Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods last month sent the real estate world into frenzy. It was essentially the creation of a hybrid ecommerce-brick-and-mortar model, but will Amazon—a company known for budget ecommerce sales—be able to manage an experiential-driven chain like Whole Foods? We sat down with Westwood Financial co-CEOs Joe Dykstra and Randy Banchik to talk about retail property management and how Amazon is in a whole new league.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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