The Evolution of Retail
Mid-America operates at the nexus of retail and real estate, two of the most dynamic and fundamental industries in the U.S. economy.
With a 35-year history, we’ve seen it all and, more important, can see what’s coming. With us at your side, you’ll be better positioned to make the most of opportunities and make the best of challenges.
Not only do we know retail real estate in every dimension, many of our team members are experts in the sectors in which our clients operate, and their passion is pretty obvious. Be it health and beauty, food and beverage, grocery-anchored necessity, fitness and wellness, or high street luxury … You get the idea.
E-commerce has changed shopping, and we’re in the thick of it. We represent digitally native brands that have added bricks-and-mortar operations, and physical brands that are doing more business online. Retailers use real estate in a variety of different ways, including to provide in-store experiences that bring customers closer, and last-mile distribution that brings their products closer to customers.
Retail is much more than shopping. It always has been, and it always will be. It’s all the ways tenants provide services, such as medical, education and storage … and offer experiences that make memories, from indoor skydiving and climbing to golf and other amusements.
In fact, retail real estate is where consumers connect with each other, and the value of those connections and interactions cannot be overstated. In spaces that are indoor or open-air … suburban or urban … street, neighborhood, center or district … pop-ups or permanent. Retail brings people together, and retail spaces can entertain, delight and inspire as much as they serve a functional purpose.
At Mid-America, retail real estate is our specialty. The Midwest is our territory. No one knows both better.
Bring on the evolution!