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Hilco’s diverse capabilities can address needs ranging from valuing all assets, rationalizing underutilized real estate portfolios, monetizing industrial assets, and more. Read our perspectives for in-depth industry insights from our team of experts.

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Real Estate
Build It and People Will Come

By Dan O’Brien

This article examines the dilemma currently facing Department Store tenants, as foot traffic continues to drop, consumer shopping trends shift and the prognosis for many regional malls remains questionable. We also explore the potential opportunities that can exist for these tenants and their landlords when strategic and timely action is taken.

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Automotive
Over Promising and Underdelivering

By Keith Spacapan

First quarter U.S. sales of light-duty vehicles totaled 3.29 million, one of the worst single quarter tallies in a decade. The only quarter to post a worse result was the second quarter of 2021 at the height of the pandemic.

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Automotive
Changing the Tire in 2022

By Gregory Baldor

In this article we take a look at the changing tire industry and how the impact of ever-changing tariffs prior to the arrival of the pandemic and a precipitous drop in the number of miles driven during its height in 2020 have now been further exacerbated by reduced production output, increased raw material pricing, shipping delays and higher import costs.

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Retail
Putting the Resale in Retail

By Kyle Sawyer

This article examines rapid growth in the resale segment of the retail apparel market and how factors including consumers’ heightened focus on sustainability and retailers’ desire to find a path to participation are shaping the road ahead.

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Disposition of Collateral
Podcast: Exploring the Many Nuances of the Article 9 Sale Process

Guest Jonathan Cuticelli, Brent Bonham, Richelle Kalnit, Ian Fredericks, Steve Katz (host)

In this podcast, Richelle Kalnit, Ian Fredericks, Brent Bonham and Johnathan Cuticelli each share their industry-specific expertise regarding the disposition of collateral under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.

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