Examples of Solheim Research work conducted for shopping center owners, developers, managers, and investors:

  • Strategic analysis for acquisitions, including analysis of center and major stores, trade area analysis, and market void (import-export) analysis,
  • Repositioning of shopping centers and maximizing center value by aligning center to trade area shopper profile,
  • Strategic analysis and response when major stores close,
  • Analysis of expansion/renovation opportunities, 
  • Leasing strategies and trade area positioning,
  • Compelling comparative demographic and competitive analyses to maximize leasing effectiveness,
  • Shopping center feasibility, 
  • Sales forecasts for TIF applications, and
  • Portfolio analysis of properties' competitive positions, for the purpose of maximizing sales and asset value. 

All work is custom, with scale and scope developed in partnership with the client.

Shopping centers studied have ranged from large to small: 

  • multi-anchor regional and super regional malls,
  • open air and enclosed centers,
  • neighborhood centers,
  • power centers with three to four mid-sized anchors,
  • lifestyle centers, and
  • ethnic-focused specialty centers.