President’s Message: Your urgent help is needed

We are all experiencing the unprecedented ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the safety and well-being of our people are our highest concerns, many are also struggling with their businesses and livelihoods. We are just at the beginning stages of difficult times for the retail real estate industry, especially for many of our retailers. Countless …

President’s Message: Don’t just paint it on the wall

Company culture has become a catchphrase, often overused and undervalued. Its meaning and relevance in today’s workplace are fading. However, to me, company culture is not a buzzword. It’s not a byline or a slogan painted on the wall, or merely words printed on a t-shirt. It’s an attitude that is lived and nurtured every …

President’s Message: In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity

There is an old Chinese proverb that says, “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” To some, today’s relentless pace of change can seem like chaos. At Stirling Properties, we embrace it as an opportunity to grow, diversify and evolve. 2018 was another such year of opportunity for our company as we continued …

Have no fear, for the death of retail is not near

Beware! Caution! Warning! These are just a few of the wicked things we have heard about brick-and-mortar retail over the last couple of years, but it’s just a bunch of hocus-pocus. This month, it seems something else is brewing in the industry: optimism. According to a recent survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, Halloween …

Consumers Still ♥ Brick-and-Mortar

Valentine’s Day has come and gone—and it was retailers who were feeling the love this year. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), early sales projections leading into the holiday were estimated to reach a near record of $19.6 billion, an increase from $18.2 billion last year. U.S. consumers individually were expected to spend an average …