Tag Archives: Retail Sales

Brighter Consumer Outlook Spurs Spending Boost

  RESEARCH BRIEF     Follow us:  Research Brief December 2016 RETAIL SALES Developing Trends ■ Retail property operations are set to strengthen further in 2017 as net absorption outpaces development. Vacancy will fall 40 basis points to 5.2 percent at the end of 2017, the lowest level since 2000. ■ Growing home sales and […]

Shopping Centers Repurpose for Digital Age; Evolving Landscape Spawns Development Slowdown

August 18, 2016 A sizable gain in e-commerce sales last month further illustrates the emergence of Internet-based commerce as a substantial force that is prompting a response from shopping center owners and developers. The continuing migration of sales online and shrinking footprints of many retailers are encouraging efforts to not only backfill vacant spaces but also […]

Retail Sales Ease Back in September; Broader Economic Momentum Still Advancing

October 15, 2014 The softer than anticipated economic news of recent weeks aligned with economic weakness emanating from European and Asian markets to drive investment capital into U.S. Treasurys and other safety vehicles. Recent volatility in the equity markets had already placed investors on edge, and the slight downturn in retail sales together with a […]

Broad Based Retail Sales Growth Lifts Commercial Real Estate Performance

September 19, 2014 August’s retail sales performance reaffirmed the notion that the U.S. economy is on the precipice of a breakout. Most notably, limited wage growth has continued to restrain consumers from stomping on the economic accelerator. Additionally, Americans have developed a thriftier mindset in the aftermath of the recession that has led to a […]