Arrowstreet at ICSC RECon

Arrowstreet Principals Bob Lowe, Scott Pollack, Sean Selby, AIA, and Chief Marketing Officer Laurel Sibert will be attending this year’s ICSC RECon convention in Las Vegas on May 21-24. ICSC’s (The International Council of Shopping Centers) RECon is the world’s largest retail real estate convention with more than 37,000 attendees. Be sure to follow the conference on Twitter using the hastag #ICSCRECON

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Target’s Central Square Small Format Store Opens!

Congratulations to Target on another successful store opening, this time in Central Square. Our work with Target to design small format stores and repurpose existing buildings in urban locations has been an exciting series of projects for Arrowstreet. We’re using all of the ingredients that we search for in our projects: new ideas, a possibility to create something for the community,…

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Brooklyn Boulders Chicago Wins 2016 Chicago Design Award

We are proud to announce Arrowstreet’s Brooklyn Boulders Chicago project was a 2016 Gold Winner at the [City] Design Awards in Chicago last month. An adaptive reuse of two adjacent church buildings, the design reflects the client—a company steeped in the urban traditions of Brooklyn—and represents the subtle sophistication of the climbing community by seamlessly blending adventure, creativity, and performance; large…

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Arrowstreet at RetailGreen/CenterBuild

This year’s RetailGreen conference in Phoenix is rapidly approaching, and will be held November 29th and 30th. After two years as co-chair, this year, Sean Selby will be discussing planning for climate change during a session titled “Resiliency – Planning for a Changing World.” In recent years, we’ve seen the toll that natural disasters have taken on neighborhoods and businesses,…

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Keeping Retail Relevant

I spend a lot of time thinking about how to make the retail experience enjoyable, exciting, and relevant for shoppers in 2016. Doug Stephens, a retail consultant and futurist, recently asked in the Financial Post, “If a smartphone is now a store, what is the role of the store?” It raises a lot of questions, many of which can be…

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Retail & the City (and the suburbs, too)

Once upon a time, people lived in the same places where they worked and shopped. Like my grandparents, who lived over the butcher shop in Irvington, New Jersey. Their community was tied together by local retailers. Then, someone decided that it would better and cleaner and less bothersome to separate where we lived from where we worked, and from where…

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Press

Meet the Architect Giving Manhattan’s Retail Stores a Refreshing Look

This week the New York Post profiled Bob Lowe and his work with brokers and retail owners in New York. Bob creates detailed renderings that show prospective tenants the possibilities for a storefront. In the fast paced world of Fifth Avenue retail, allowing a tenant to see exactly what their branded space could look like at a specific location is a valuable…

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Location, Location, Location

That’s the old punchline about real estate, but it’s especially true for retail. No matter how much we buy online, and no matter how many of us move back to the city, location and access remain paramount. Successful retailers, both urban and suburban, have always understood (and had) location. We are facing a future in which how things are delivered…

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Where Is Retail Going Anyway?

Some say it’s going away. Some say it’s online. Others say it’s changing so fast that it’s impossible to know. While the role retail plays is changing, it remains a critical component of both the real estate industry and our public places.  Even if it’s more convenient to buy certain things online, the social act of going downtown (or to…

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