43 - How Where We Buy Impacts Where We Live with Research Director James Cook
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Meet James Cook, host of Where We Buy and co-host Everything We Know About Retail. 

James is the Americas Director of Retail Research at JLL, a world leader in real estate services. JLL buys, builds, occupies, and invests in a variety of assets including industrial, commercial, retail, residential, and hotel real estate.

James' stated goal is simple – to build  knowledge of the ever-changing retail real estate industry and help his audience understand the next phase of retailing. He focuses on the development and implementation of research strategy, methodology, platform deliverables, and broad sector analyses for retail property markets in the Americas.

He's the co-host Everything We Know About Retail and the host the Where We Buy podcast, where James discusses two of his favorite topics: retail and real estate, and features  conversations with fascinating people, original research, and audio tours of unique retail places.

In this episode, we talk about:
-- The future of retail centers, involving live-work-play elements
-- Assembly Row in Somerville as the perfect example of where retail is headed
-- The success of Lifestyle Centers
-- What is what role did cars play and pedestrian only areas play in retail space?
-- The Boston Seaport's explosive development
-- NIMBYism
-- How COVID has accelerated trends in the retail world
-- What can municipalities do to foster more vibrant retail scene changes?
-- How experiences and technology will play into the future of retail
-- Retail theatre and touring exhibitions
-- eSports as a retail partner
-- Technology and retail

Fun fact - James is a horror movie enthusiast who can probably hop on stage without any prep and deliver an amazing speech about horror movies!

Get in touch with James Cook:
James Cook on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesdcook/
James Cook on Twitter - https://twitter.com/JamesDCook
Email James Cook - jamesd.cook@am.jll.com
Where We Buy Podcast - https://wherewebuy.show/
Everything We Know About Retail video series - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrS8NhFoY_oXMQMXxb63O-A
Read more about JLL's retail research - https://www.us.jll.com/en/industries/retail

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