Crafting Authenticity on Urban Land Magazine’s Cover

July 17th, 2015 |

ULI coverSean Slater, Principal at ELS, authored “Crafting Authenticity: An Antidote to the Homogenized Mall,” which became the cover story for Urban Land Magazine‘s May/June 2015 print issue.

As an antidote to the perceived homogeneity of suburban shopping malls and mass-produced goods, and influenced by the rise of the craft and buy-local movement, many consumers today want to shop in places that have a hand-made, artisinal feel. Sean researched how real or perceived authenticity could be an ingredient that national real estate investment trusts (REITS) can add to their conventional shopping centers. We’d like to thank Thomas Gilmore of Madison Marquette, James Hennessy of The University of Chicago, Chris Meany of Wilson Meany, Cuan Hanly of Mulholland, and Shaheen Sadeghi of LAB Holding, LLC for contributing to Sean’s article.

Please click the link to read the full Urban Land Magazine article.

Link: Crafting Authenticity for Retail Destinations

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