Real Estate Retail Partner Christopher Brockman was quoted in a SeminoleVoice.com article, "Panel talks about real estate woes, hope," on the July 31, 2009 edition.
The article reviews Mr. Brockman's recent panel session titled, "Central Florida: Where It Is, Where It Is Headed," hosted by the International Council of Shopping Centers Orlando Local Program Committee. The panelists generally agreed that Central Florida is faring relatively well in the real estate sector, evidenced by the prospective opening of new projects and the creation of over 1,000 jobs by the Economic Development Commission. Mr. Brockman illustrated the coming of the "death of the mall," opting for more creative uses for empty spaces such as featuring retail shops and restaurants on the exterior of the building and a residential condominium on its interior. He also discussed the importance of strengthening the bond between tenants and landlords, explaining that keeping and building relationships with clients is easier and more cost-saving than finding new ones. To read the full article, please click the link below.