth and staff of the BGCT were warm and gracious." She added, "I had every intention of going there to make a difference in their lives, yet they made a difference in mine. I can't thank the staff and their members enough!!"
Mary Ellen Belanger said,"Our time spent with the boys and girls at the club in Tucson was so enjoyable (and rewarding). Truly an amazing group of young people – they welcomed us warmly and worked right alongside us. They were very positive about “their club”. One observation that I made was regardless of the difference in ages, they treated each other with respect and worked well with each other…. It was apparent that they cared for each other a great deal.
Volunteering as we did, it takes you out of yourself…we saw how fortunate we are with our jobs and family lives and friends….it felt so good to be able to help get the painting done at the Club!" read more
Chain Store Age Article Provides 2017 Predictions
As the new year gets underway, it’s time to look forward to the changes and trends 2017 will bring. For retailers, that includes some new consumer behaviors in addition to the always-expected technological advances.
While change might seem overwhelming, it can also provide fresh opportunities for sales. And with a little planning, retailers can stay ahead of competition to meet the demands of their customers.
To help guide you into the new year, here are a few of our 2017 retail predictions.
Retailers Expect Real Estate Trends to Continue in 2017
The Trends are Cast: Growing Retailers Will Continue to Grow, Shrinking Retailers Will Continue to Shrink
reposted via CoStar News in Real Estate Investment SmartBrief, 12/8/16
"To be continued" usually signals an exciting story twist is coming. But anyone hoping for a plot twist next year to the ongoing saga of shrinking apparel retailers won't be happy with the comments by several top retailers in this segment during quarterly earnings conference calls this past week. read more
Thou Dost Protest Too Much?
NRTA members Rebekah Fisher, Esq. and Andy Jacobson, Esq. discuss a court decision to apply a more modern rule of "Unjust Enrichment," which allowed a tenant to recover payments made under protest to the landlord. read more
Lease Language Lessons From Retail Lease Disputes
NRTA member and presenter Greg Call, Esq. reminds us that what becomes most important in deciding disputes between retailers and their landlords are the words of the leases that they enter into. Judges, juries and arbitrators almost always base their decisions on the words of the contracts between the parties. For retail lease disputes they, in short, "read the lease." read more