The Real Deal New York

America’s unequal retail recovery

Winners and losers can be found all over the map in 2016
By Matthew Egan | May 18, 2016 09:02AM


From the special retail issue: The retail industry continues to mend the wounds incurred during the Great Recession, but the recovery has been anything but evenly distributed across a diverse range of properties in disparate locations.

Not only has the rebound remained uneven; it’s been complicated by a wave of closures of big-box stores that are forcing out once-reliable anchor tenants in struggling malls. That’s been especially painful in more suburban markets grappling with anemic population growth and fierce online competition. [more]