LOS ANGELES—GlobeSt.com recently caught up with GaryGlick, partner at Cox Castle Nicholson,based here in Los Angeles, to discuss the two major movements hisretail team is seeing in the market today. “There is a movementtowards 'Amazon-proofing retail centers,' or leasing toexperiential tenants like restaurants, theaters and fashionretailers over any tenant that competes with Amazon.com,” he says.Another movement he is seeing a lot of based on the deals his firmis doing involve the “shake-up” in grocery.

According to Glick, “With the increasing popularity of non-unionspecialty grocers such as Whole Foods,Sprouts and Trader Joe's andnon-union traditional grocers such as Wal-MartNeighborhood Market—not to mention the increasingamounts of groceries sold by non-union big box retailers such asTarget, Costco,Wal-Mart and Sam's—thetraditional union supermarket industry will be facing majorconsolidations and challenges.”

As for the “Amazon proofing retail centers,” Glick says that,“Landlords are connecting the strong performance by luxuryretailers and higher end restaurants to the experience that thesetenants deliver. Experiences like trying on clothing and enjoying ameal with friends cannot be ordered online, but the products thatBest Buy and Barnes & Noble carry can.”

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Natalie Dolce, editor-in-chief of GlobeSt.com and GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum, is responsible for working with editorial staff, freelancers and senior management to help plan the overarching vision that encompasses GlobeSt.com, including short-term and long-term goals for the website, how content integrates through the company’s other product lines and the overall quality of content. Previously she served as national executive editor and editor of the West Coast region for GlobeSt.com and Real Estate Forum, and was responsible for coverage of news and information pertaining to that vital real estate region. Prior to moving out to the Southern California office, she was Northeast bureau chief, covering New York City for GlobeSt.com. Her background includes a stint at InStyle Magazine, and as managing editor with New York Press, an alternative weekly New York City paper. In her career, she has also covered a variety of beats for M magazine, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, FashionLedge.com, and Co-Ed magazine. Dolce has also freelanced for a number of publications, including MSNBC.com and Museums New York magazine.