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May 17, 2024

Tom McGee, ICSC President and CEO, along with Dana Telsey CEO of Telsey Advisory Group, dive into emerging trends in retail real estate and consumer behavior, focusing on topics such as the impact of supply issues on leasing activity, the rise of omnichannel retailing, and the importance of local boutiques. They also...


May 10, 2024

Sales forecasting is critical for retailers and restaurants. Paul Sill, the head of the Visionary Insights Group at JLL, explains how forecasting models are built and used. The episode also explores how internal and external data, including customer demographics, competitor data, and mobile data, are incorporated into...


May 3, 2024

Keisha Virtue gives the latest data on how retail vacancy rates are affected by high demand and a lack of supply. She explores the shift towards smaller store footprints and the impact of inflation on the construction of new shopping centers. She also touches on the varying expansion and contraction across retail...


Apr 26, 2024

Alex Elias is CEO and co-founder of Qloo, an AI platform designed to understand and predict consumer tastes. He discusses how AI-driven prediction models can influence retail strategies and shopping center development, touching on the significance of privacy-centric data collection. This episode also includes a...


Apr 15, 2024


Meet Cindy, a virtual spokesperson designed to forge stronger connections between shoppers and shopping centers. Cindy was created using AI tools, but isn't herself an AI. This episode explores the motivations behind Cindy's creation. The team behind Cindy delves into the challenges and successes of bringing a virtual...