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Glimmers of Hope 

Brick-and-mortar retail stores are facing challenges, but is it really as bad as it seems? Last year was the biggest year of closures for major chains since coming out of the recession, but retail sales grew overall. What changes are coming to retail sector for commercial real estate professionals?

Open for Business 

Cynthia Shelton, CCIM, details what she expects in retail, where she has decades of experience, along with Florida's outlook as CRE hopes to leave COVID-19 behind.

Retail Analysis 

The retail property feasibility analysis featuring the CCIM Strategic Analysis Model considers the goals and objectives of the investor/developer, alternative investments available, and the investment criteria that lead to the final decision.

Retail Faces a Mixed Prognosis 

The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated weaknesses, strengths, and areas of potential growth for retailers of all kinds.

COVID-19 and the Retail Debacle 
Moody's Analytics Reis Chief Economist Victor Calanog, Phd, CRE, discusses how the global public health and economic crises have exacerbated pressures on retailers.
Valuing Retail Properties 

Assessments can differ, so understand what considerations go into calculating the value of retail properties. A store owned and operated by Lowe’s in Georgia was valued by the local tax assessor at $10.4 million. Not satisfied, Lowe’s counsel hired its own appraiser, who valued the property at $3.9 mill

Multi-Service Properties Trend 

 

Market Trends in Commercial Real Estate 

Medical Office Looks for Reopening Rebound | USDA Sees Little Movement on Land Values | Nearly 5 of 6 NYC Restaurants Unable to Pay Full Rent in July | Hotels Forecasted to Lose $75B in Revenue | School Year Starts with Plenty of Vacant Student Housing | Chicago Eyes Mixed-Use Projects to Boost Struggling Communities | Warehouse in Demand in Markets Large and Small | Data Centers Attract Interest Despite Overall Instability

Shopping Center Shift 

For neighborhood and community shopping center owners, it’s a time for reflection. Though they haven’t experienced the numerous headline grabbing store closures plaguing big box and mall owners, they are facing many changes in consumer behavior — and too few

Main Street Win 

The recent court decision of South Dakota v. Wayfair is a win for commercial real estate, brick-and-mortar businesses, and state and local governments alike, bringing similar taxes to online and brick-and-mortar transactions.

Big Box Breakup 

Retail experts puzzle out shrinking store footprints and excess space. As the economy has recovered, many in the retail industry were hoping to leave the deluge of store closings in the rearview mirror. Yet those objects are definitely closer than they appear. Despite the fact that the retail sector has once

Changes in Store 

The key to success for real estate professionals will be understanding changing elements tied to physical stores, from lease terms to sales metrics to build-out options. It will also require the ability to understand technology and, most importantly, the changing preferences of American shoppers.

New Digs? 

Developers that have been chomping at the bit to break ground on new retail projects are beginning to see a glimmer of hope as retailers accelerate expansion plans. By all accounts, retail development has remained fairly anemic in the past

Retail Resilience 

Thomas P. LaSalvia, Ph.D., with Moody’s Analytics, discusses how in-store retail shopping isn’t going anywhere, even if e-commerce will continue to grow.

Retail ReMix 

The retail real estate industry and its tenants are enjoying renewed, post recession momentum. Retailers are again expanding, providing a much needed boost to occupancy rates at well located properties, and landlords are investing capital in their centers. For shopping

Down, but not Out 

Retail construction is a shadow of its former self with development activity falling to its lowest levels in more than a decade. Yet pockets of construction persist. An estimated 32 million square feet of new retail space is expected to

How Retail Responds 

As retailers find their footing in 2022, opportunities abound in a sector that faced plenty of challenges during the pandemic. 

Rethinking Retail 

Retail is one property sector that never has time to rest on its laurels. As they battle the lingering effects of the recession and increased online shopping competition, retailers are once again shifting store strategies. The steep economic downturn forced

Mixing It Up: Considerations for a Retail-Residential Development 

Looking at one hypothetical project can highlight the opportunities and challenges associated with mixed-use developments. Mixed-use developments, by definition, include competing and often mutually exclusive interests. A developer wants to attract customers to the corner bistro, but those in the rental prop

The Franchisee Lease 

Landlords can benefit but they also need to be wary of details. The year 2015 saw more than 795,000 franchise outlets throughout the U.S., according to the Franchise Business Economic Outlook 2016. That number is expected to increase by 1.7 percent this year, adding approximately 13,500 new units across 10 bu

Jumping Through Hoops 
For most real estate analysts, the beginning perspective for retail real estate market analysis is often a site in search of a user, according to “A Rational Approach to Feasibility Analysis” in The Appraisal Journal. This is consistent with the theory that a user can pay the most to occupy a site since the user can place it into productive use immediately. An astute investor or developer values the property based on what the user can afford to pay to occupy the space.

Beyond the E-tail Era 

The sharp rise in e tailing and its game changing impact has created a new normal in the retail real estate sector. Major national retailers are evolving their strategies in an effort to “survive and thrive” in this new market

Commitment: The Cornerstone of Net Lease 

One of the most appealing aspects of net lease is its focus on the long term. Since net leases are traditionally longer, investors can rely on stable continuous income, and tenants can count on predictable leasing costs. 

Retail’s Road to Recovery 

Battered by COVID-19 — some more than others — retailers are looking to rebound with increased creativity, flexibility, and agility. 

Rapid Evolution 

The days when traditional retailers fit into one box and online retailers fit into their own separate box are falling by the wayside. The next generation of retail is a big melting pot of physical stores and showrooms, e-commerce platforms, and logistics networks all tied together with more technology.