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What’s the Use? Mixing up mixed-use developments

5 minutes read

Harmoniously assembling commercial, residential, and entertainment elements in a given space is a meticulous balancing act and can leave realtors scratching their heads. William Logar, Vice President of Development Sett Capital, commented at the Canadian Apartment Investment Conference that “it is critical to have the right mix of uses—how they come together and how they fit—you must make sure the uses commingle effectively.”

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Online reviews are disrupting the consumer researcher industry

10 minutes read

OpenTable, TripAdvisor, Google Reviews, Yelp, Foursquare, Facebook, Amazon, Booking.com, the list goes on. All of these well-established brands rely on consumer-generated content to generate a huge amount of retailers’ and products’ reviews.

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The Future Of Consumer Research – ICSC Conference

3 minutes read

The ICSC Canadian Convention is over, sadly. The retail /  real estate industry’s largest convention, held in Toronto, was dominated by one major theme: change.

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5 tips to nail the ICSC Canadian Convention in Toronto

6 minutes read

The ICSC Canadian Convention, which takes place in Toronto on October 2, is essential for anyone involved in the shopping center industry. Organized each year by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), this is where Canadian retailers and property managers meet to discuss new trends, build partnerships and do business together. This conference is also an opportunity to sign any agreements that were under discussion over the last few months before the year ends.

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Why are billionaire hippies successful three times over?

6 minutes read

What do Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s, John Mackey of Whole Foods, and Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia have in common? They all built commercial empires that made them billionaires.
But it’s bigger than that: they’re unlikely businessmen. They are outsiders who built businesses to make the world a better place rather than just hunt for profit.

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Are ethical shoppers really just trendy hypocrites?

3 minutes read

Shopping ethically has never been more popular than it is now. At least, that’s what studies seem to suggest.

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