Retail Properties Topics
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Retail Property Trends
Dying Malls Seek Second Life as Entertainment Destinations (Curbed, Feb. 18, 2020)
Never Mind the Internet. Here’s What’s Killing Malls (The New York Times, Feb. 13, 2020)
Simon’s $3.6B Taubman Buy a Positive Sign for Class A Malls (Commercial Property Executive, Feb. 11, 2020)
Malls Keep Plummeting in Value as Every Other Sector of CRE is Stable (Bisnow, Feb. 9, 2020)
Brick and Mortar Is Not Dead: Retail Real Estate Persists (Forbes, Jan. 21, 2020)
Mall Vacancy Rate Reaches 20-Year High (PYMNTS, Jan. 7, 2020)
Three Trends Shaping Retail’s Great Transformation (Urban Land, Sep. 3, 2019)
Leasing Tips & Trends
50 Penn Place Embraces Different Approach to Leasing (The Journal Record, Jan. 10, 2020) E
Sale-Leaseback Deals Continue to Be Popular With Retailers (Commercial Property Executive, Jan. 8, 2020)
Adam Ifshin on Leasing Trends (Chain Store Age, Dec. 18, 2019)
What Does Triple Net (NNN) Mean? (Stirling Properties, Nov. 12, 2019)
Trends in Leasing Arrangements (Chain Store Age, May 22, 2019)
Big Boxes Becoming a Big Headache for Shopping Center Landlords (Crain’s Chicago Business, Apr. 30, 2019)
Commercial Investment Tips & Trends
Is Forever 21 a Wise Investment for its New Mall Landlord Owners? (RetailWire, Feb. 4, 2020)
The Safest Bet in Retail: Grocery-Anchored Shopping Centers Remain Investor Darlings (National Real Estate Investor, Jan./Feb. 2020) E
Eight of the Top U.S. Markets for Retail Real Estate Investment (National Real Estate Investor, Jan. 22, 2020)
Yes, the U.S. Has Too Many Malls: Busting 3 Big Myths (Seeking Alpha, Jan. 22, 2020)
Why Your 2020 Resolution Should be to Buy More Retail Stocks (The Motley Fool, Jan. 7, 2020)
Real Estate Investors Shouldn't Give Up On Retail (U.S. News & World Report, Mar. 15, 2019)
Investor Sentiments and Trends in Retail Real Estate (JLL, Feb. 11, 2019)
CRE Investors Can Still Profit from Retail Real Estate—If They Stick with Service-Oriented Tenants (National Real Estate Investor, Jan. 23, 2019)
Retail Industry Leaders Association—The Retail Industry Leaders Association is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation.
CCIM Institute—A Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) is a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate.
International Council of Shopping Centers—Global trade association representing the shopping center industry. The groups' membership is over 65,000 in about 80 countries.
IREM—The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, is an association of property and asset managers who have met the strict criteria in the areas of education, experience, and ethics.
National Retail Federation—The National Retail Federation is the world's largest retail trade association, with membership compromising all retail formats and channels of distribution.
eBooks & Other Resources
The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:
Big Box Reuse (Kindle, eBook)
The Complete Guide to Financing Real Estate Developments (Kindle, eBook)
Real Estate Development and Investment (Kindle, eBook)
Sustainable Property Development (Kindle, eBook)
Books, Videos, Research Reports & More
The resources below are available for loan through the NAR Library & Archives. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Member Support at 800-874-6500 for assistance.
Retail Development (Urban Land Institute, 2008) HF 5430 Ur1
Green Retail: Selected Readings (Urban Land Institute, 2007) NA 6230 Ur1g
Retail 1-2-3: A Workbook for Local Officials (Metropolitan Planning Council, 2007) HF 5429 El7
The Lease Manual: A Practical Guide to Negotiating Office, Retail, and Industrial Leases (American Bar Association, 2006) KF593.C6 D55
Developing Retail Entertainment Destinations (Urban Land Institute, 2001) NAC 1800 Ur1dr
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