National Retail Market Report 2017 Issue

Inside the retail apocalypse

As retailers around the country crumble, who’s swooping in to feed on the carnage?

Just a few years ago, it seemed that Tunisian fashion designer Max Azria was at the top of his game. Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum and Angelina Jolie were wearing his… [more]

Landlords chow down on eateries

Hip food halls and fast-casual restaurants bring traffic to malls

Restaurants are the new black — black ink, that is. As more and more shopping centers see red, restaurants are helping them stay on the right side of the ledger…. [more]

Retail brokers stay optimistic (naturally) about the troubled market

Top firms are boosting head counts and citing opportunity on the horizon, but the growth will largely focus on distressed properties

Retail brokers are like Teflon… [more]

Handling the new normal

Cushman & Wakefield’s Gene Spiegelman has done some of the most notable retail deals in the world — now he’s prepping for his next act

Not long after he was named vice chairman and head of North America Retail Services for Cushman & Wakefield, Gene Spiegelman was summoned by then-CEO … [more]

New Jersey’s never-ending mall project

Over a decade in the making, American Dream Meadowlands looks to a 2019 opening (fingers crossed)

Future tenants of the beleaguered American Dream Meadowlands mall will have to wait a little longer before they can start… [more]

The state of RECon

Sure there will be more no-shows in Vegas this year, but plenty of first-timers, too

With retail in the throes of a major transition, attendees are expecting a bit of a cloud over this year’s ICSC RECon in Las Vegas, billed as the world’s largest… [more]

Retail’s new sweet spot

A new breed of tenant is building business both on- and offline — with a very curated approach to real estate

Why endure the weeklong pain of a cold-pressed juice cleanse when there’s now a seven-day gummy bear cleanse? The tongue-in-cheek confection — “green juice” gummy bears packed inside… [more]

The art of sweetening the deal

Tenant incentives are sweeping the retail world as landlords are offering even more to get to ‘yes’

Some of the recent statistics on retail leasing across the U.S. might sound a bit contradictory. Rents in many major markets nationally are still strong and in some cities, such… [more]

The tsar of Zara

Fast fashion and high-street real estate keep clothing retailer Amancio Ortega ahead of the trends

Zara founder Amancio Ortega’s empire is rooted in retail, so it’d be no surprise if it were going the way of the current market: rapidly downhill. But as competitors like… [more]

High streets looking
low in 2017

Stagnating rents and increasing vacancy rates are spurring concern on the nation’s most trafficked retail strips, which are also seeing new competitors

Ralph Lauren is packing up its Polo store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. In San … [more]

REITs keep it classy —
Class A, that is

By continuing to sell off lower-tier properties, real estate investment trusts are trying to stay on the right side of the shifting landscape

Retail real estate investment trusts have taken a beating since the end of last summer, with many of the… [more]

Is e-commerce a frenemy?

Experts weigh in on the mistakes retailers have made, the bright spots in retail real estate market and why online and brick-and-mortar need each other

These days everyone is trumpeting retail’s downturn, with each earnings call, retail conference and panel seeming to ending in the same rueful refrain. Recently,… [more]

Turning celebrity cachet
to cash

From a Nashville honky-tonk to a family-friendly eatery in West Hollywood, familiar faces continue to jump into the retail realm

Seems there’s hardly a well-known entertainer anywhere who hasn’t caught the retail bug. Stores. Restaurants…. [more]

Editor’s note:
Survival of the fittest

A lot of thought went into whether to print such a dramatic quote on the cover of our second annual National Retail Market Report. While it’s a strong statement, the facts… [more]