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Jennifer Duell
Kohl’s Joins the Small-Format Trend
Kohl's follows other department stores with small-format, outlet stores.
Foodie Culture Influences Restaurant Tenant Mix at Retail Centers
Many countries are known for their sophisticated palates—France, Italy, Spain—but the United States has never been one of them… until now.
Strong Box Office Numbers Lead to More Traffic at Shopping Centers
Blockbuster movie releases translate into more earnings for movie theater operators and greater foot traffic at the shopping centers in which they’re located.
Walgreens-Rite Aid Merger Will Significantly Impact Net Lease Sector 1
The acquisition will likely have a significant impact on the retail real estate industry, particularly the net lease sector, experts contend.
Retail Condos More Desirable Than Ever
Retail condos, a long-time favorite of investors looking for exposure to urban markets, have become even more desirable.
Today’s Retail Properties Defy Rigid Categorization
Categorizing retail properties used to be easy. Investors could just toss properties into different buckets based on size, tenants and location.
Secondary Markets Will Rule Retail Investment in 2016 2
Secondary markets will have a more compelling investment story next year than gateway markets, according to PwC’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2016 report.
Mall REITs Look to Existing Assets for Growth
Ground-up development opportunities remain limited, given the amount of land, money and time required to build a regional mall.
Lenders Prefer Multifamily and Industrial Over Retail
Even though the retail sector continues to strengthen, lenders don’t find retail properties as attractive as they find multifamily and industrial assets. With the exception of grocery-anchored centers and fortress malls, lenders are cautious when it comes to retail real estate, experts say.
Dollar Store Sector Cashes In
The expansive growth the dollar store segment has experienced over the past decade will likely continue for the next several years, according to management teams from the largest dollar store chains.
Forever 21 Evaluates the Size of its Store Prototype
The apparel retailer is rethinking the size of its stores and talking with landlords about downsizing, according to multiple sources.
How Will Sycamore Partners Change Belk Department Stores?
Private equity firm Sycamore Partners plans to acquire department store chain Belk Inc. for $3 billion. Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, which is the nation’s largest family-owned-and-operated department store chain, with close to 300 stores in 16 southern states, posted annual sales of $4.11 billion in for fiscal year 2015.
Consumer Confidence Soars, Retail Spending Follows
American consumers are finally spending again, which is good news for retailers and retail property owners. The increased spending corresponds to improved consumer confidence, and experts expect that trend to continue.
Net Lease Investors Hungry for Quick-Serve Restaurants
Investor demand for net-lease quick-service restaurant (QSR) properties is hotter than an order of McDonald’s French fries. The price point, coupled with long-term leases, rental escalations and recognizable brand names, makes these QSR properties an attractive investment, particularly for 1031 exchange investors.
Luxury Retailers Flourish, But Create Limited CRE Demand
Personal luxury goods—the “core of the core” of luxury—continue to buoy the market, according to global consulting firm Bain & Co. Yet that growth is slowing: in 2013, luxury goods grew 7 percent, and in 2014, growth slowed to 5 percent at constant exchange rates.
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