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Driverless cars, entertainment centers and panic rooms … the right combo for dying malls?

by Dan Rafter Can driverless cars save struggling suburban shopping malls? Maybe … at least in part. These cars of the future might be one way technology can give a boost to malls, said Vishu Ramanathan, chief executive officer of … Continue reading

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Stan Johnson & Co. report: Single-tenant net-lease properties had second best year ever in 2016

by Dan Rafter The commercial real estate market is a busy one today. And few property types are generating as much activity as are single-tenant net-lease properties. Stan Johnson & Co. recently released its latest research report on this sector. … Continue reading

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Louisville still driving Kentucky’s economic fortunes

by Dan Rafter Kentucky has several important metro areas, with cities such as Lexington, Bowling Green and Covington serving as economic engines for the state. But today, no single metropolitan area is providing as big of a boost to the … Continue reading

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Marcus & Millichap: Net-leased retail sector soaring in 2017

by Dan Rafter Retail developers today overwhelmingly prefer single-tenant developments. This is especially true in the growing quick-service restaurant, pharmacy and dollar-store segments. That’s the key takeaway from Marcus & Millichap’s 2017 Net-Leased Retail Research report, which says that increasing … Continue reading

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NAIOP report: Commercial construction supported 6 million U.S. jobs last year

by Dan Rafter How important is the commercial real estate industry to the U.S. economy? How about 6 million jobs and more than $800 billion worth of importance? The NAIOP Research Foundation recently published its annual study on the economic … Continue reading

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Payless latest big retailer to close stores, but there’s good retail news, too

by Dan Rafter Payless ShoreSource is the latest brand-name retailer announcing bankruptcy, filing for Chapter 11 protection last week and announcing plans to close about 400 stores in the United States. And Payless is just the latest big retailer closing … Continue reading

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The Boulder Group brings more good news for net-lease market

by Dan Rafter The single-tenant net-lease sector remained a busy one in 2017, according to the latest research from the Boulder Group. And in even better news, Boulder Group researchers predicted that this commercial sector will remain busy throughout the … Continue reading

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