Shopping Centers and the Reign of Experiential Retail

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This episode focuses on experiential retail with Devon Dykstra & Melanie Selleck of Matthews Real Estate Investment Services.

The Crexi Podcast explores various aspects of commercial real estate in conversation with top industry professionals. In each episode, we feature different guests, tapping into their wealth of expertise and exploring the latest trends in commercial real estate. 

In this episode, Crexi’s Ashley Kobovitch sits down with Ms. Dykstra and Ms. Selleck to break down trends they’re seeing in multi-tenant retail, from shopping centers to experiential uses. Their wide-ranging conversation includes:

Their wide-ranging conversation covers:

  • The value of mentorship and a competitive spirit in entrepreneurship
  • What the comeback of retail looks like after the pandemic
  • How shopping centers evolved after the introduction of ecommerce
  • Navigating bid-ask gaps and pricing uncertainties in the current retail market
  • And much more!

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About Devon Dykstra:

Devon Dykstra is the Retail Director for Matthews Shopping Center Business in the Western US. Devon’s experience and exposure to the capital markets provides her deep perspective and understanding of institutional discipline and process. Devon leads in the disposition and acquisition of retail transactions. During her career, Devon has closed 37 capital markets transactions in excess of $1 billion for private and institutional owners. 

Prior to joining Matthews, Devon worked at Jones Lang LaSalle as a Capital Markets Associate focusing on debt and equity. She led the financial modeling, due diligence, and closing for transactions, as well as executed business decisions and capital structures for borrowers and lenders. In 2018 and 2019, she closed 30 complex debt and equity transactions.

About Melanie Selleck:

Melanie Selleck serves as an investment sales professional for Matthews Real Estate Investment Services specializing in the acquisition and disposition of Shopping Centers. She utilizes her family’s years of experience within the real estate industry to make her an invaluable aid in improving her clients’ investment positions. Prior to joining Matthews, Melanie worked as a marketing associate for two companies and with the Selleck Development Group, her family’s development company.

About Crexi:

Crexi is transforming commercial real estate with advanced, integrative technology and data analytics designed to accelerate every CRE stakeholder’s success. From trading properties to machine-learning-powered industry Intelligence, Crexi’s intuitive CRE solutions accelerate transaction velocity and have empowered nearly 2 million monthly users to close $330 billion in deals and market over $2 trillion in property value.

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