Six Questions for Christopher Brockman
The prevalence of empty retail space, restaurants and automobile dealerships is fueling the current trend of repurposing specialty-use real estate for new tenants. It's hard not to notice the potential opportunity—abandoned malls that become colleges, gas stations that turn into Starbucks cafés and former Pizza Huts that become dentist offices are all signs of the times. GlobeSt.com caught up with Christopher Brockman, practice group leader for the Central Florida Real Estate Practice, to discuss the trend. Brockman also offers insight into what type of buildings are repurposed, the benefits and more.