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Tech-Savvy Retailers Will Do “Very, Very Well”

“All of the retailers that are embracing technology are going to do very, very well.” That’s InvenTrust Properties CEO Thomas McGuinness (pictured) on what it takes for brick-and-mortar operators to succeed in the current environment.

Part and parcel of tech savviness as far as retailers are concerned is operating skillfully in an omnichannel environment. Among other attributes, that calls for “innovation and a willingness to experiment,” said Melina Cordero, global head of retail research at CBRE.

Cordero, along with Brandon Famous, chairman of the global retail occupier committee at CBRE, joined McGuinness and Faris Lee Investments CEO Richard Chichester in front of Connect Media’s cameras. In the video above, you’ll also hear from all four retail experts on the implications of consumer spending habits as wage growth ticks upward.

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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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