Tag: commercial real estate


Retail + Technology = Convenience, Personalization, Innovation

By David Poline

You’ve heard about Seattle’s Amazon Go store —this easy-in, easy-out concept creates seamless customer experiences through the ultimate combination of physical store + technology. And it’s a prime example of technology impacting retail. Inspired by XRC Labs Founder and Managing Director Pano Anthos’ presentation at the 2018 ICSC OAC Summit earlier this year, I’ve been fascinated by the integration and ever-evolving intersection of retail and technology. In ways that are obvious and some that are…

Maximize Your ICSC RECon Experience

By David Poline

 #ICSCRECon We originally published this post last year and received such positive feedback that we decided to post it again.  I hope this post serves you well and to see you happy and healthy in Vegas! While most people in retail real estate have been to the national ICSC Real Estate Conference (commonly known as “RECon”) in Las Vegas, not everyone is a “pro” attendee.  It’s easy to forget key points from year-to-year, so whether you’re a…

Jeff & Tammy Pape

Connections:  Q&A with Jeff Pape, Managing Director – Shopping Center and Diversified Divisions, GBT Realty

By David Poline

Connections is a Q&A series with some of the shopping center industry's most notable professionals.  Jeff Pape, Managing Director of the Shopping Center and Diversified Divisions at GBT Realty is our inaugural participant.  We hope you enjoy getting to know our industry associates.    Beginnings Where did you start your real estate career?  In Rochester, NY.  After working for an engineering firm right out of college for five years followed by two years as a Project Manager at the…

Is There a Talent Shortage in the Commercial Real Estate Sector?

Is the Commercial Real Estate Talent Pool Growing or Slowing?

By David Poline

Despite a future that will certainly be altered by robot labor and artificial intelligence, human capital continues to power industry in the United States and across the world.  Maintaining a talented workforce is essential for our economy to fulfill its true potential. Fortunately, the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) sector continues to employ some of the brightest and most creative minds out there and these individuals help make the $5 trillion industry what it is today.…

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