Holiday Retail Season 2022 | X Team Retail Advisors Experts Share Their Insights

Although Santa is expected to hitch up the sleigh to deliver much of the merchandise Americans may desire for Christmas, this is not going to be a typical holiday season, according to several X Team Retail Advisors industry veterans, located in major markets across the U.S. Despite shoppers flowing back to stores, soaring inflation, and economic turmoil, indicate that consumers …

Inflation Storms, Is Retail A Beacon in the Gloom?

The Great Reset has finally begun in earnest, with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell instituting a series of rapidly rising interest rates since March 2022, leaving many wondering if we are in for a Cat 5 storm, or more gentle trade winds sailing us toward a soft landing. The whisper of recession became louder in June, as the markets fell …

Retail Challenges and Opportunities: The Great Reset

An Epoch of Incredulity The U.S. markets are a tale of two economies. May’s recent jobs report was glowing, adding 390,000 jobs almost universally across the board, in many sectors of the economy. In this season of light, spring delivered hope with continued historic low unemployment at 3.6% for the third month running, and increasing job participation—notably among women—as a …

Mall Redevelopment: Repositioning Assets for the Future

Shopping Malls proliferated out of the suburban expansion during the mid-1950s, which brought efficient transit to prosperous neighborhoods spread across postwar America. Rising automobile ownership made these retail centers accessible and convenient, offering a bounty of merchandise and services. Today, those same centers that lifted up suburbia and opened up the world through mercantilism are facing a host of challenges …

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Restaurant Sector Trends

Covid Impacted Restaurant Industry Forever; Innovation Bridges to a “Great Reset” The “Great Reset” is underway now that the U.S. is shifting away from a period of economic uncertainty that was caused by the health pandemic in 2020. The restaurant industry was as hard hit as any over the past year, yet those who survived have found ways to thrive …

Addition of Affiliates ADMI and Hoffman Boost X Team Platform

Addition of Affiliates ADMI and Hoffman Boost X Team Platform “X Team Retail Advisors recently added two new affiliates including ADMI Inc. and Hoffman Strategy Group which bring retail brand, hospitality, mixed-use and themed entertainment expertise. The additions boost the number of companies now part of X Team’s platform to 37.” Read More at ConnectCRE… X Team adds two new …

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Evan Albert – University of Maryland’s 30 under 30

X Team’s Evan Albert is featured in the University of Maryland’s 30 under thirty! “Evan Albert started working in retail leasing immediately after graduating from the University of Maryland in 2015. Evan has grown tremendously in the commercial real estate industry since he began including opening his company’s Washington DC office in 2019 and leading the young broker’s division, X …

Lee’s Summit enlists partners to revamp Downtown Market Plaza

Lee’s Summit has landed two partners to help spearhead a mixed-use revamp of its historic downtown district. On Tuesday, City Council members approved a development structure agreement with Kansas City-based Lane4 Property Group Inc. and New York-based Biederman Redevelopment Ventures. They will be master developer and manager for the city’s Downtown Market Plaza, respectively. Read more in the Kansas City …

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Shots in Arms & Cash in Hand: The Impact of Stimulus on Retail

Shots in Arms and Cash in Hands – What Does it Mean for Retail? The American Recovery Plan Act became law on March 11 – having passed through the House and Senate and signed into law by President Joe Biden one day earlier than anticipated. In the month since its signing, millions of Americans have seen two things happening – …