Category Archives: Retail

  1. The Amazon/Whole Foods Effect on Retail Commercial Real Estate

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    by Ralph Rader What does Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods have to do with your Retail Center? The ripple from Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods’ 440 food centers and 11 regional distribution centers has affected retail centers around the country. Of course, the

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  2. Retail Apocalypse? Not so fast…

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    By Brandon Wilhite As consumer buying patterns continue to shift increasingly towards e-commerce and away from traditional brick-and-mortar retail stores; retailers, property owners, and investors must continue to evolve and adapt. And while draconian and sensationalistic terms such as “Retail Apocalypse” are often mentioned, the

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  3. Fake News About the Retail Sky Falling?

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    By Charley Babb In the past seven months, there have been several references to “fake news”. Originally referring to politics, this phenomenon may have crept into the reporting on the state of the retail industry in the United States. While the mainstream media has been

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  4. The Nuances of Underwriting Retail Real Estate

    By Brandon Wilhite Every commercial property type has its own unique set of underwriting and investment criteria. While some of those criteria are common to most asset types, such as market rental rates, market occupancy rates, lease duration, and tenant credit strength, there are many

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  5. Here We Come Again: 2013 RECON/ICSC

    By Scott Lynn This time next week, commercial real estate players will be gathering in Vegas for the annual RECON/ICSC. The convention begins on Saturday and runs through next Wednesday. Over 35,000 participants are expected, but there will be many more than that after you count all the

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  6. The Changing Face of Retail CRE


    by Brandon Wilhite An argument could be made that there is no commercial real estate product type with a higher degree of uncertainty than retail CRE.  Retail real estate will likely experience a significant evolution as it responds to ever-evolving consumer shopping patterns and preferences. 

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