January 16, 2018
Webinar: Brick-and-Mortar Retail Growth
with James Cook, Americas Director of Research
Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 10 AM CST
“8 Retail Categories that Will Drive Brick-and-Mortar Retail Growth in the Next Decade”
Shoppers make decisions based on how quickly they need an item, how much education or experience they want from the shopping process and how much they’re willing to spend. These three categories of time, touch and money can be used to explain how and where the shoppers of the future will be spending their money.
The conversation will utilize this report from JLL.
James serves as the Americas Director of Retail Research at JLL, based out of Indianapolis, IN. He oversees the production of national retail research and also serves as the voice of retail research in the region. He speaks regularly at events, with clients and the media about how retail real estate will change with tomorrow’s economy. James hosts the Where We Buy podcast, a show about retail and real estate.
His focus includes the development and implementation of research strategy, methodology, platform deliverables and broad sector analyses for the retail property markets in the United States, Mexico and Canada. He creates industry-leading research and thought leadership for both owners and occupiers of retail developments.
James was previously the National Director of Analytics at Xceligent, a national commercial property research firm. In that role he recruited and managed a new Analytics department; a national team of regional analysts tasked with producing quarterly market reports and thought leadership pieces.
James has worked in the commercial real estate industry since 1999, beginning as a Phoenix market research analyst with Insignia/ESG. He has served as U.S. Director of Research at Colliers International, where he oversaw the commercial property research services provided to Colliers International clients in the United States. Before that, he built the Colliers national GIS platform, as the GIS Manager for the U.S. region.