How to leverage pedestrian traffic trends and consumer behavior insights to drive revenue and reduce operational costs
Date: Wednesday 7th June 2023
Time: 08:00 PST | 11:00 EDT | 16:00 BST
MRI Springboard’s latest webinar looks back at how US downtowns have performed since the start of 2023 with a focus on:
– How pedestrian traffic has been impacted by hybrid working and rising prices,
– Trends and patterns emerging across US downtowns since the pandemic,
– Insights from industry guests on how they are navigating changes in consumer behavior and economic pressures.
The session covered key pedestrian traffic and market trends since the start of 2023 and over key holidays including insights on downtown performance across Memorial Day weekend.
Marketing and Insights Director, Diane Wehrle, was joined by industry guests who reflected on the performance of their destinations so far this year, the challenges they are navigating and their outlook for the remainder of 2023.
Industry Principal. MRI Springboard
Diane is regarded as one of the leading experts on retail and retail destinations, with unparalleled knowledge and expertise in understanding current and emerging retail issues and consumer trends. Diane is a regular commentator on the performance of retail for national broadcast and print media, appearing regularly on BBC, ITV, Sky News and CNBC and her opinion is often quoted in the UK’s national and regional press.
Diane has 30 years’ experience in retail, and is a founding director of Springboard which was established in 2002. Diane leads all of Springboard’s insights, and authors its regular commentaries, articles, reviews, and topical reports. She specialises in delivering intelligence and insights on both current retail performance and long term retail trends to retailers, hospitality occupiers, landlords, investors and place managers.
Editor. Wall Street Journal
Kate covers New York City real estate for The Wall Street Journal and writes frequently about how remote work affects the city’s office districts, businesses and neighborhoods. Kate also writes about retail real estate nationally, with a particular focus on the evolution of in-person and online shopping.
COO & Lead Architect. Bondi Sushi
Aiden’s experience involves working with various retail brands including Juice Press and Jack’s Stir Brew and led client design for projects in Macy’s Herald Square and adidas 5th Avenue. Aidan is currently COO and Lead Architect for Bondi Sushi and Michelin-star omakase bar noda, with adjoining cocktail bar Shinji’s.
Managing Director of National Retail. Time Equities
Ami joined Time Equities Inc (TEI) 16 years ago and leads over 100 professionals on his national team working on retail acquisitions, dispositions, asset management and leasing of TEI’s 10.5 million sq ft portfolio of 138 properties across 27 states including shopping centers, malls and street front retail locations.
Founder & CEO. masonre
David founded masonre after a decade at RKF where he built his career and found his passion for retail leasing and investment sales. David represents brands like Alo Yoga, Bondi Sushi and SunLife Organics. He represents institutional landlords like Vanbarton Group, AmTrust Realty, and AFIAA.
masonre is a real estate brokerage and advisory firm with a strong history of leading the growth of trophy retail assets and brands in New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles with a focus on creating community, destinations, and impact through the curation of collaborative brands, products, services and creators.