Greg Lyon Greg Lyon is an owner, design director and principal at Nadel Architects.

The retail market is changing. This year alone, we have seen major announcements, like Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods, that will surely bring more change to the industry. Ecommerce is the biggest driver of change in the retail sector, but demographic shifts, aging millennials and multiculturalism have also had an enormous impact on retail center development and tenant mixes. Obviously, investors are responding to these changes by developing new strategies, but architects are also approaching retail design differently. Today, successful retail environments create a sense of place and drive people out of their homes to gathering spaces. We sat down with Greg Lyon, owner and design director at Nadel Architects, to talk about retail design and how he is responding to the disruption. How have you changed your approach to retail design in response to all of the disruption in the retail industry?

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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 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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