Jennifer Duell Popovec

Jennifer Duell
Sears Continues Sinking
The recent news from Sears regarding more store closings, layoffs, leasing agreements with other retailers and capital raising efforts is a sign that the end is near for the troubled retailer, according to several industry experts. Few, if any, hold out any hope that the 128-year-old company can recover.
E-Commerce Lifts Industrial REITs
E-commerce in the United States is growing faster than traditional retail sales, but less appreciated is that the trend is pushing up demand for physical space.
Toyota Drives Innovative Sustainability for New North American HQ
Toyota is designing its new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas, with an eye toward “innovative sustainability.”
Nordstrom, Walgreens Praised for Omni-Channel Strategies
Experts mention the same names when asked to pinpoint retailers that are ahead of their peers in adapting omni-channel strategies: Nordstrom and Walgreens.
Is a Store Closing Tsunami Ahead? 
Store closings and store-closing announcements have spiked dramatically, and experts foresee even more closings as retailers cull their underperforming stores and focus on omnichannel retailing.
Cloudy Outlook for Retail Loan Delinquencies  1
Retail CMBS loan delinquencies have fallen to their lowest level since 2009, but experts worry that store closings, along with e-commerce, could negatively impact loan performance in the future, especially when borrowers try to refinance.
Outlet Center Development Pushes Forward  2
This year, developers plan to open another eight centers totaling 3.2 million sq. ft. And over the next three years, there are 47 outlet center projects planned for a total of 17 million sq. ft.
Net Lease Investors Devour Restaurant Assets  2
Investor demand for net leased restaurant properties is heating up, sparked by confidence in the restaurant sector and a dearth of new construction in other retail sectors. Investors are hungry for quick service restaurants (QSR) like McDonald’s, as well as casual dining properties like Red Lobster.
What’s the Smart Move for PetSmart?  1
Recent activity has generated a lot of discussion within both the retail and investment community about PetSmart’s future. Experts say PetSmart’s management team has a lot of options.The question is: Which option will provide investors with the best value?
Home Furnishings Sector Comes Back in Full Force 
Retail sales at furniture and home furnishing stores in May were the highest they’ve been in six years.
Big-Box Sector Shows Big Improvement 
High quality big-box space has been backfilled, either by bringing in new retailers or repurposing the boxes, and demand for big boxes is currently so strong that even vacancies in less desirable centers are filling up.
Exclusive NREI Survey Finds Widespread Optimism in the Multifamily Sector 
The apartment sector today is in a good place—a very good place—and the future looks just as good, according to a survey conducted by National Real Estate Investor.
Coldwater Creek Bankruptcy Signals Softness in Apparel Sector, But Merchandising Is Also to Blame 
Industry experts point to several things that led to Coldwater Creek’s demise, including the overall softness in apparel retailing and the strategic missteps the company made regarding its target audience and merchandising.
Retail REITs Exit Latin America to Satisfy Wall Street 
Since The Great Recession, REITs have been under pressure to simplify their strategies and reduce risk. Exiting foreign markets is one way to do both.
Top 10 Multifamily Markets 2
West Coast markets dominate when it comes to the multifamily sector.
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