Now is a great time to plan for redevelopment, Josh Poag, president & CEO of Poag Development Group, tells “This is the time to get your ducks in a row to be able to pull the trigger on redevelopment when the entitlements are in place and construction costs have stabilized or come down,” he says. “It is also a great time to acquire some great real estate, with the potential for redevelopment.”

So Poag is heading off to the ICSC New York trade show and conference, being held this week on Wednesday and Thursday. He’ll be joined by scores of other retail executives from all points of the table, hoping to get a sense of what is happening with retail both now and in the future. Macroeconomic concerns are also subjects he is looking forward to discussing. “The biggest factors affecting all of us right now are macro issues like inflation and interest rates,” he says. 

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