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Kimco’s Ross Cooper Discusses the Future of U.S. Shopping Centers
News 3 days ago
Kimco’s Ross Cooper Discusses the Future of U.S. Shopping Centers
Source NREI - Retail

“Major dispositions are definitely behind us,” according to Cooper. While not bullet-proof to the struggles of the overall retail sector, open-air...

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Lord & Taylor Is Returning to New York City with a Mini Store
News 6 days ago
Lord & Taylor Is Returning to New York City with a Mini Store
Source NREI - Retail

The department store chain will open a temporary shop in New York this holiday season. (Bloomberg)—Lord & Taylor began 2019 by closing its massive...

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Black Friday Becomes Blasé Friday as One-Time Frenzy Calms Down
News 6 days ago
Black Friday Becomes Blasé Friday as One-Time Frenzy Calms Down
Source NREI - Retail

People still shop at physical stores on Black Friday, but it’s a far cry from the frenzy that once spawned stampedes. (Bloomberg)—Becky Strickland...

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NREI's Common Area, Episode 23
News 1 week ago
NREI's Common Area, Episode 23
Source NREI - Retail

Will there finally be light at the end of the tunnel for the struggling retail real estate sector? In this episode of NREI's Common Area podcast,...

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Retail Mall Foot Traffic Picks Up Ahead of Thanksgiving
News 1 week ago
Retail Mall Foot Traffic Picks Up Ahead of Thanksgiving
Source NREI - Retail

Based on mobile phone usage in malls, U.S. mall foot traffic rose by 2.5 percent in the past four weeks. (Bloomberg)—U.S. mall foot traffic rose 2...

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Breaking Down CBRE’s 2020 Market Outlook
News 2 weeks ago
Breaking Down CBRE’s 2020 Market Outlook
Source NREI - Retail

CBRE provided NREI with an exclusive sneak peek at its 2020 Real Estate Market Outlook report. CBRE sees more growth ahead for the U.S. commercial...

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Exclusive Research: Light at the End of the Tunnel?
News 3 weeks ago
Exclusive Research: Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Source NREI - Retail

Retail real estate has taken a beating, but the level of bearishness in the sector is beginning to abate. In a seemingly interminable procession,...

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NREI's Common Area, Episode 22
News 3 weeks ago
NREI's Common Area, Episode 22
Source NREI - Retail

In this week's podcast we examine why there's renewed buzz surrounding McDonald's splitting its real estate into a REIT. In this episode of Common...

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KKR Makes Formal Approach to Walgreens Boots on Record Buyout
News 3 weeks ago
KKR Makes Formal Approach to Walgreens Boots on Record Buyout
Source NREI - Retail

The private equity firm has been working on a proposal to buy out shareholders of Walgreens Boots. (Bloomberg)—KKR & Co. has formally approached...

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Sears Is Where America Shops, If You Can Still Find One
News 3 weeks ago
Sears Is Where America Shops, If You Can Still Find One
Source NREI - Retail

“It almost looks like a liquidation without officially being one,” says one source. (Bloomberg)—After another round of store closings, Sears is...

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Though a Buyout Deal for Walgreens Is Far from Certain, It Would Make Sense for the Retailer
News 1 month ago
Though a Buyout Deal for Walgreens Is Far from Certain, It Would Make Sense for the Retailer
Source NREI - Retail

The giant pharmacy retailer is trying new initiative to draw more store traffic amidst changes in the healthcare sector. Drugstore giant Walgreens...

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Under New Leadership, Will McDonald’s Grill Up a New Real Estate Strategy?
News 1 month ago
Under New Leadership, Will McDonald’s Grill Up a New Real Estate Strategy?
Source NREI - Retail

The fast-food chain has looked at becoming a REIT before, but it may be better off with its current structure. Steve Easterbrook became president...

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Walgreens to Close In-Store Clinics, Making Way for New Services
News 1 month ago
Walgreens to Close In-Store Clinics, Making Way for New Services
Source NREI - Retail

The move is part of an effort to cut costs and focus on other in-store partnerships. (Bloomberg)—Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. said it will close...

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Barneys Auction Canceled as #SaveBarneys Bid Falls Short
News 1 month ago
Barneys Auction Canceled as #SaveBarneys Bid Falls Short
Source NREI - Retail

Authentic Brands Group is currently the only bidder for the department store. (Bloomberg)—A planned auction for bankrupt retail icon Barneys New...

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Is Bed Bath & Beyond Going Through Temporary Turbulence or More Serious Challenges?
News 1 month ago
Is Bed Bath & Beyond Going Through Temporary Turbulence or More Serious Challenges?
Source NREI - Retail

The retailer is looking at right-sizing its portfolio and potentially doing sale-leaseback transactions to raise cash. Amid falling sales, big-box...

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23andMe Hits the Mall Ahead of the Holiday DNA-Testing Rush
News 2 months ago
23andMe Hits the Mall Ahead of the Holiday DNA-Testing Rush
Source NREI - Retail

The DNA-testing company plans to open a holiday pop-store at a Westfield mall in California. (Bloomberg)—Mall shoppers could soon be able to learn...

