100 episodes

James Cook and his fellow retail researchers visit shopping destinations around the world, interview retail and real estate executives and discuss market research in a fast-paced and fun setting. James researches retail and real estate for JLL.

Where We Buy: Retail Real Estate with James Cook Where We Buy

    • Business
    • 4.7 ‚ÄĘ 49 Ratings

James Cook and his fellow retail researchers visit shopping destinations around the world, interview retail and real estate executives and discuss market research in a fast-paced and fun setting. James researches retail and real estate for JLL.

    Unlocking the Value of Underperforming Grocery Centers - Where We Buy #211

    Unlocking the Value of Underperforming Grocery Centers - Where We Buy #211

    Some grocery-anchored shopping centers could be worth more than is immediately apparent. Danny Holland, President and CEO of Epic Real Estate Partners explains the strategies his firm uses to purchase and then unlock the value in underperforming shopping centers.
     
    This episode was recorded live at the JLL booth at ICSC Las Vegas 2022.
     
    James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL. 
     
    Taylor Coyne is a senior research manager for JLL.
     
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    Email: jamesd.cook@am.jll.com 
     
    Watch our week video show, Everything We Know About Retail: http://everythingweknow.show/
     
    Leave a message on the Where We Buy hotline. We may use it on an upcoming show. Call (602) 633-4061 
     
    Read more retail research here:  http://www.us.jll.com/retail
     
    Theme music is Run in the Night by The Good Lawdz, under Creative Commons license.

    • 18 min
    Food and Bev Happy Hour

    Food and Bev Happy Hour

    The food and beverage industry is finally recovering after being one of the hardest hit sectors during the pandemic. Foot traffic is now only roughly 10% below pre-COVID levels and F&B sales are 9.7% higher than February 2020. Emily Durham, and Rhonda Diaz Caldewey with Food & Beverage Advisory at JLL join to discuss the food scene in Houston, San Francisco and beyond.
     
    This episode was recorded live at the JLL booth at ICSC Las Vegas 2022.
     
    James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL. 
     
    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts
    Listen: WhereWeBuy.show 
    Alexa: Say "Enable the Where We Buy skill"
     
    Email: jamesd.cook@am.jll.com 
     
    Watch our week video show, Everything We Know About Retail: http://everythingweknow.show/
     
    Leave a message on the Where We Buy hotline. We may use it on an upcoming show. Call (602) 633-4061 
     
    Read more retail research here:  http://www.us.jll.com/retail
     
    Theme music is Run in the Night by The Good Lawdz, under Creative Commons license.

    • 21 min
    Investing in Retail Ski Villages with Big V Property Group

    Investing in Retail Ski Villages with Big V Property Group

    During the pandemic, daily needs retailers outperformed and investors took note. They eyed properties like neighborhood and community centers, often anchored by grocery stores. But now, people are out traveling again and Big V Property Group is investing in experiential retail. Kenton McKeehan, Chief Revenue Officer at Big V talks about the firm's acquisition of three retail ski villages: The Village at Stratton in Vermont, The Village at Snowshoe in West Virginia and The Village at Copper Mountain in Colorado
     
    This episode was recorded live at the JLL booth at ICSC Las Vegas 2022.
     
    James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL. 
     
    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts
    Listen: WhereWeBuy.show 
    Alexa: Say "Enable the Where We Buy skill"
     
    Email: jamesd.cook@am.jll.com 
     
    Watch our week video show, Everything We Know About Retail: http://everythingweknow.show/
     
    Leave a message on the Where We Buy hotline. We may use it on an upcoming show. Call (602) 633-4061 
     
    Read more retail research here:  http://www.us.jll.com/retail
     
    Theme music is Run in the Night by The Good Lawdz, under Creative Commons license.

    • 24 min
    China Live to Expand Beyond San Francisco

    China Live to Expand Beyond San Francisco

    If you want to experience the world of Chinese cuisine in America, there may be no better place than China Live in San Francisco’s Chinatown. This 30,000-square-foot food hall and marketplace is the brainchild of George Chen. He's an entrepreneur and restaurateur who has created and operated 16 restaurants worldwide.
     
    Rhonda Diaz Caldewey advises Bay Area clients in F&B, urban retail, and hospitality leasing.
     
    James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL. 
     
    This episode was recorded live at the JLL booth at ICSC Las Vegas 2022.
     
    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts
    Listen: WhereWeBuy.show 
    Alexa: Say "Enable the Where We Buy skill"
     
    Email: jamesd.cook@am.jll.com 
     
    Watch our week video show, Everything We Know About Retail: http://everythingweknow.show/
     
    Leave a message on the Where We Buy hotline. We may use it on an upcoming show. Call (602) 633-4061 
     
    Read more retail research here:  http://www.us.jll.com/retail
     
    Theme music is Run in the Night by The Good Lawdz, under Creative Commons license.

    • 20 min
    Metaverse, NFTs and Livestreaming for Retailers

    Metaverse, NFTs and Livestreaming for Retailers

    Deborah Weinswig is the founder and CEO of Coresight Research. She talks about what the metaverse means for retail, how livestreaming impacts shopping habits, and what NFTs mean for brands.
     
    This episode was recorded live at the JLL booth at ICSC Las Vegas 2022.
     
    James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL. 
     
    Taylor Coyne is a senior research manager for JLL.
     
    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts
    Listen: WhereWeBuy.show 
    Alexa: Say "Enable the Where We Buy skill"
     
    Email: jamesd.cook@am.jll.com 
     
    Watch our week video show, Everything We Know About Retail: http://everythingweknow.show/
     
    Leave a message on the Where We Buy hotline. We may use it on an upcoming show. Call (602) 633-4061 
     
    Read more retail research here:  http://www.us.jll.com/retail
     
    Theme music is Run in the Night by The Good Lawdz, under Creative Commons license.

    • 32 min
    Tom McGee Guides ICSC Through Constant Change

    Tom McGee Guides ICSC Through Constant Change

    In 2015, when Tom McGee became CEO of ICSC, he had no idea of the ride he was getting on. Since then, the trade group that supports the retail real estate industry, has been adapting to change. From fighting the narrative that bricks-and-mortar retail is dead. To a pandemic that closed down non-essential retail, and cancelled a year and half of in-person trade shows. But now, we’re back in-person at ICSC Las Vegas 2022, with more than 20,000 of our friends.
     
    This episode was recorded live at the JLL booth at ICSC Las Vegas 2022.
     
    James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL. 
     
    Taylor Coyne is a senior research manager for JLL.
     
    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts
    Listen: WhereWeBuy.show 
    Alexa: Say "Enable the Where We Buy skill"
     
    Email: jamesd.cook@am.jll.com 
     
    Watch our week video show, Everything We Know About Retail: http://everythingweknow.show/
     
    Leave a message on the Where We Buy hotline. We may use it on an upcoming show. Call (602) 633-4061 
     
    Read more retail research here:  http://www.us.jll.com/retail
     
    Theme music is Run in the Night by The Good Lawdz, under Creative Commons license.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

KND009 ,

Awesome podcast for retail

There are not a lot of podcasts focused on the retail industry, James does a fantastic job of leading interesting and unique conversations. A must listen!

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! ūüĒ•

Whether you’re well established as a retailer, or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow - this is a must-listen podcast for you! James does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of navigating an ever-changing retail landscape (while building a thriving organization) - from leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

JQPublique ,

The Charles Kuralt of Retail

James takes on retail space around the world and brings it home to us in a way that entertains while educating. His interests are infectious and the show doubles as a travelogue along with the main theme of relating current and innovative trends in retail. Here’s to the next 100 episodes!

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