Stark Insights

Finding Balance is a Walk in the Park

Posted on 07.27.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO If there’s one thing that we can all agree on right now, it’s that we really want to get out of the house. Whether you have returned to the office or are still working from home, the desire for outdoor recreation has never been higher. Those who have physically […]

Crocker Park Construction Update

Posted on 07.17.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO The past six months have been incredibly difficult on businesses everywhere, and we’re no exception to that. We all know how trying it has been dealing with the coronavirus while attempting to retain some semblance of normalcy in the workplace and pushing to continue directing business operations forward. However, […]

On the Future of Events and Gatherings

Posted on 05.29.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO Welcome to another article in my series of Reflections on a Responsible Restart. As businesses continue to open up here in Ohio and nationwide, I’ll be taking time each week to reflect on recent events and offer insights on how we’re progressing on our path to recovery. One of […]

New Openings Offer Insight, Hope to Ohio Businesses

Posted on 05.20.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO Welcome to the first in a series of Reflections on a Responsible Restart. As businesses continue to open up here in Ohio and nationwide, I’ll be taking time each week to reflect on recent events and offer insights on how we’re progressing on our path to recovery. For businesses […]

The Return of Retail: Steps for a Safe Reopening

Posted on 05.12.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO Well, here we are. Today marks the official reopening date of retail stores across the state of Ohio, with restaurants following closely behind this Friday, May 15th for outdoor seating and Thursday, May 21st for indoor seating. In the immortal words of the Grateful Dead, “what a long, strange […]

On Retail & Real Estate in the Time of Coronavirus

Posted on 04.20.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO Over the weekend I found myself reading an interesting article on Vogue.com. For those of you that do not know me, Vogue is definitely not my go-to online destination. But as we’re all well aware, weeks of staying at home has unearthed strange and surprising things about us all. […]

Support Local Businesses & Staff on Takeout Tuesday

Posted on 04.14.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO As the stay-at-home order enters its fourth week here in Ohio, it’s important to remember that there are many businesses that are still open during this crisis and are employing local staff to provide essential services to the community. At our Westlake property, Crocker Park, more than 20 businesses […]

A Closer Look at Our Pittsburgh Development Smith & Fifth

Posted on 01.31.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO In the early 20th century, the area around Fifth and Forbes avenues in downtown Pittsburgh served as a prominent shopping destination, with flagship department stores Frank & Seder and Kaufmann’s just steps away from each other. Nearly a century later, we’re determined to help that same Fifth and Forbes […]