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Luxury Grocer Dean & DeLuca Shuts Flagship Manhattan Store
News 2 months ago
Luxury Grocer Dean & DeLuca Shuts Flagship Manhattan Store
Source NREI - Retail

The gourmet grocery store temporarily shut its SoHo location. (Bloomberg)—Dean & DeLuca, the gourmet grocer whose trend-setting New York store...

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Ann Taylor Is Part of a Failed Retail Experiment: Sarah Halzack
News 2 months ago
Ann Taylor Is Part of a Failed Retail Experiment: Sarah Halzack
Source NREI - Retail

Ascena has now recorded five consecutive years of losses. (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Ascena Retail Group Inc.’s gloomy quarterly results are a reminder...

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Online Holiday Shopping to Overtake In-Store for First Time, Survey Finds
News 2 months ago
Online Holiday Shopping to Overtake In-Store for First Time, Survey Finds
Source NREI - Retail

In its annual Holiday Outlook, PwC found 54 percent of respondents plan to shop using e-commerce, up from 50 percent last year. (Bloomberg)—For the...

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Mall Investment Sales Volume Is Down, But Investors Are More Willing to Buy Lower-Tier Assets
News 2 months ago
Mall Investment Sales Volume Is Down, But Investors Are More Willing to Buy Lower-Tier Assets
Source NREI - Retail

While few class-A malls are trading hands, opportunistic investors are buying class-B and-C product for redevelopment plays. With the continuing...

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Forever 21 Needs Older Shoppers to Come Back from Bankruptcy
News 2 months ago
Forever 21 Needs Older Shoppers to Come Back from Bankruptcy
Source NREI - Retail

Forever 21 needs help from shoppers from more disposable income. (Bloomberg)—Before the fight with Ariana Grande, before spreading to seemingly...

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Searching for Yield: Multi-Tenant Retail Offers Net Lease Investors Attractive Opportunities
News 2 months ago
Searching for Yield: Multi-Tenant Retail Offers Net Lease Investors Attractive Opportunities
Source NREI - Retail

Multiple tenants can mitigate risk and allow more frequent rent increases for investors. In the past few years, we’ve seen an uptick in private...

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Empty Big-Box Stores Offer an Opportunity for Self-Storage Developers
News 2 months ago
Empty Big-Box Stores Offer an Opportunity for Self-Storage Developers
Source NREI - Retail

Vacant big boxes can be ideal for conversion to self-storage facilities. Self-storage developers are fighting over empty big-box stores. “Retail...

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For Clothing Retailers, Breaking Up Is Now Harder to Do: Sarah Halzack
News 2 months ago
For Clothing Retailers, Breaking Up Is Now Harder to Do: Sarah Halzack
Source NREI - Retail

The plans to spin-off Old Navy and Madewell will be made riskier by the trade war. (Bloomberg Opinion)—Two big names in clothing retail are getting...

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Subscription-Based Retailers Getting in on Physical Store Action
News 2 months ago
Subscription-Based Retailers Getting in on Physical Store Action
Source NREI - Retail

Can they use their millions of subscribers to drive bricks-and-mortar sales? What do Birchbox, Adore Me, Rent the Runway, Frank & Oak and Fabletics...

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Forever 21 Is in Talks to Give Landlords a Stake in Bankruptcy
News 2 months ago
Forever 21 Is in Talks to Give Landlords a Stake in Bankruptcy
Source NREI - Retail

Forever 21 might give a stake in the company to Simon Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners. (Bloomberg)—Forever 21 Inc. is in...

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Could a Recession Impact Boutique Fitness Studios More than Big-Box Gyms?
News 2 months ago
Could a Recession Impact Boutique Fitness Studios More than Big-Box Gyms?
Source NREI - Retail

There are already signs of a few ‘cracks’ in the highly competitive, high-end boutique sector. U.S. health clubs are a whopping $30-billion-a-year...

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For Many Retailers, Single Women Will Become the Make or Break Demographic, Morgan Stanley Study Finds
News 3 months ago
For Many Retailers, Single Women Will Become the Make or Break Demographic, Morgan Stanley Study Finds
Source NREI - Retail

The demographic of single American women with strong buying power is growing. For many retailers, they will be the key customers going forward....

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New Jersey’s ‘Dream’ Mall: 40 Million People and a Traffic Nightmare
News 3 months ago
New Jersey’s ‘Dream’ Mall: 40 Million People and a Traffic Nightmare
Source NREI - Retail

With tens of millions of expected visitors, New Jersey has no plans for a shuttle to The American Dream complex when it opens. (Bloomberg)—After 16...

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Should Landlords Worry About Drugstore Closures?
News 3 months ago
Should Landlords Worry About Drugstore Closures?
Source NREI - Retail

Walgreens is closing 200 locations and CVS is pulling back on new openings. What’s behind these moves? Neighborhoods will see fewer corner...

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