Jud Dutrisac Dutrisac: “Where larger big-box formats are not feasible, this flexible format is a great alternative.”

COSTA MESA, CA—The best retailers recognize that consumers are looking for an easy, convenient and personalized shopping experience and will continue to evolve in a way that allows them to reach more of their customers more often, Westar Associates’ COO Jud Dutrisac tells GlobeSt.com. The locally based real estate developer and property-management company is marking its 35th anniversary with two new California developments and five new anchor tenants including Gelson’s, Smart & Final Extra! and a new, smaller-format Target in its current 2-million-square-foot retail portfolio. The two new developments include Hollister Village Plaza in Goleta and Sendero Marketplace in Rancho Mission Viejo. We spoke exclusively with Dutrisac about the trend of smaller-format big-box stores and other retail trends in Southern California.

GlobeSt.com: What is sparking the trend of smaller-format stores that are traditionally known as big-box stores, such as Target?

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on GlobeSt.com and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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