Recap of ICSC Western Conference and the Top Takeaways
October 10, 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Progressive Real Estate Partners team just returned from the 2018 ICSC Western Conference in downtown Los Angeles. A total of 3,906 people registered but when you add in those in the “shadow economy” (aka people that hung out in the coffee bar lobby but didn’t register) there were easily over 4,000 people in … Continued

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How Big is the Big Box Problem in SoCal's Inland Empire
August 14, 2018

Much has been written about the changing retail marketplace especially as it relates to the impact of e-commerce but another major story line has been around how developers and landlords are addressing the closing of multiple large format retailers (ie Sears, Kmart, Toys R Us, etc.) which has resulted in a significant increase in vacant … Continued

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June 7, 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Can you imagine attending the ICSC RECon conference in Las Vegas just one week into the business?  Well that’s exactly what Progressive Real Estate Partners’ newest hire and Retail Apprentice, Renae Giacopuzzi, did this year. Renae recently graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Business Management and is following in the footsteps of … Continued

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My Takeaways from ICSC RECon 2018
May 24, 2018

My Takeaways from the Show!  And that’s a WRAP on ICSC RECon 2018!  The Progressive Real Estate Partners team was there in force with 12 of our brokers actively dealmaking, networking and diligently working the floor. Collectively we had a record 100+ formal meetings and at least a couple hundred informal meet-ups where we were … Continued

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Pitch Videos are Hottest New Marketing Tool to Help Sell Your Retail Property
April 19, 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Pitch Videos Drive Maximum Exposure & Maximum Value [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/mf9_HHInjWU”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text el_class=”body-text-block” css=”.vc_custom_1524598043634{padding-right: 1em !important;padding-left: 1em !important;}”] Everybody is talking about the importance of technology and video these days and the team at Progressive Real Estate Partners is proud to be at the forefront of utilizing these tools to improve our clients’ bottom line. As … Continued

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10 Facts You Should Know About SoCal's Inland Empire Economy
March 19, 2018

I had the pleasure of speaking to the Southern California Chapter of ACRE (Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives) in Ontario last week.  Below is a summary of the information I presented about all the recent positive economic data on SoCal’s Inland Empire. 13th Largest MSA in the US – Out of over 380 MSA’s … Continued

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5 Takeaways from My Visit to the Amazon Go Store
February 26, 2018

I am writing this blog as I return from a trip to Seattle which of course included a visit to  the most talked about small retail space ever – the Amazon Go grocery store! For all the press this store has received for its incredible technology, I think it is really just “Amazon So (What?)”.  … Continued

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7 Ways to Help Your Retail Leasing Broker Fill Those Last Few Spaces
February 16, 2018

Working Together Produces Winning Results Progressive Real Estate Partners specializes in retail leasing in SoCal’s Inland Empire and we have worked with literally hundreds of property owners and landlords in the market.  We always view the relationship as a “team effort” and, although your retail leasing broker is an independent contractor, they should be thought of … Continued

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January 22, 2018

Will Rising Rents Be Offset by Higher Cap Rates In 2018? With retail vacancy in the Inland Empire hovering around 7%, most shopping centers, if not fully leased, are nearly full.  As mentioned in my last blog, the majority of the vacancy is confined to a very small percentage of the properties in the market. … Continued

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Retail Leasing in SoCal's Inland Empire
January 2, 2018

Happy New Year friends!  It’s that time of year when we reflect on the past and look ahead to what the new year will bring.  Here are my takeaways from 2017 and thoughts on where the retail leasing market in SoCal’s Inland Empire is heading in 2018. All and all 2017 was an excellent year … Continued

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October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!  The Progressive Real Estate Partners team always enjoys celebrating Halloween and this year It occurred to me that this might be the last year for another type of “10/31” – – aka the 1031 exchange which is currently on the menu of possible tax “loopholes” to be eliminated in an effort to make … Continued

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October 24, 2017

Ciao friends – – my wife and I just returned from a fantastic trip to Italy. We visited Rome, Florence, Siena, Como, and Venice.  Stepping out of SoCal’s Inland Empire for a couple of weeks was really enlightening and refreshing.  While it’s still top of mind I wanted to share a few of my observations … Continued

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