Thomas (TJ) Drought Jr. Joins Steiner + Associates as Executive Vice President, Advisory Services

April 28th, 2017|General, Thought Leadership|

Thomas (TJ) Drought Jr. has joined Columbus, Ohio-based Steiner + Associates as Executive Vice President, Advisory Services. Drought leads the company’s growing third party leasing and management services business. Steiner + Associates Chairman and CEO Yaromir Steiner made the announcement.

Online vs. Inline

March 10th, 2017|Mixed-Use, Thought Leadership|

For anyone in the industry, it’s impossible to avoid the topic of online sales and the “dramatic” impact of the internet on traditional brick-and-mortar retail. Many retailers are clearly worried, and others are uncertain about how they should respond to the growth of online retail.

E-Commerce Reality Doesn’t Match Rhetoric

January 15th, 2017|Leasing, Thought Leadership|

I hear–and see–a lot of hand-wringing and uncertainty in the industry today. Far too many retailers have let the online boogeyman get in their head and influence their decision-making and resource allocation.

The Town Builders

November 4th, 2016|General, Mixed-Use, Residential, Thought Leadership|

Developers have stopped building malls and started making places. Consumers who can buy anything they desire using the little computers in their pockets no longer have to drive to the mall for a new dress, sofa or TV. At the same time, Americans are becoming more urban and they will walk to stores if they are in their neighborhoods.

Urban Transformation Tools

October 28th, 2016|Thought Leadership|

Yaromir Steiner served as a discussion leader at ULI’s Fall Meeting in Dallas on October 26 focusing on building 18-Hour Cities.  His presentation was entitled Urban Transformation Tools.  In his presentation, Yaromir went into great detail around five themes that he believes are crucial to the success of existing or emerging mixed-use communities. They included: [...]

The Town Center Regains Significance

August 3rd, 2016|Mixed-Use, Thought Leadership|

When suburban malls began to stagnate in the early 1990s, the parent company of the retail stalwarts Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret took a chance on a different kind of shopping experience.

Yaromir Steiner Among Three Honored with the Everest Award

July 14th, 2016|Mixed-Use, Thought Leadership|

A developer of the Four Bridges community, the visionary behind Liberty Center and a leader of Premier Health are all being honored for their efforts to improve their communities.

Dining Experience

July 4th, 2016|Leasing, Mixed-Use, Thought Leadership|

Restaurants have long served as critical components in the experiential equation of Steiner + Associates town centers. “Eating out is in,” said Yaromir Steiner. “Whether it is a chef-driven concept or a fast-casual restaurant, dining is an inherently social activity that elevates the destination status of a community, drives traffic and captures coveted discretionary dollars.

Yaromir Steiner Leads Retail Reinvention Workshop

May 23rd, 2016|Community, Mixed-Use, Thought Leadership|

Regarded as one of the brightest and most creative thinkers and planners in the country, Yaromir Steiner recently presented an ICSC continuing education workshop titled Reinvention: Property Redevelopment and Repositioning. During the discussion, Steiner explored innovative strategies that transcend traditional thinking and explored factors such as overbuilding, the economy, e-commerce, dependency on department stores, the [...]

New estimates say central Ohio could be home to 3 million people by 2050

May 9th, 2016|Community, Residential, Thought Leadership|

This year's State of the Region report, to be released today, says new projections based on recent population shifts and building trends show the overall population in the region perhaps nearing 3 million in 34 years.