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For Clothing Retailers, Breaking Up Is Now Harder to Do: Sarah Halzack
News 3 days 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 4 days 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 1 month 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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The Weekender Podcast, Episode 10
News 1 month ago
The Weekender Podcast, Episode 10
Source NREI - Retail

It's a retail-heavy episode with news about the American Dream project in N.J., Barneys New York's bankruptcy restructuring and an update on dollar...

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Lampert Loses Ruling Tied to $718 Million Claim on Old Sears
News 1 month ago
Lampert Loses Ruling Tied to $718 Million Claim on Old Sears
Source NREI - Retail

The judge ruled that some of Eddie Lampert’s claims against the Sears estate are of very little priority. (Bloomberg) --Eddie Lampert suffered a...

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What We Know So Far About Barney’s Bankruptcy and Store Closing Plans
News 1 month ago
What We Know So Far About Barney’s Bankruptcy and Store Closing Plans
Source NREI - Retail

The luxury department store chain is battling against the clock to save itself. Luxury department store chain Barney’s New York joined a long list...

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PJ Solomon Talks with Mall Landlords to Become Lenders to Retail
News 1 month ago
PJ Solomon Talks with Mall Landlords to Become Lenders to Retail
Source NREI - Retail

Boutique bank PJ Solomon has organized discussions with mall owners about converting rent and other liabilities into secured debt. (Bloomberg)—Mall...

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The Weekender Podcast, Episode 9
News 1 month ago
The Weekender Podcast, Episode 9
Source NREI - Retail

Looking for a quick recap of the week's news? Check out our Weekender podcast. In this episode of the NREI Weekender Podcast, David Bodamer...

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CMBS Issuance Focuses on “Bulletproof” Retail Loans
News 1 month ago
CMBS Issuance Focuses on “Bulletproof” Retail Loans
Source NREI - Retail

Investors are getting increasingly concerned about the outlook for retail-backed CMBS 2.0 loans. Retail-backed CMBS loans continue to draw mixed...

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Amid Reports That It Hired Debt Restructuring Advisers, J.C. Penney Insists It’s Just Fine
News 1 month ago
Amid Reports That It Hired Debt Restructuring Advisers, J.C. Penney Insists It’s Just Fine
Source NREI - Retail

Earlier this month, Reuters reported J.C. Penney was working with debt restructuring advisers. The retailer issues a denial. But is there something...

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Amazon Is Saving Retail, Not Destroying It: Karl W. Smith
News 1 month ago
Amazon Is Saving Retail, Not Destroying It: Karl W. Smith
Source NREI - Retail

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s assertion that Amazon destroyed the retail industry is wrong. (Bloomberg Opinion)—Last week U.S. Treasury...

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New York Doubles Down on Tracking Empty Storefront Problem
News 1 month ago
New York Doubles Down on Tracking Empty Storefront Problem
Source NREI - Retail

The New York City Council passed legislation this week that required it to track numerous metrics for commercial properties. (Bloomberg)—Take a...

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Apparel Retailers Try Lending Clothes to Draw In Shoppers
News 2 months ago
Apparel Retailers Try Lending Clothes to Draw In Shoppers
Source NREI - Retail

Lululemon and H&M are the latest chains to play with letting shoppers wear clothes before fully committing to buying them. While the apparel sector...

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Retail Rents Are Rising Across the Board, But at a Glacial Pace
News 2 months ago
Retail Rents Are Rising Across the Board, But at a Glacial Pace
Source NREI - Retail

While both asking and effective retail rents are trending up, the anemic growth reflects worries about continuing store closures. Despite...

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Domestic Private Investors Become the Fastest-Growing Buyer Pool for Multi-Tenant Retail Centers
News 2 months ago
Domestic Private Investors Become the Fastest-Growing Buyer Pool for Multi-Tenant Retail Centers
Source NREI - Retail

Over the last five years, private property buyers have consistently taken market share away from REITs in the retail sector. Private investors have...

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Forever 21 Officials Approached Landlords About Possible Purchase
News 2 months ago
Forever 21 Officials Approached Landlords About Possible Purchase
Source NREI - Retail

The fast-fashion retailer has asked its biggest landlords if they would consider investing in it. (Bloomberg)—A small faction of officials at...

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Mall Landlords Can Benefit from Retail Space Sharing
News 3 months ago
Mall Landlords Can Benefit from Retail Space Sharing
Source NREI - Retail

Retail marketplaces are a collection of mostly online brands under one roof, where a single operator curates the tenant mix. Rising vacancies are...

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Investment in Power Centers Spikes, In Spite of Troubles in the Larger Retail Sector
News 3 months ago
Investment in Power Centers Spikes, In Spite of Troubles in the Larger Retail Sector
Source NREI - Retail

Investors are targeting power centers in primary and high-growth secondary markets. Investment sales involving power centers increased by 30.4...

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Healthcare Clinics Become Sought-After Tenants at Shopping Centers
News 3 months ago
Healthcare Clinics Become Sought-After Tenants at Shopping Centers
Source NREI - Retail

Shopping centers seek out healthcare tenants for longer leases and daytime traffic. Expect to see more healthcare clinics in shopping centers, as...

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Walmart Hires Google, Amazon Veteran as Chief Technology Officer
News 3 months ago
Walmart Hires Google, Amazon Veteran as Chief Technology Officer
Source NREI - Retail

Suresh Kumar will join the company July 8 as chief technology officer and chief development officer. (Bloomberg)—Walmart Inc. hired an executive...

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Abercrombie Dives Most Since 2000 as Sales Growth Starts to Wane
News 3 months ago
Abercrombie Dives Most Since 2000 as Sales Growth Starts to Wane
Source NREI - Retail

Same-store sales rose by just 1 percent in the first quarter, below the 1.4 percent analyst estimate. (Bloomberg)—Abercrombie & Fitch Co. plunged...

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Seven Takeaways from RECon 2019, Day Two
News 4 months ago
Seven Takeaways from RECon 2019, Day Two
Source NREI - Retail

Healthcare clinics are becoming more attractive retail center tenants, investors are willing to pay more for well-positioned retail assets in high...

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Seven Takeaways from RECon 2019, Day One
News 4 months ago
Seven Takeaways from RECon 2019, Day One
Source NREI - Retail

Industry insiders claim that mall traffic is rising and that newer retail centers, not e-commerce, are responsible for struggling properties. The...

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What to Expect at RECon 2019
News 4 months ago
What to Expect at RECon 2019
Source NREI - Retail

Amidst massive changes and challenges in the retail sector, the convention’s talking points will include everything from new delivery models to ...

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Macy's CEO Confirms Plan to Transform Midtown NYC's Skyline
News 4 months ago
Macy's CEO Confirms Plan to Transform Midtown NYC's Skyline
Source NREI - Retail

The retailer would like to build a 1.2-million-sq.-ft. skyscraper above its Herald Square store. (Bloomberg)—Macy’s Inc.’s top executive confirmed...

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U.S. Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall Amid Weak Auto Purchases
News 4 months ago
U.S. Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall Amid Weak Auto Purchases
Source NREI - Retail

U.S. retail sales fell by 0.2 percent in April after a strong month in March. (Bloomberg)—U.S. retail sales unexpectedly declined in April for the...

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