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How Shopping Malls Have Become a Destination

How Shopping Malls Have Become a Destination

I’ve talked briefly in another blog about how shopping centers such as Canada’s West Edmonton Mall draw crowds by incorporating interesting and outrageously unique novelties as design factors, like West Edmonton’s built in, fully enclosed World Water Park, which...
How Mall Design Influences Shoppers

How Mall Design Influences Shoppers

When you enter a shopping mall, what strikes you? Are you indifferent to dated or overly generic designs, or drawn to interesting, unique creative elements? Maybe the presence of installed plants, small trees and other vegetation makes you feel serene; perhaps a...
Evolution of the Shopping Center

Evolution of the Shopping Center

If asked fifty or so years ago to picture a typical mall, most people probably would have envisioned a blocky brick and mortar structure, it’s entrances equipped with dual, unassuming doors, leading into a skylight-brightened, modest, but (usually) boring space...
Shopping in Malls Vs. Shopping Online

Shopping in Malls Vs. Shopping Online

E-commerce is here, and it’s growing. Data from a 2016 Pew Research study reveals that around 80% of American consumers have now made a purchase of some kind online: a massive surge, at least compared to the year 2000’s meager e-buyer rate of 22%. It’s little shock...

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This is Lee Admiraal’s first post on his blog dedicated to the shopping center property market. Visit again soon.