Real Estate

Is Yorkdale Shopping Centre the Future of Malls?

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A lot has gone wrong for the classic shopping mall in Canada over the past five years. Beleaguered retailers laid-off employees, filed for creditor protection or, in Target’s case, took off for good.   But…

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Resurrecting the Zombie Shopping Malls

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“Zombie” shopping malls, or “dead malls”, are multiplying. And it’s a major challenge to bring them back to life.   It’s a worldwide phenomenon. Shopping malls are falling like flies. Two hundred US malls disappeared…

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20 influencers in the world of real estate in Canada

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Which Canadian real estate experts hold the largest weight when it comes to influencing others? Whether it be through savvy online marketing or rock-solid reputations, a select few have carved out massive reach for themselves.…

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Are malls within malls the future of retail?

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A unique retail concept involving the creation of a mini-mall within a larger shopping centre is gearing up to expand to other venues after its successful debut at the West Edmonton Mall.   The Retail…

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How Virtual Reality Will Revolutionize the Retail Industry

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The global virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) market is currently estimated at $27 billion, and potentially reaching a whopping $209 billion in 2022.  Thus far, such technologies have made a lasting impression in…

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Shopping centres: using the Net Promoter Score to retain clientele

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On average, an industry’s Net Promoter leader outgrows its competitors by a factor greater than two times. The Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a measurement of client satisfaction and has become a reference point for…

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