Decision to close all Gordmans stores in Omaha is "all about dollars and cents", Omaha World Herald

Decision to close all Gordmans stores in Omaha is "all about dollars and cents", Omaha World Herald

Omaha, the city in which Gordmans retail stores grew up, now sees all four locations close under new ownership by Stage, a Houston-based retailer.  I shared insights on main reasons in this Omaha World Herald article by Paige Yowell.

Building A Powerful Toolbox: Tips for a successful public-private partnership, SCB Article

Building A Powerful Toolbox: Tips for a successful public-private partnership, SCB Article

Municipalities need to master a very specific skill set to work with owners-developers in transforming empty lots and underperforming spaces into true destinations with a memorable and engaging sense of place.  Jeff Green and I share tips for building a successful public-private partnership in this Shopping Center Business, March 2017, article.

In Chain Store Age: Urban influx, urban infill, and urban migration

In Chain Store Age: Urban influx, urban infill, and urban migration

Urban neighborhoods are being revitalized with a mix of retail that includes emergent, specialty and value retail concepts. I discuss how these three work in harmony with my latest column for Chain Store Age http://bit.ly/2i1ndQu