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Increased Demand for Warehouse Space and Labor Created by the COVID-19 Could be a Long-Term Trend
News 4 days ago
Increased Demand for Warehouse Space and Labor Created by the COVID-19 Could be a Long-Term Trend
Source NREI - Retail

As non-essential businesses are forced to close doors, some retail and e-commerce firms are ramping up hiring and operations in order to meet a...

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Some Initial Takeaways on How the $2T Stimulus Helps CRE
News 5 days ago
Some Initial Takeaways on How the $2T Stimulus Helps CRE
Source NREI - Retail

Industry pros are continuing to unpack what's in the massive $2 trillion stimulus package, but already some items stand out that should provide...

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China Urges Officials to Dine Out and Shop to Boost Consumption
News 2 weeks ago
China Urges Officials to Dine Out and Shop to Boost Consumption
Source NREI - Retail

Data released Monday showed retail sales in the world’s second-biggest economy plunged 20.5% in the first two months of the year. (Bloomberg) --...

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Restaurants Are Getting Creative with Their Home Delivery Options
News 2 weeks ago
Restaurants Are Getting Creative with Their Home Delivery Options
Source NREI - Retail

To stay afloat as customer traffic drops, restaurants are expanding their delivery options. (Bloomberg)—The coronavirus has already had a huge...

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Wagamama Plans an Ambitious U.S. Rollout. What Is the Restaurant Chain Looking For?
News 2 weeks ago
Wagamama Plans an Ambitious U.S. Rollout. What Is the Restaurant Chain Looking For?
Source NREI - Retail

The company’s U.S. co-CEO Robert Cornog weighs in on how the pan-Asian noodles chain plans to expand stateside. U.K.-based pan-Asian restaurant...

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Americans Cut Back on Trips to the Store as Virus Spreads
News 4 weeks ago
Americans Cut Back on Trips to the Store as Virus Spreads
Source NREI - Retail

Store visits in the U.S. fell for a fourth straight week at the end of February. (Bloomberg)—Visits to U.S. stores fell for a fourth straight week,...

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If a Bank Branch Has to Close, What Are the Most Likely Reuse Scenarios?
News 4 weeks ago
If a Bank Branch Has to Close, What Are the Most Likely Reuse Scenarios?
Source NREI - Retail

As banks downsize their bricks-and-mortar footprint, their vacated spaces can be turned to other uses. Banks continue to shutdown branches across...

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Outlet Centers Continue to Post Healthy Fundamentals, But There May Be Challenges Ahead
News 1 month ago
Outlet Centers Continue to Post Healthy Fundamentals, But There May Be Challenges Ahead
Source NREI - Retail

Outlet center operators are reporting strong NOI growth. But rising tenant bankruptcies are likely to have an impact. Bricks-and-mortar retail, in...

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[Exclusive Research] Net Lease Trends: Stars of the Show
News 1 month ago
[Exclusive Research] Net Lease Trends: Stars of the Show
Source NREI - Retail

Industrial and medical office properties remain at the top of net lease investors’ wish lists....

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Which Regional Mall REITs Might Be the Next Takeover Targets?
News 1 month ago
Which Regional Mall REITs Might Be the Next Takeover Targets?
Source NREI - Retail

The primary suspects may not be who you think. In the wake of Simon Property Group Inc.’s pending $3.6 billion purchase of an 80 percent stake in...

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How Long Can Off-Price Retailers Continue to Outperform?
News 1 month ago
How Long Can Off-Price Retailers Continue to Outperform?
Source NREI - Retail

The time horizon might be as long as five to seven years, according to one industry source. The U.S. off-price retail sector remains a bright spot...

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NREI's Common Area: Episode 28
News 1 month ago
NREI's Common Area: Episode 28
Source NREI - Retail

David Bodamer discusses the recent mega-merger between Simon Property Group and Taubman Centers. In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David...

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Market by Macy’s Concept Could Benefit Retail REITs That Specialize in Lifestyle Centers
News 1 month ago
Market by Macy’s Concept Could Benefit Retail REITs That Specialize in Lifestyle Centers
Source NREI - Retail

Though smaller than a traditional Macy’s, the new stores could drive more foot traffic to lifestyle centers. The drumbeat of store closures...

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A First Peek Inside Amazon’s New Grocery Store Concept in Los Angeles
News 1 month ago
A First Peek Inside Amazon’s New Grocery Store Concept in Los Angeles
Source NREI - Retail

The grocery store, in Woodland Hills, looks remarkably conventional. (Bloomberg)—The $800 billion grocery industry is keeping a sharp eye on a...

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Breaking Down Simon’s Bet on Taubman
News 1 month ago
Breaking Down Simon’s Bet on Taubman
Source NREI - Retail

What does the mega-merger mean for the mall sector and will more consolidation follow? Last week rumors emerged that retail real estate giant Simon...

