The Economics (and Nostaligia) of Dead Malls

Leland Consulting Group’s Chris Zahas was interviewed for a New York Times article profiling struggling malls across the country. With well over a billion square feet of mall space nationwide, many communities and property owners are thinking hard about how to reposition or redevelop their share of this once-thriving retail format. A closed camera store at Owings Mills. The fundamental problem for malls is that the country is “over-retailed,” said one real estate economists, Christopher Zahas. A long boom in building retail space has left the United States with many more stores than it needs. (C) Matt Roth / New York Times #Malls #retail

Announcing the Winner of the “Do You Speak Dave?” Contest!

Thanks to everyone who attended our Celebrate Dave Leland event on December 9th! It was a special night not only because of the honoree, but because of the people who attended—our good friends, colleagues, and clients. The winner of the “Do You Speak Dave” challenge is Ray W. (aka The Great Raymundo). Well done, Ray! Please contact Dave to book your reservation at Casa de Leland in San Miguel de Allende. For those of you who are curious, #DaveLeland

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