Content about Kenneth Katz

December 2, 2013

Real estate plays a key role in optimizing retail store portfolios. Stores must have enough square footage but never too much. Portfolios must also match the number of stores across regions to customer demand. 

“Portfolio optimization means reducing or adding store square footage and matching merchandising and inventory to customer demand in a trade area,” said Kenneth Katz, principal with Houston-based Baker Katz. 

September 30, 2010

Urban retail opportunities are not restricted to downtown cores. While it’s true that central...

June 22, 2010

The nation’s biggest shopping-center convention wasn’t as big this year. But it was better.

The nation’s biggest shopping-center convention wasn’t as big this year. But it was better.

In the June/July print edition of Chain Store Age, we provide our own recap of the International Council of Shopping Centers RECon show, held in Las Vegas May 23-25. Following is our continuing online coverage of the annual convention.

Said to be attended by about 30,000 retailers and shopping center developers, compared to upwards of 50,000 in years past, the 2010 iteration of RECon was nevertheless upbeat.