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Small Businesses Caught in Crosshairs of Sears Bankruptcy
News 1 month ago
Small Businesses Caught in Crosshairs of Sears Bankruptcy
Source NREI - Retail

The estate filed about 400 in November and is expected to file additional lawsuits that in total will impact as much as 2,000 vendors. (Bloomberg) ...

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Macy’s Will Be Closing 125 Stores. How Bad Is This News for the Regional Mall Sector?
News 1 month ago
Macy’s Will Be Closing 125 Stores. How Bad Is This News for the Regional Mall Sector?
Source NREI - Retail

We spoke with Barbara Byrne Denham, senior economist with Moody’s Analytics REIS, about the potential impact of the closings. Regional mall...

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Which Are the Most Desired Quick Service Restaurants in the Net Lease Sector?
News 1 month ago
Which Are the Most Desired Quick Service Restaurants in the Net Lease Sector?
Source NREI - Retail

Private investors continue to have an insatiable appetite for QSRs. These are the strongest brands in the sector. Cap rates for net-leased quick...

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Simon Property Holds Deal Talks with Taubman
News 1 month ago
Simon Property Holds Deal Talks with Taubman
Source NREI - Retail

The REITs have been holding on-and-off discussions since late last year, sources said. (Bloomberg)—Simon Property Group Inc. has held merger talks...

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Is Simon and Brookfield’s Forever 21 Buy a Smart Play or a Hail Mary Pass?
News 1 month ago
Is Simon and Brookfield’s Forever 21 Buy a Smart Play or a Hail Mary Pass?
Source NREI - Retail

Regional mall REITs have some experience in saving ailing retailers. But Forever 21 comes with added pressures. After months of speculation, mall...

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Forever 21 Has $81 Million Bid from Simon, Brookfield, Authentic
News 1 month ago
Forever 21 Has $81 Million Bid from Simon, Brookfield, Authentic
Source NREI - Retail

Two of the chain’s biggest landlords have offered to buy it out for a fraction of what it was once worth. (Bloomberg) --A group including two of...

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NREI's Common Area Podcast, Episode 27
News 2 months ago
NREI's Common Area Podcast, Episode 27
Source NREI - Retail

David Bodamer discusses how grocery stores are evolving to meet consumers’ ever-changing shopping habits, why consolidation is inevitable, and how...

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Eight of the Top U.S. Markets for Retail Real Estate Investment
News 2 months ago
Eight of the Top U.S. Markets for Retail Real Estate Investment
Source NREI - Retail

It’s a tough environment for retail properties out there. But there are still some markets where retail might be a good bet. With consumers...

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Gap Backs Away from Plan to Spin Off Old Navy
News 2 months ago
Gap Backs Away from Plan to Spin Off Old Navy
Source NREI - Retail

The apparel retailer abandoned its plan to spin off its best-performing division. (Bloomberg)—Gap Inc., the apparel retailer that’s searching for a...

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Abercrombie & Fitch Says It’s Willing to Walk Away from Any Mall
News 2 months ago
Abercrombie & Fitch Says It’s Willing to Walk Away from Any Mall
Source NREI - Retail

The apparel retailer’s CFO said the chain’s executives were “willing to walk away from any mall at this point.” (Bloomberg)—Abercrombie & Fitch Co....

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Retail Turmoil Hits Times Square with Tenants Looking for Exit
News 2 months ago
Retail Turmoil Hits Times Square with Tenants Looking for Exit
Source NREI - Retail

Asking rents in the area have slipped and some of its largest merchants have closed stores in recent years. (Bloomberg)—Struggling retailers are...

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Six Predictions for the Retail Sector in 2020
News 2 months ago
Six Predictions for the Retail Sector in 2020
Source NREI - Retail

Retail real estate had just had one of its toughest years ever. Will there be relief in sight in 2020? It was a brutal year for the U.S. retail...

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Forever 21 Accused by Creditor of Inflating Sales Projections
News 2 months ago
Forever 21 Accused by Creditor of Inflating Sales Projections
Source NREI - Retail

An Alabama mall owner is suing Forever 21 for providing misleading sales targets in leasing negotiations. (Bloomberg)—Forever 21 Inc. can add a...

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Hudson’s Bay Chairman Weighs Raising Offer for Retailer
News 2 months ago
Hudson’s Bay Chairman Weighs Raising Offer for Retailer
Source NREI - Retail

The investment group has approached shareholders about raising the offer to approximately C$11 per share. (Bloomberg)—Hudson’s Bay Co. Chairman...

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U.S. Consumption, Incomes Pick Up in Sign of Holiday Cheer
News 3 months ago
U.S. Consumption, Incomes Pick Up in Sign of Holiday Cheer
Source NREI - Retail

Consumer purchases rose by 0.3 percent in November. (Bloomberg)—Americans’ spending picked up in November and income gains topped projections,...

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