Category Archives: Retail

  1. Despite “Retail Apocalypse” Hype…Retail Continues to Rock

    commercial retail real estate

    By Scott Lynn By any definition, there has been a pivotal shift in attitude toward commercial retail real estate over the past few years. Has it become more difficult to obtain debt and/or equity for retail properties? Absolutely. Are retail deals being underwritten to a

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  2. Five Key Takeaways from 2018 RECon Conference

    Recently, the Metropolitan Capital team descended onto Vegas to attend the annual RECon Conference held by the International Council of Shopping Center’s (ICSC) as we do every year.   This year was interesting to watch as the “perception” of the “Amazon effect” was in full swing. 

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  3. Avoiding the Amazon Cyclone in Retail Real Estate

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    By: Andrew Hanzl There is no doubt the retail landscape is changing; just last week Toys ‘R’ Us announced they will be closing all 735 stores, joining the long list of other well-known retailers either drastically reducing their presence in the market or disappearing altogether.

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  4. The New CRE World Post-Tax Overhaul

    CRE and Tax Reform

    by Todd McNeill It appears the overhaul of the tax code signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017, represents a big win for commercial real estate.  Some sectors will benefit more than others.   Let’s take a look at some of the asset classes within commercial

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

    retail commercial real estate

    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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  6. 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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