Quick Takeaways

  • The retail real estate market is returning to pre-pandemic levels.
  • Flexible leasing is in high demand.
  • Investors and lenders have renewed interest in retail real estate.

After challenges during the height of the pandemic, retail real estate is ready for a comeback. Store openings are surpassing closures and shoppers are ready to spend. Appealing to consumer interest in experiential and sustainable retail concepts could prove particularly successful.

Innovative leasing strategies are key. Tenants want greater flexibility as a hedge against future uncertainty. Commercial real estate professionals who understand and can creatively build upon leasing fundamentals will do well in this environment.

Investor interest in retail real estate has returned to pre-pandemic levels. Lenders are again ready to finance retail properties. Learn more about the benefits and risks of different retail investing methods.

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