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We’re not shy about sharing; we simply love what we do. Leading-edge analytics, creative curiosity, and decades of experience, how could we keep that all to ourselves? Consider this your pulse on the now and your peek into what’s next—cross-disciplined perspectives as a catalyst for progress.

ASG Welcomes Paul Hiers as New CFO 1440 428 ASG

ASG Welcomes Paul Hiers as New CFO

ASG Welcomes Paul Hiers as New CFO Asset Strategies Group (ASG) is pleased to announce Paul Hiers has rejoined ASG as its Chief Financial Officer.…

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ASG Rebrands as a Commitment to Business Transformation 1440 428 ASG

ASG Rebrands as a Commitment to Business Transformation

Retail can serve a higher need, a greater purpose. At Asset Strategies Group (ASG) we believe connection is that purpose. It’s why we’re here. We…

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Livestream Retail for the Win 1440 428 ASG

Livestream Retail for the Win

Bloomingdale’s hosted livestream retail events throughout the pandemic, inviting customers to join them on Zoom calls and learn about the latest footwear and fashion trends.…

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Creating Memorable Customer Experiences 1440 428 ASG

Creating Memorable Customer Experiences

Everything about retail has changed, but that’s not a bad thing. The needs and wants of customers have changed dramatically since the onset of the…

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Minding the Retail Gap 1440 428 ASG

Minding the Retail Gap

We have been talking about redefining retail for a long time, but some retailers are falling behind. In fact, the retail gap between outperformers and…

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Sustainability – The Future of Retail 1440 428 ASG

Sustainability – The Future of Retail

The June 2021 PwC Global Consumer Insights Pulse Survey of more than 8,600 consumers in 22 territories revealed that 59% are more price-oriented and 50%…

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Retail Location Strategy & Consumer Connection 1440 428 ASG

Retail Location Strategy & Consumer Connection

I have talked about the importance of retailers connecting with their customers – meeting them where they are, understanding how they’ve changed, and refining what…

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The Golden Opportunity for Retail 1440 428 ASG

The Golden Opportunity for Retail

Over the last 10-12 years, DTC brands became a force to be reckoned with, as more customers turned to the convenience and cost-effectiveness of try-before-you-buy…

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The Convenience Store Playbook 1440 428 ASG

The Convenience Store Playbook

Convenience stores (C-stores) have always held space in retail, but today’s convenience store is almost nothing like its predecessors. A place that was once known…

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No, It’s STILL Not a Retail Apocalypse 1440 428 ASG

No, It’s STILL Not a Retail Apocalypse

I become frustrated with the persistent notion that the sky is falling and that retail has reached its endgame. Yes, the pandemic exacerbated a situation…

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Retail, One Year Later 1440 428 ASG

Retail, One Year Later

March 13; a Friday the 13th, ironically enough: That’s the day most people point to in 2020 as the moment when everything changed. Up until…

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Redefining Retail 1440 428 ASG

Redefining Retail

I’ve been spending a lot of time these days thinking about the future of retail. And what I think about most is how much opportunity…

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The Landlord-Tenant Partnership to Save Retail 1440 428 ASG

The Landlord-Tenant Partnership to Save Retail

The loss of specialty retailers, such as Jos. A. Bank, J.Crew, Lord & Taylor, and Pier 1, didn’t just impact the companies themselves. The ripple…

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A Consumer-Centric Retail Strategy 1440 428 ASG

A Consumer-Centric Retail Strategy

We’ve talked before about how the pandemic isn’t to blame for everything going on in retail. A consumer-centric retail strategy has been needed for a long while.…

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Reinventing Retail Post-Pandemic 1440 428 ASG

Reinventing Retail Post-Pandemic

The uncertainty of 2020 has resulted in two basic approaches to navigating the ambiguity of retail during the course of the pandemic: the “deer-in-the-headlight” approach…

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Post Pandemic Retail Strategies 1440 428 ASG

Post Pandemic Retail Strategies

We’ve been talking recently about department stores – specifically, the incline and change in retail that occurred as a result of department stores, as well…

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ASG Acquires Design Agency Chute Gerdeman 1440 428 ASG

ASG Acquires Design Agency Chute Gerdeman

Columbus based Asset Strategies Group Acquires Design Agency Chute Gerdeman to expand its retail real estate solutions business. Asset Strategies Group (ASG) has cleared a path…

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The Future of Retail Is Not Pureplay 1440 428 ASG

The Future of Retail Is Not Pureplay

Most of the people predicting pureplay and ecomm as the future of retail could not have foreseen what would really happen to the infrastructure when…

