Hartman Simons partner Bob Simons has published a blog outlining the positive retail real estate trends he's observed in recent months on the Atlanta Business Chronicle's Real Talk blog. Simons also reflects on the optimistic atmosphere prevalent at last month's RECon 2013 convention in Las Vegas.

Here's a portion of the post:

Thankfully, downcast moods and somber faces were in short supply at
the recent 2013 show. Attendance appeared to have increased from recent
years, and there was more serious discussion about new development than
there had been in a good while. The heightened activity and sunnier
dispositions led to an unmistakable conclusion: retail real estate is
headed in the right direction.

To read the entire post, visit the Atlanta Business Chronicle's Real Talk blog.