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 …

President’s Message: The intersection of retail and healthcare

It’s no secret that the retail real estate environment is evolving at lightning speed. E-commerce and technology are driving much of that transformation, as well as the shift in consumer shopping behaviors. You’ve heard me talk of today’s ‘high-maintenance’ consumer. Their expectations have changed. They want convenience, they want choices, and they want it now. …

President’s Message: The Death Knell of Retail Real Estate Is Exaggerated

I am sure you have all read attention-grabbing news headlines such as these and share the same concerns regarding the future of retail real estate. In this new era of constant access to millions of digital media streams, dramatic headlines cut through the clutter and generate more attention. Drama sells. But despite all the negativity …