Stay Renewed to Help Your
As spring is upon us, it never ceases to amaze me how Mother Nature renews itself. The evidence of a new season
peaks through as leaves appear on
the trees, and everything has a fresh
new look and a new beginning. As
much as I appreciate the annual
spring renewal, it reminds me that
renewal process in real estate management is continuous.
In fact, one of the “old” things
getting a fresh new look is street retailing. At one point in time, shopping centers and malls did a lot of
damage to many small- and big-town main streets.
But changes in retailing and consumer preferences have spawned a
re-growth of vibrant urban shopping streets. Check out what’s
causing this renaissance, and what
it might mean to you in “The
‘Malling’ of American Retail and
How to Re-discover Street Retailing” (p. 22).
That doesn’t mean malls and
shopping centers are going away,
in fact there is a renewal going on
there too. I encourage you to check
out “When All the World’s a Mall:
The Art and Soul of Merging Experience and Enterprise in Today’s
Retail” (p. 32), and “How a Shopping Mall Won Olympic Gold” (p.
32) to see what might be sprouting
in that sector.
While we are talking about refreshed perspectives on an “old”
industry sector (pardon the pun),
take a look at “Marketing to Seniors is a ‘Booming’ Opportunity”
(p. 17). Every passing year I seem to
have more of a personal interest in
Even old controversies can
“sprout new branches.” Normally,
gun-control is not an issue that
comes up in many real estate management discussions. In this edition’s “Face-off” (p. 9), read two
different perspectives on what
property managers think owners
should do to treat gun ownership
on residential properties.
There is plenty more great information in this edition that you can
use to renew and grow your business. So take some time and enjoy
both the rebirth of spring, and the
newest edition of JPM®.
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