Here are some news and notes about retail and retail real estate from around the Web.
CoStar has a fascinating piece examining the potential impact of new accounting rules on commercial real estate. The rules will change how leases are accounted. According to one chilling estimate, this could cost U.S. companies up to $1 trillion. The report is based on a new white paper by CBRE.
Calculated Risk looks at the latest cap rate trends based on data from CBRE. According to the latest quarterly data, "ending at 8.71%, cap rates were up again. The 59 basis point gain is the largest quarterly increase we have ever measured, even trumping last quarter's previous record."