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Retail Rents Are Rising Across the Board, But at a Glacial Pace
News 1 week 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 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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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Bed Bath & Beyond Should Oust CEO and Sell Assets, Activists Say
News 2 months ago
Bed Bath & Beyond Should Oust CEO and Sell Assets, Activists Say
Source NREI - Retail

Legon Partners, Macellum Capital and Ancora Advisors want Bed Bath & Beyond to sell non-core assets. (Bloomberg)—The activist investors in Bed Bath...

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Are Outlet Centers Immune to the Retail Apocalypse or are They Next?
News 2 months ago
Are Outlet Centers Immune to the Retail Apocalypse or are They Next?
Source NREI - Retail

While property fundamentals in the sector remain solid, development has slowed significantly. The outlet center sector has been one of the few...

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Bank Branch Closures Are Increasing, But Alternative Tenants May Take Over Vacated Spaces
News 2 months ago
Bank Branch Closures Are Increasing, But Alternative Tenants May Take Over Vacated Spaces
Source NREI - Retail

Amid bank branch closures, industry experts expect healthcare clinics and co-working facilities to move into former bank spaces. Healthcare clinics...

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Despite ‘Retail Apocalypse,’ U.S. Grocery Store Openings Jumped 30 Percent in 2018
News 3 months ago
Despite ‘Retail Apocalypse,’ U.S. Grocery Store Openings Jumped 30 Percent in 2018
Source NREI - Retail

Supermarket chains continue to open new stores, but they are focusing on smaller concepts. While a new report by investment firm USB estimates 75...

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Esports Lounges Might Offer Another Way to Drive Foot Traffic to Retail Destinations
News 3 months ago
Esports Lounges Might Offer Another Way to Drive Foot Traffic to Retail Destinations
Source NREI - Retail

Esports lounges set to take up bigger percentage of the leisure sector, offering a new way to fill up retail space. The rise of esports—organized...

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Sycamore Pockets $1 Billion From Deal That Amazed Wall Street
News 3 months ago
Sycamore Pockets $1 Billion From Deal That Amazed Wall Street
Source NREI - Retail

Sycamore Partners’ $5.4 billion refinancing of Staples is a “credit agreement written on a cocktail napkin,” industry observers say. (Bloomberg)...

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Ikea Opens NYC Store for Urbanites Who Won't Assemble a Loveseat
News 3 months ago
Ikea Opens NYC Store for Urbanites Who Won't Assemble a Loveseat
Source NREI - Retail

Ikea will open its first “planning studio” store in Manhattan next Monday. (Bloomberg)—There are no Swedish meatballs at Ikea’s first store in...

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As Neiman Marcus Opens its First NYC Store it Seeks to Gain Time to Escape its Debt Burden
News 3 months ago
As Neiman Marcus Opens its First NYC Store it Seeks to Gain Time to Escape its Debt Burden
Source NREI - Retail

Will the struggling upscale retailer survive as it works to transform its business? Dallas-based luxury department store chain Neiman Marcus opened...

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Chain Retailers Piggy-Back on the Health and Wellness Sector to Draw Foot Traffic
News 3 months ago
Chain Retailers Piggy-Back on the Health and Wellness Sector to Draw Foot Traffic
Source NREI - Retail

From nail salons to yoga studios, chain retailers are adding on experience-focused services to their stores to retain customers. Who would have...

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Beauty Sector Players Expand Physical Footprints Amidst Retail Industry Struggles
News 4 months ago
Beauty Sector Players Expand Physical Footprints Amidst Retail Industry Struggles
Source NREI - Retail

Beauty industry giants Sephora and Ulta continue to thrive and expand as other specialty chains struggle. Struggling retailers may soon be asking...

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No Relief for Retail Landlords as Store Closures Ramp Up Once Again
News 4 months ago
No Relief for Retail Landlords as Store Closures Ramp Up Once Again
Source NREI - Retail

From the Gap to Family Dollar, retailers are announcing hundreds of store closures, with no end in sight. It’s only mid-March and already a slew of...

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Tesla Stores Start to Re-Open After U-Turn on Retail Strategy
News 4 months ago
Tesla Stores Start to Re-Open After U-Turn on Retail Strategy
Source NREI - Retail

Tesla has rethought its decision to close most of its bricks-and-mortar locations. (Bloomberg)—Tesla Inc. stores that closed earlier this month in...

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Houston Malls Take Another Hit with Charlotte Russe Closures
News 4 months ago
Houston Malls Take Another Hit with Charlotte Russe Closures
Source NREI - Retail

Charlotte Russe plans to close all of its 416 locations. Yet another mall-centric fast-fashion retailer is shuttering all of its stores, leaving...

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Not Sure About That Pricey Duvet Cover? Try Renting It First
News 4 months ago
Not Sure About That Pricey Duvet Cover? Try Renting It First
Source NREI - Retail

West Elm and Rent the Runway are partnering to offer consumers rental home furnishings. (Bloomberg)—Consumers are flocking to rental fashion...

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Simon Property Group’s CBD Kiosk Deal Is a Smart Way to Benefit from an Emerging Trend, Experts Say
News 4 months ago
Simon Property Group’s CBD Kiosk Deal Is a Smart Way to Benefit from an Emerging Trend, Experts Say
Source NREI - Retail

The kiosks’ novelty might serve as an added attraction for shoppers, while short-term kiosk leases are low risk. Simon Property Group is...

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Macy's Needs a Bigger Idea Than Cost Cuts: Sarah Halzack
News 4 months ago
Macy's Needs a Bigger Idea Than Cost Cuts: Sarah Halzack
Source NREI - Retail

What Macy’s really needs is to offer more exciting merchandise. (Bloomberg Opinion)—Macy’s Inc. started 2018 with a roar and ended it with a...

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Are Lenders Shying Away from the Retail Sector?
News 5 months ago
Are Lenders Shying Away from the Retail Sector?
Source NREI - Retail

Retail properties can still get financing, capital markets experts say, but their sponsorship, location and metrics are under very close scrutiny....

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