Spring 2014: Will Retail Break Free from the Web?

The sharp rise in e-tailing and its game-changing impact has created a new normal in the retail real estate sector. Major national retailers are evolving their strategies in an effort to “survive and thrive” in this new market dynamic.

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One of the largest commercial industry events is ICSC’s RECon – a retail conference and leasing event that attracts approximately 35,000 developers, investors and brokers to Las Vegas each year – and NAR will be there. Located in the Leasing Mall, NAR’s booth is available to members with table space you can book for client...

The sharp rise in e-tailing and its game-changing impact has created a new normal in the retail real estate sector. Major national retailers are evolving their strategies in an effort to “survive and thrive” in this new market dynamic.

To give REALTORS® even more data in their arsenal of information, Realtors Property Resource®, (RPR), recently added Points of Interest (POI) to the maps if RPR Commercial. These POI’s aren’t simply just pins on a map. Separated into ten broad categories such as retail, manufacturing, transportation, retail and finance, with nearly 100 subcategories, each point of interest...

The retail sector provided stable performance in 2013. Consumer spending remained steady through the year and notched a noticeable gain in the last quarter, as households’ wealth received a much-needed boost from both financial and residential housing markets. Retail sales were up 4.2 percent in 2013 compared with the prior year, driven by a 9.8 percent gain in auto sales and a 5.9...

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