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Riccardo A. Davis

Riccardo A.
Auto Plants Steer Retail Down South
Overlooking the city of Birmingham, Ala., is a statue of Vulcan a remnant of the city's former reign as one of the largest steel and iron producers in
Curbing the Mall Drive-Thru
In the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers, one of the most famous scenes is an over-the-top car chase in which Dan Aykroyd and James Belushi, on the run from
Empowering Women
For years the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network has worked to increase the number of women employed in the industry. It has succeeded in that
On the Brink
After more than two years of consecutive quarterly losses and hemorrhaging cash, Pier 1 Imports is ditching some of its business, cutting jobs and ratcheting
For Here or to Go?
Some grocers are taking the rise in the popularity of prepared foods really seriously by opening their own sit-down restaurants independent from stores.
Rally 2012
Over the next five years the global real estate market is on pace to grow by nearly one half to $13.7 trillion according to a report in August by RREEF,
Big-Box Crux
Big-box retailers remain major draws for shoppers and cash cows for developers, but that's not stopping a growing number of states from throwing obstacles
Fostering New Concepts
As one retailer after another seems to fall in the private equity buyout wave that has swept through the industry the past three years, one former big
Fighting On
The bell has sounded for another round in the ongoing fight between Taubman Centers and its opponents including Simon Property Group over the Bloomfield
No Return
Is this any way to treat a guest? Target Corp., noted for its superior customer service, has ratcheted back its comparatively lenient return policy.
REAPing Rewards
In March, Carla Merritt, president and CEO of La Droit Park Development Co., secured a $3 million, 10-year contract with the Government Services Administration to handle the leasing of 8,000 square feet of retail space.
Coming Back
Slowly but surely, retail developers are readying to rebuild the ravaged Gulf Coast that is taking steps to rebound from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
On the Fast Track
In late January Santa Monica, Calif.-based Macerich Cos. received approval from the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County to rezone its 78-acre commercial site to a mixed-used development
After Hours at the Mall
In response to seeing customers more stretched for time than ever, General Growth Properties is opting to extend mall hours during the weekends at all its U.S. properties.
Can I Help You?
Retailers need look no further than themselves to blame for their dismal sales this past holiday season, according to a survey from Deloitte & Touche
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