Fri 08/ 31/ 12

Four on Friday: New Retail Development Panel Discussion

By |2012-08-31T10:23:38+00:00August 31st, 2012|

From left: Mark Toro of North American Properties, Bob Simons of Hartman Simons, Jeff Fuqua of Fuqua Development and Charlie Hendon of Hendon Properties. New retail development was the topic of a panel discussion moderated by Hartman Simons partner Bob Simons earlier this week. Panelists included Jeff Fuqua of Fuqua Development, Charlie Hendon of Hendon [...]

Wed 08/ 29/ 12

The Wednesday Wrap: Aug. 29, 2012

By |2012-08-29T15:57:26+00:00August 29th, 2012|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are five stories that caught our eyes in recent days. • “Grocery Chains Buy Up Shopping Centers in a Defensive Play” by Jennifer Popovec for Retail Traffic. Grocery chains are taking defensive action to protect [...]

Mon 08/ 27/ 12

Hartman Simons’ Bob Simons to Moderate ICSC Panel Discussion on New Retail Development

By |2012-08-27T11:39:46+00:00August 27th, 2012|

Want to hear the latest on new development trends in the retail sector? Then you should attend an upcoming Atlanta panel discussion featuring Hartman Simons partner Bob Simons. At tomorrow’s “Current Trends in Today’s Retail Market” continuing education (CE) session, hosted by the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors (ACBR) and the International Council of Shopping [...]

Fri 08/ 24/ 12

Four on Friday: Jeff DeHart of S.J. Collins Enterprises

By |2012-08-24T12:50:33+00:00August 24th, 2012|

As a partner at S.J. Collins Enterprises, a firm that develops retail properties throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, Jeff DeHart has an in-the-trenches perspective on the retail sector’s ongoing recovery from the Great Recession. We recently got a chance to speak with him about the sector’s improved performance, the latest retail development trends and [...]

Wed 08/ 22/ 12

The Wednesday Wrap: Aug. 22, 2012

By |2012-08-22T09:06:43+00:00August 22nd, 2012|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are five stories that caught our eyes in recent days. • “Store Opening Plans Reach Four-Year High, Report Claims” by Elaine Misonzhnik of Retail Traffic. U.S. retailers’ store-opening plans hit a four-year high in July, [...]

Fri 08/ 17/ 12

Four on Friday: Peter Edelmann of EWB Development

By |2012-08-17T12:15:35+00:00August 17th, 2012|

As a principal of EWB Development, Peter Edelmann is in the middle of one of commercial real estate’s thriving segments: outlet malls. The Essex, Vt.-based firm provides a range of third-party services to the outlet industry. We recently got a chance to chat with Edelmann about his company, the outlet market as a whole and [...]

Wed 08/ 15/ 12

The Wednesday Wrap: Aug. 15, 2012

By |2012-08-15T12:29:31+00:00August 15th, 2012|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are five stories that caught our eyes in recent days. • “July Retail Sales Rose 0.8%, Well Beyond Expectations” by Reuters. U.S. retail sales rose in July by the largest amount in five months, according [...]

Fri 08/ 10/ 12

Four on Friday: Brian Barnard of Old Towne Enterprises

By |2012-08-10T13:25:32+00:00August 10th, 2012|

We recently got a chance to ask four questions of Brian Barnard, the president and founder of Old Towne Enterprises, a development firm active in the Suwanee, Ga., area. Among the topics we discussed: his firm’s future plans, how he got into commercial real estate and his advice for people entering the industry. Read on [...]

Fri 08/ 10/ 12

Check Out Our “2012 Crank It Up” Photo Album

By |2012-08-10T08:43:54+00:00August 10th, 2012|

We hope you got a chance to attend Tuesday night's "Crank It Up" party at the SweetWater Brewery. The event, which was sponsored by Hartman Simons, raised awareness of Spin for Kids, an October bicycling event that is a major fundraiser for Camp Twin Lakes. But if you didn't attend (or even if you did), [...]

Wed 08/ 8/ 12

The Wednesday Wrap: Aug. 8, 2012

By |2012-08-08T10:08:02+00:00August 8th, 2012|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are five stories that caught our eyes in recent days. • “Grocery-Anchored Shopping Centers No Longer the Safest Bet in Retail” by Elaine Misonzhnik of Retail Traffic. In response to the recession, real estate investors [...]