Category Archives: retail

Store closures not the best measure of retail’s health

by Dan Rafter The retail market is changing, but this doesn’t mean that physical stores are becoming extinct. Those predicting doom for physical retail? They might be looking at the wrong metrics, says a retail specialist with Colliers International. The number … Continue reading

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Smart mall owners? They rely on technology to make their centers strong

by Dan Rafter When analysts list the reasons why shopping malls are struggling, they inevitably point to technology. This makes sense: Tech and online shopping have certainly reshaped the shopping habits of the U.S. consumer. For many, the rise of … Continue reading

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Colliers report debunks the myth of brick-and-mortar retail’s death

by Dan Rafter It’s easy when reading of the latest round of store closures to think that online shopping has already killed brick-and-mortar retailers. But a new retail spotlight from Colliers International says that physical stores aren’t quite dead yet. … Continue reading

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To survive as a brick-and-mortar retailer today? Value pricing and experiences are key

by Dan Rafter If a bankruptcy judge agrees, Payless Shoes will close 800 stores across the United States this year. Michael Korrs, a maker of luxury handbags, will close more than 100 stores. Children’s clothing store Gymboree looks poised to … Continue reading

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The retailers are returning to downtown Detroit

by Dan Rafter Stores are returning to downtown Detroit, and vacant retail suburban space in this market is falling, too. Those are the pair of good news stories in Marcus & Millichap’s second quarter retail research report for Detroit. According … Continue reading

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Real Capital Markets: Grocery-anchored centers continue to thrive

by Dan Rafter The retail sector is facing plenty of challenges, with online sales biting into the profits of brick-and-mortar retailers. But there is one traditional retail sector that continues to thrive today: retail centers anchored by grocery tenants. That’s … Continue reading

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Which commercial building pays the most property taxes in the Midwest? You might be surprised

by Dan Rafter We all know that commercial real estate is key for the economies of cities across the country and Midwest. After all, these buildings sometimes shell out huge dollars in property taxes each year. How huge? You might … Continue reading

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