Dorms developer plays defense in project next to Cal State Bakersfield campus

Dorms developer plays defense in project next to Cal State Bakersfield campus

Colleges are experts at building classrooms and increasingly turn to outside developers for help developing student housing. Jerry Hoffman of Hoffman Strategy Group spoke with the Bakersfield Californian about the importance of building social capital between the college or university and community to the success of a project.

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Corporate bankruptcies drive latest Mall at UTC exits

Corporate bankruptcies drive latest Mall at UTC exits

A large brick-and-mortar presence, large store footprints and not a lot of brand differentiation are causing retailers to file bankruptcy and close stores. Jeff Green of Hoffman Strategy Group spoke with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune about the impact of store closings at the Mall at University Town Center.

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Payless ShoeSource's 2,100-Store Shutdown Due to Inability to Compete with Department Stores, Says Analyst

Payless ShoeSource's 2,100-Store Shutdown Due to Inability to Compete with Department Stores, Says Analyst

The store closures continue. Payless announced late last week the closure of all 2,100 of its US stores. Jeff Green of Hoffman Strategy Group spoke with Real Estate Business online about the reasons for their demise in this article.

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New owner of Westgate Mall in Bethlehem: We plan on 'revitalizing this well-located retail center'

New owner of Westgate Mall in Bethlehem: We plan on 'revitalizing this well-located retail center'

"It is interesting to see what potential C malls might have in the future," says Jeff Green, partner at Hoffman Strategy Group. "Many times the highest and best use of such a property is no longer retail." Jeff spoke with The Morning Call about the new owner of a small, formerly Bon-Ton anchored mall, Westgate Mall, in Bethlehem, PA.

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How Sears’ Bankruptcy Filing Will Influence Retail

How Sears’ Bankruptcy Filing Will Influence Retail

Jeff Green, partner at Hoffman Strategy Group, spoke with Commercial Property Executive about how Sears’ bankruptcy filing will influence retail. “B malls will likely look at repurposing the Sears spaces with entertainment uses - health clubs, theaters and perhaps restaurants - as well as non-retail uses that might include residential, senior living, hotel, office, medical and educational uses,” says Green.

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Market Factors that Must be Considered in Student Housing and Mixed-Use Developments

Market Factors that Must be Considered in Student Housing and Mixed-Use Developments

Student housing developers know students and what drives students and their parents to make housing decisions. “To create a genuine mixed-use place in a university setting, however, developers must fully understand the broader market,” says Dan Sheridan, partner with Hoffman Strategy Group. Without this understanding and knowledge, a mixed-use project can become a mixed-up project.

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Elyria Courtyard Marriott to Open in August

In 2016, Mayor Holly Brinda commissioned Jeff Green, head of Jeff Green Partners, and the Hoffman Strategy Group to assess and create a redevelopment plan and conceptual site design for Midway Mall that could serve as a tool for development and a selling point to anyone willing to invest in the mall’s potential.

In the plan, Jerry Hoffman said the market needs another hotel — possibly an 80-room or similar-sized upper- to midscale brand hotel by 2020.

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