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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.
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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

 

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

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.

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

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?

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.

10 Biases in Retail Investment 

 

Recognize cognitive tendencies, also known as biases, that will affect decision-making when pursuing a retail tenant.

 

Retail’s Road to Recovery 

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

Retail Redux? 

Retailers that are back in expansion mode are bumping up against a big obstacle — a lack of inventory when it comes to good real estate locations. The limited supply of new retail construction has been a huge help to

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. 

How Retail Responds 

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

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.

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.

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