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As seen in:  Bisnow National

CRE Best Practices: Strategies to Keep Talented Employees in a Tight Job Market

Bisnow National chose Tobi Skilken Gold as one of eight CRE executives in various sectors of the profession, and in various parts of the country, to answer a single important question: What besides more money, are the best ways for a company to retain talent..... Commercial real estate is a profession marked by job-hopping, and...

May 30, 2019

Skilken Gold Completes Multi-Million-Dollar, Ground-Up Publix Development in Richmond, Virginia

National real estate developer, Skilken Gold, announced today the completion of its latest retail project, a 52,401-square-foot Publix supermarket located in the Westpark Shopping Center at 9645 W. Broad Street in Glen Allen, Virginia, a growing suburb of Richmond. The Publix store, which anchors the shopping center, opened its doors to the public on May...

As seen in:  Total Retail

3 Ways Malls and Retailers Can Win With Diverse Shopping Experiences

Mall tenants stand at a turning point in the retail industry: evolve and thrive, or stand to be replaced with a quicker shopping experience online. While The Wall Street Journal reports that 9.1 percent of malls stand vacant — a seven-year high — Class A malls that are transforming are thriving. Culturally, younger generations are...

As seen in:  Authority Magazine

The Future of Retail Over The Next Five Years

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ken Gold, CEO of Skilken Gold, a national real estate developer. Gold is recognized as an innovative leader in business and real estate development, leading the company to national prominence. In addition to his 38 years as a premier developer, he is an adjunct professor for graduate courses in...

As seen in:  Convenience Store News

Should the Convenience Channel Be Worried about Amazon Go’s Expansion?

Amazon has chosen a pair of promising locations in Chicago for expansion of Amazon Go. NATIONAL REPORT — Amazon continues to be a disruptor in the ecommerce world, and is starting to take the disruption to the brick-and-mortar world with its new checkout-free store concept, Amazon Go, which is poised for expansion. [caption id="attachment_121" align="alignleft"...

As seen in:  RE Journals

How Retail Developers Can Stay Ahead of an Evolving Industry

The retail industry has been quickly changing the past two decades. Simply reflect on the shopping malls of the 1980s and those mixed-use, experiential spaces of today to consider how consumers’ needs have changed. Real-time evolution in retail development is now the new status quo — and we can expect shakeups like Amazon/Whole Foods and...

As seen in:  Convenience Store News

Are Cashierless Convenience Stores the Future?

NATIONAL REPORT — Amazon made headlines recently with the opening of its Amazon Go store, featuring a grab-and-go concept with no checkout or cashiers. The entire store is run on proprietary technology, which the company calls “Just Walk Out Technology,” as it automatically detects products taken off and returned to the shelves, and adds them...

As seen in:  Columbus Business First

Columbus moves into Top 10 hottest housing markets in the U.S.

Columbus' hot housing market is turning heads. The city jumped seven spots to land at No. 9 in Realtor.com's hottest markets in the nation in March, the second month in a row that Central Ohio has outpaced most of the nation. And a big part of that, the site said, is supply and demand. In...

As seen in:  Commercial Property Executive

Retail in 2018: Change Creates Opportunity

CFO Robert Mason weighs in on what it takes to stay ahead of the game as the retail sector faces significant change. The retail sector is in the midst of a transformation generated by the e-commerce revolution. The ones who will come out on top of this trend will be those who understand how to...

As seen in:  Columbus CEO

Family Business: It’s All Relative

Ken Gold, Tobi Skilken Gold and Isaac Gold Skilken Gold shares secrets to sustaining the long-term success of their fourth-generation family business. Three venerable central Ohio businesses share their secrets to longevity. The odds are stacked against most family businesses. Only 30 percent will survive to the second generation, 12 percent until the third and...

As seen in:  Conquering Columbus

Conquering Columbus: Skilken Gold

Ken Gold discusses how the real estate market has changed over the last 25 years... and where it’s headed. If you are reading this, it is because your browser does not support the audio element. Ken Gold, Chief Executive Officer, has more than 35 years of real estate development and brokerage experience. In that time,...

As seen in:  CNBC

With Stores Going Dark, Whole Foods Looks to Fill Retail’s Gaps

A new grocery store is coming to town, and the timing of it couldn’t be better for real estate owners. While other supermarket chains shutter stores, scale back on expansion plans or choose not to renew leases, Whole Foods is planting more stores across the U.S. The grocer has long been a favored tenant in...

As seen in:  Trib Live

Skilken Gold Sells Three-Tenant Shopping Center in Pittsburgh, PA for $5.3 Million

A three-store shopping center in Pleasant Hills, featuring the area’s first Starbucks, was sold to a private commercial real estate investor from California for $5.3 million. The shopping center, once a freestanding home to Pier 1 Imports then Party City, opened in July with Aspen Dental and T-Mobile. Starbucks, the center’s anchor store, opened Oct....

As seen in:  Chain Store Age

Skilken Gold Sell Six Walmart Neighborhood Markets for $78 Million

Skilken Gold has announced the sale of six Neighborhood Market stores, one of which was a prototype of Walmart’s new design for its grocery store concept. The Louisiana stores all average about 42,000 sq. ft., including the Baton Rouge location that emerged from Walmart’s “build-to-suit” program initiated in 2014. The Hampshire Companies and a South...