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How BIDs Are Helping Small Businesses

How BIDs Are Helping Small Businesses

Place-based organizations focused on economic development such as Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have long played an integral role in enhancing delivery of public services and providing other innovative, market-informed tools and services to local businesses within their defined service area boundaries. Now more than ever these organizations are engaged in problem-solving and tackling unprecedented business […]

Three Best Practices for Destinations Right Now

Three Best Practices for Destinations Right Now

During a time when the majority of the globe’s citizens are staying home, destination marketers find themselves wondering how to forge on with their day-to-day operations sans visitors. Despite near-empty hotels and airports, never have we collectively experienced a greater need for destination marketers to seize their natural leadership potential and gather their community to […]

What Restaurant Owners Need To Do Right Now

What Restaurant Owners Need To Do Right Now

Both independent restaurants and large corporate chains are facing their own unique challenges in order to emerge from COVID-19 in a strong position. A lot of that depends upon the owners’ future access to capital, as well as the flexibility of their vendors, landlords, and equipment leasing firms. At this point, with so much out […]

Help for Small Retailers and Restaurants in the Time of COVID

Help for Small Retailers and Restaurants in the Time of COVID

The team at Streetsense is dedicated to assisting our retailers and restaurateurs persevere during this difficult time. Here are three pieces of support and guidance that we hope will be useful.   Get Your Online Sales Together as Fast as Possible For a while, buying, selling and consuming will look different for everyone. Most small […]

Financial Resources for Small Retail Businesses, State by State

Financial Resources for Small Retail Businesses, State by State

Our Research + Analysis team has been in overdrive trying to keep up with the whirlwind COVID-19 updates: with data trickling in, implications of the stimulus package, and the conversations rapidly evolving, one thing we realized was missing was a state-by-state gathered list of financial resources for small businesses that can be used by retailers.  […]

The State of the Multifamily Market

The State of the Multifamily Market

Yesterday, our partners CBRE held a flash call on the state of the multifamily market, led by Spencer Levy, CBRE’s Senior Economic Advisor and Chairman of Americas Research. The hour-long call featured representatives from the public market, debt, and investment sides of CBRE, CITI, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, focused on a few key areas. Across […]

Three Trends Accelerated by Social Distancing

Three Trends Accelerated by Social Distancing

We must start these thoughts by sharing that all of us at Streetsense wish you and your loved ones good health and overall well-being during this difficult time. Please be safe and take good care. While life under the veil of the coronavirus is only a few weeks old, it is apparent that our day-to-day […]

The Streetsense Guide To Helping Those In Need

The Streetsense Guide To Helping Those In Need

The most important thing we do at Streetsense is create community. Now more than ever we’re all relying on each other — relying on each other to keep ourselves safe, for support, and more. Like we mentioned in our statement yesterday, the fabric of our society is being temporarily altered, an alteration that has had […]

A Word from Streetsense

A Word from Streetsense

In light of concerns around COVID-19, we want to update everyone on what Streetsense is doing to stay safe, remain accessible, and continue to work without disruption. We moved quickly to ensure the entire Streetsense team can continue to work seamlessly and collaborate while working remotely, leveraging virtual meetings and virtual visits as often as […]

How Multifamily Housing Closed the Amazon HQ2 Deal

How Multifamily Housing Closed the Amazon HQ2 Deal

Together with our partners, we hosted an exclusive event at the invitation-only JBG Smith National Landing Marketing Center last week to celebrate and gather women leaders in the multifamily industry for a discussion about the Amazon HQ2 boom. In a walk-through presentation of the National Landing Marketing Center space, JBG Smith Executive Vice Presidents, Evan […]

Four Ways Holiday 2019 Spending Will Impact Retail Real Estate

Four Ways Holiday 2019 Spending Will Impact Retail Real Estate

Though Black Friday, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve seem like distant memories now that spring is nearly upon us, the holiday season is ever-present for retailers — it accounts for roughly 40% of most retailers’ annual sales. The time between late October and the end of the calendar year can make or break retail […]

How Social Media Is Changing e-Commerce

How Social Media Is Changing e-Commerce

Digital media evolves at the speed of light, so we’re always keeping an eye on what trends are making big moves in the digital world. Thomas Frank, Executive Director of Marketing joined Greer Kimsey and Lauren Sloat, Senior Directors of Marketing, along with Josh Collins, Director of Destination Activation + Marketing, to talk about the […]

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