K.C. Conway, director of research and corporate engagement at the Alabama Center for Real Estate and CCIM chief economist, will present on the changing landscape of retail real estate. Conway will touch on adaptive reuse, opportunity zones, online grocery and much more at the 2019 ICSC Alabama Retail Real Estate Forum powered by ACRE on September 19, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala.
Traditionally, retail has always been about location. “Location, location, location is what was preached forever in retail. Although location is important, in today’s world, logistics has taken over as the critical function in retail” says Conway. Retail is undergoing tremendous change in the wake of many big-box store closings and the introduction of e-commerce. However, “There is a big misconception that Amazon is single-handedly causing the downfall of the big-box retailer. What really is killing so many retailers is their over-leveraged position,” said Conway. Conway aims to highlight what is truly going on in the world of retail and how retailers can better position themselves to succeed moving forward. His presentation will also highlight how adaptive reuse as well as opportunity zones are playing a role in the changing retail landscape.
Prior to joining ACRE and CCIM, K.C. Conway had worked in commercial real estate for over 30 years, as an appraiser, lender, credit officer and economist. He is also recognized as a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) and a Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI).
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