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Alan Shor

Alan Shor

The Retail Connection

Alan P. Shor co-founded The Retail Connection LP. in 2004, and serves as its president and co-chairman. He oversees the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the firm and leads its investment and merchant banking business. Shor also is an operating partner with Parallel Investment Partners and sits on a number of corporate boards. He previously was president, chief operating officer, and a board member of Zale Corp.

Stories by Alan Shor

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Commercial Real Estate

Why The Retail Connection’s Alan Shor Remains Bullish on the Mall

Not all will survive and thrive. But the ones with these common characteristics will survive.
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Commercial Real Estate

The False Narrative About The Future of Retail

The Retail Connection Co-Founder Alan Shor digs a little deeper into the rumors.
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For Lease
Commercial Real Estate

Challenges and Opportunities Continue in Retail

The Retail Connection's Alan Shor says some of the biggest moments will happen in the restaurant space.
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Commercial Real Estate

The Great Accelerator: COVID-19 Hits Retail Industry Hard

The Retail Connection co-founder Alan Shor says the negative effects caused by the coronavirus will carry on for months, or even years, to come. 
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Neighborhood Goods in Plano, Texas
Commercial Real Estate

Pop-Up Shops Offer New Insight to Consumer Demands

The Retail Connection's Alan Shor says pop-up shops are a good way to stay relevant in the evolution of retail
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Stories by Alan Shor

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Commercial Real Estate

CRE Opinion: The Shopping Mall Is Not Waving the White Flag

Instead, entrepreneurial vision and strategic positioning are creating the mall of the future.
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Business

CRE Opinion: Reinventing Retail—Again

Factors such as how a customer shops, where they shop, and when they shop are all changing faster than ever before.
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Retail

Alan Shor: Retail Stores Are Still Alive and Kicking

It seems that the traditional brick and mortar retailer is under siege. If you do not have a significant “omni-channel” presence or are not part of “webrooming” with your customer’s tablets or cell phones, then you cannot compete or worse yet, may be doomed to fail. Yet, simple facts contradict this conclusion.
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Retail

Alan Shor: Why 2014 Could Be a Breakout Year for Real Estate

Very strong new job growth, low cost of living, being centrally located. and working within a pro-business regulatory environment are just a few of the many reasons why we are fortunate to be business based in this part of the country.
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Economy

Alan Shor: Success Despite Ourselves

As a country, we find ourselves in the uncomfortable position of our private business sector showing strong signs of growth, despite the complete dysfunction of our federal government.
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