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Huge Opportunity for Wholesale Brands and DTC 1440 428 ASG

Huge Opportunity for Wholesale Brands and DTC

There are a billion or more retail dollars up for grabs for the retailers that figure out how to navigate the future of retail. But…

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Reinventing Retail: The Post Pandemic Strategy 1440 428 ASG

Reinventing Retail: The Post Pandemic Strategy

Has there ever been a more challenging time for retail? Without the business disruption insurance that we lobbied for, we’re seeing more and more retailers…

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Consumer Packaged Goods Need a New Plan 1440 428 ASG

Consumer Packaged Goods Need a New Plan

When it comes to surviving the evolution of retail, it’s not just retail brands who are having to reinvent themselves and find new, customer-centric avenues…

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Outsourcing Retail Strategy and Lease Administration 1440 428 ASG

Outsourcing Retail Strategy and Lease Administration

There are 10,000 Boomers retiring every day, and they are taking an enormous amount of institutional knowledge with them. This has been most noticeable in…

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Doug Tilson to Head Tenant Representation 1440 428 ASG

Doug Tilson to Head Tenant Representation

Asset Strategies Group (ASG) is pleased to announce the addition of Doug Tilson, who will lead Tenant Representation. Mr. Tilson brings enormous experience in regional…

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How Individual Cities Can Influence Real Estate Investment 1440 428 ASG

How Individual Cities Can Influence Real Estate Investment

Numbers drive virtually everything, especially in real estate. And no investor wants to establish real estate property if the prospects of success are poor. Before…

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6 Tips to Generate Customer Loyalty 1440 428 ASG

6 Tips to Generate Customer Loyalty

In today’s retail landscape, the loyalty of your customers is one of your greatest assets, particularly as you leverage an efficient omnichannel strategy. Research has shown that…

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Reinventing the Modern Mall 1440 428 ASG

Reinventing the Modern Mall

Drive through any city in the U.S., and you’ll see a mall with too much empty space. Retailers that have traditionally been the anchor store…

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Mixed-Use Projects Benefiting Real Estate 1440 428 ASG

Mixed-Use Projects Benefiting Real Estate

Consumers want a better shopping experience, but that doesn’t mean they expect a ground-breaking demonstration or innovation every time they step foot in your store.…

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6 Trends That Will Shape Retail in 2019 1440 428 ASG

6 Trends That Will Shape Retail in 2019

Predictions in retail the last few years have been grim. Experts have sworn retail Armageddon was upon us, and many touted the downfall of brick-and-mortar…

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The Must-Have Checklist for A Successful Pop-Up 1440 428 ASG

The Must-Have Checklist for A Successful Pop-Up

Customer experience is the new currency, and retailers are pressured to capture the interests of consumers. Brick-and-mortar merchants are finding new ways to promote their…

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10 Tips to Negotiate a Retail Lease in your Favor 1440 428 ASG

10 Tips to Negotiate a Retail Lease in your Favor

Where you establish your next brick-and-mortar store will significantly impact your retail profit margins. There is no doubt that a poor location leads to slow…

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Retail Change is the New Normal 1440 428 ASG

Retail Change is the New Normal

If you’re waiting patiently for the retail industry to settle and establish a predictable pattern of success, you’re wasting your time. The Global Retail Real…

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Transforming Retail Fulfillment 1440 428 ASG

Transforming Retail Fulfillment

The menace of ecommerce giants, such as Amazon, has been looming over brick-and-mortar stores for several years now. However, the threat is not as real…

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Turn Your Business Around by Leveraging Big Data 1440 428 ASG

Turn Your Business Around by Leveraging Big Data

Across virtually every industry, big data is being favored as the must-have to drive strategic company-wide initiatives. The retail industry, particularly in terms of real…

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4 Ways Retail Leases Must Change 1440 428 ASG

4 Ways Retail Leases Must Change

Across virtually every industry, big data is being favored as the must-have to drive strategic company-wide initiatives. The retail industry, particularly in terms of real…

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How Digital Engagement Drives In-Store Sales 1440 428 ASG

How Digital Engagement Drives In-Store Sales

For the third consecutive year, Deloitte has surveyed consumers to determine their level of digital engagement, and this year’s study has shown that shoppers are now…

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Repositioning Retail Real Estate Strategy 1440 428 ASG

Repositioning Retail Real Estate Strategy

If you look back on the history of retail real estate, the department has typically been managed by an EVP-level executive that reported directly to…

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