Stark Insights

For over 40 years, we have been developing and managing generational assets that provide unparalleled experiences and leave lasting impressions. Stark properties are continually recognized by customers and industry leaders as among the most beautiful, well operated, and maintained in the nation. Browse the articles below to learn more about the innovative minds behind conceptualizing, constructing, and caring for these award-winning properties.

On the Future of Events
How we’re adapting to ongoing restrictions on public gatherings in an event-heavy retail industry.
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New Openings Offer Hope to Businesses
I’ll be taking time each week to reflect on recent events and offer insights on our path to recovery.
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Steps for a Safe Reopening
We’re dedicated to providing our community with a safe, secure shopping, dining, and entertaining experience.
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Support Local Business & Staff
Support businesses and their local staff as they work to provide essential services to the community.
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A Closer Look at Smith & Fifth
A closer look at Pittsburgh’s Fifth & Forbes corridor, and how we’re helping to revive this historic shopping and dining district.
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Happy New Year
Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2020! Happy New Year from all of us here at Stark Enterprises!
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Origin Story: Stark Enterprises & Iron Man
The story behind the Stark Enterprises name and its connection with the Marvel comic book and movie franchise, Iron Man.
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Why brick-and-mortar retail is here to stay
How brick-and-mortar retail remains strong through the lens of our Westlake, OH lifestyle center, Crocker Park.
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A Night of Appreciation
Thank you to everyone who joined us for A Night of Appreciation for our valued partners at The Shoreby Club in Bratenahl, OH.
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A Bird in the Hand
How Bird helped expose the downside of localism and how we can use it as a catalyst for change in Cleveland and beyond.
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Assessing the Market, and Beyond
A closer look at the current real estate market landscape and how generational living trends are driving significant change.
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A New Chapter at Stark Enterprises
Reflecting on the last days at our office on West 3rd St before moving to the new headquarters on Euclid Ave.
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How to Find Your Target Market
How identifying your target market serves as an indispensable guide for sound decision making for any project.
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Brick and mortars will never die
A look into the evolving world of brick and mortar retail and how it is changing in the face of a dominant e-commerce landscape.
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How to outlast the trends
How to navigate the ever evolving world of trends and foster a culture of culture of trend-setting rather than following.
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From Shopping Centers to Ugly Sweaters
A look back at our visit to the ICSC Conference in NYC and our company holiday party here in Cleveland.
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Development in all forms
A closer look at Phase 3 at Crocker Park as we welcome the addition of a larger, more expansive H&M retail store.
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Downtown Cleveland is on the rise
Cities across the Midwest are looking at Cleveland for tips on how to attract talent into the urban corridor.
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