Isn’t Brick-And-Mortar Retail Supposed to be Dead?

Isn’t Brick-And-Mortar Retail Supposed to be Dead?

Amazon? Is that an outdoor-wear clothing store or something? Several physical retail-store metrics improved during the third quarter, according to a national retail report released by Cushman & Wakefield (download here), making us question the severity of the...
The Real Estate Impact of Amazon Go

The Real Estate Impact of Amazon Go

Amazon has surprised the retail real estate industry again, but this time it’s in a good way. Maybe. The company will reportedly open 3,000 of its Amazon Go cashier-less stores by 2021. It is currently operating a handful in Seattle and Chicago, which are roughly...
RECon Amid a Changing Retail Sector

RECon Amid a Changing Retail Sector

The retail real estate industry is adapting to change, and that is apparently not such a bad thing, though there is still hesitancy about the sector due to store closings and some malls shutting down and becoming repurposed into other uses. National Real Estate...
Report: Good News Ahead for Hotels

Report: Good News Ahead for Hotels

It looks like commercial real estate’s hospitality sector, like others in the industry, should benefit from a continued strong economy. Occupancy rates could be the highest in years through 2018, even as new development should increase the overall market by two...

Spirit’s REIT Spinoff SpinCo Shows Net Lease Confidence

The net-lease sector of commercial real estate has been strong throughout economic cycles, and now there is more evidence of perceived investor interest in these types of assets. Major net-lease REIT Spirit Realty is splitting off part of its portfolio into a separate...