Amazon Effect

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By Joel Groover SCT Magazine May, 2017 Speculation about the real estate role of Amazon.com is growing as more information emerges about its closely held plans for U.S. stores. In metro Houston, to cite one market, brokers watch the local headlines for scoops on the Amazon rollout, and they tend to share any tidbits they […]

Restraint works, just ask J.C. Penney

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When people think about strategy, they often ask what should we do? But it’s just as important to inquire in the other direction: what should we stop doing? This can help you ferret out investments of time, energy and money that fail to add value to your core customers. The recent history of J.C. Penney […]

J.C. Penney, Spam and more

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This month we say take a closer look at how Marvin Ellison has focused his turnaround of J.C. Penney on what they’re Not doing. The punchline — it’s working.  We hope everyone had a great summer and is settling into the new school year and Fall. We’ve been crisscrossing the country between our work in Florida […]

Aloha to Alexander & Baldwin

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This month we say E Komo Mai to Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE: ALEX). Founded in 1870, Alexander & Baldwin is a premier Hawaii company, with interests in commercial real estate, real estate development, agriculture, and materials and construction. ALEX operates a large commercial property portfolio and is the largest open-air retail owner in Hawaii. Additionally, they are the […]