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A Breath of Fresh Air 

"From a new development point of view, it seems that three pillars have decided that open air is the best the municipalities that are approving these new centers, the tenants who are going in them, and the customers who are

New Rules for Retail 

The rules for retail are changing across America, almost as quickly as the holiday lights come down and the racks of valentines go up on Jan. 2. Wal Mart has morphed from the feared competitor into the good neighbor that

Restoring Retail 

The 2001 holiday retail season was "the last gasp of the overly indulgent U. S. consumer. We cannot count on the U.S. consumer to carry the United States and the global economy on his back any longer," pronounced Stephen S.

In the Retail Ring 

The retail property investment market looks a little like a battered prize fighter these days. It's down, but by no means out. Given the one two punch of the credit crisis and the tepid economic recovery, retail investment sales are

Retail Details 

Due to the economic downturn, property owners and real estate companies that work with retailers and restaurants have seen a record number of requests for restructured leases or renegotiated rental agreements. According to real estate industry experts, the trend is

Rescuing Distressed Retail Real Estate 

“The developer bit off more than he could chew,” says Henry Englehardt, CCIM, senior vice president with Colliers International in Walnut Creek, Calif., explaining how Rocklin Crossroads, a mixed use retail property in Rocklin, Calif., fell into the hands of

Retail Revitalization 

Increasing a retail property’s value is what investing is all about. And, today’s savvy investors aren’t waiting for inflation to push up the value of their properties – they are seeking creative ways to improve their assets’ financial health. From

Retail Overstock: A Regional Roundup 

A variety of CCIMs provided commentary on their local markets for the May June 2010 cover story, “Retail Returns to the Ring.” The following roundup of regional retail markets in the U.S. gives voice to the valuable insights that could

Reinventing Retail 

Across the country, the retail market is thriving as merchants ring up sales at a record setting pace. Retail sales rose by about 7 percent last year to reach almost $3 trillion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. As a

Retail Roller Coaster 

Investors are maneuvering quickly to catch up with a retail property market that has done a 180 degree turn in the past year. This once hot sector has cooled considerably in the wake of the capital markets crisis, the residential

Retail Repositioning 

Your suburban retail center's anchor just declared bankruptcy and plans to shutter all of its stores. Meanwhile, two of your credit tenants are considering relocating to the new regional mall, which offers better amenities and more flexible space. To make

Red Hot Retail 

Retail real estate is hot. Large retailers continue to drive new development and investor demand remains near record highs. As competition heats up for prime space in major U.S. metropolitan areas, retailers are expanding into secondary markets and even far

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

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.

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.

10 Biases in Retail Investment 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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.

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. 

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.