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Aug 16, 2018

Portland, Oregon's West End district is a place where hip boutiques, national chains, historic buildings, food carts and local restaurants all vie for one's attention. James Cook joins Patricia Raicht, Tim Harrison and Karen Busteed for a tour of this developing district.

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Aug 9, 2018

Coworking tenants in office spaces are big and growing bigger. Are coworking operations a good fit for retail buildings and shopping centers? Would you work at the mall?

James Cook talks with:

  • Stephanie Lee & Ellen Shakespear of Spaceus, a creative coworking space in Boston.
  • Scott Homa, the director of U.S. office...


Aug 3, 2018

James Cook reveals the results of a new back-to-school survey of 1,000 parents.  

Elizabeth Faulkner, who is both a Boston area parent and a retail property marketing expert, talks about her own back-to-school shopping habits and how shopping centers have changed how they approach this valuable shopping...


Jul 19, 2018

How did the concept of branding retail goods first get started? When did people start using credit cards? When did shopping become an experience?

Join James and Taylor as they visit Kathleen Franz at the National Museum of American History. JLL chief economist Ryan Severino is there as well. He explains how credit...


Jul 12, 2018

Area 15 is a retail and entertainment venue under construction not far from the Las Vegas Strip.  The aesthetic of the project is like Blade Runner crossed with Burning Man and Mad Max.  It will be anchored by a 40,000 square-foot immersive art installation created by Meow Wolf.  

Meow Wolf made a name for itself in...