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May 24, 2019

James Cook talks with Mike LaVitola, CEO and Co-Founder of Foxtrot. It's a neighborhood corner store with both curated in-store shopping and one-hour delivery.  This episode was recorded live in front of a studio audience at Las Vegas Convention Center during ICSC RECon 2019. 

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May 10, 2019

Javiera Pierattini wants to know what motivates people to go shopping. James does his best to tackle this question.

James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL. 

Where We Buy will be recording shows in front of a live audience on May 20 and 21, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  For...


May 2, 2019

Justin Greider and Brandon Delanois lead a tour of Downtown Orlando. They talk about the history of the Church Street district, residential growth in the city and they visit the construction site for Creative Village, one of many development projects that are sprouting up in the city.

James Cook is the director of...


Apr 25, 2019

Paige Jaffe gives a retail tour of Center City Philadelphia, where many say the food scene rivals that of New York. She explains how some simple zoning modifications have made for big changes in the types of retailers that are leasing space. Plus, she shares examples of how property owners have adapted old buildings...


Apr 19, 2019

Before it was a shopping center, the place where Scottsdale Fashion Square now stands was just a stretch of Arizona desert with a drug store on it. Back then, the only reason to go to a store was to get something you needed. Today, top shopping centers are giving people novelty and excitement. Kim Choukalas is with...