National Retail Market Report 2018 Issue

Cleaning up after Toys “R” Us

The failure of the largest U.S. toy chain — the third-biggest retailer ever to file bankruptcy — puts 800 locations up for grabs and presents the retailer, as well as brokers, landlords and lenders, with a plethora of options, though not all of them are attractive

Retail real estate these days can… [more]

The indestructible tenant?

As they proliferate in record numbers, dollar stores may be one of the only retailers immune to the sting of e-commerce — but a mounting challenge from midmarket players could soon pose a risk

It’s been called the “e-pocalypse”: the closing of so many brick-and-mortar stores because customers would rather get what… [more]

The kingpins of leasing

TRD’s ranking of top retail leasing brokerages in four major markets shows that a few thriving chains are offering bright spots in gloomy markets

Property owners seem to be willing to get a bit unconventional these days to keep rent payments rolling in amid the ongoing waves of store closures. Indoor … [more]

The top closers

TRD’s ranking of the top commercial sale brokerages finds them closing smaller deals and pushing sellers to get real on pricing

Sales of retail properties may be down compared to last year, but executives at the country’s top brokerages remained characteristically upbeat, … [more]

Coming up Kimco

With his company offering up to $900 million in assets for sale this year, Kimco Realty’s COO David Jamieson says the REIT’s slimmed-down portfolio will benefit from a focus on redevelopment

The stock market hasn’t been kind to REITs lately, and open-air shopping center… [more]

What to expect at RECon 2018

Tenants are likely to pressure brokers and landlords with demands at this year’s ICSC show, but the convention’s timing over a religious holiday may put a damper on activity

Tenants, who have had their backs against the wall in recent years, are … [more]

Amazon’s mysterious ways

It’s notoriously secretive about its real estate negotiations, and Amazon’s next moves are nearly impossible to guess, but as the company expands its brick-and-mortar presence with Whole Foods, competitors brace for what’s next

Ask any broker who’s dealt with… [more]

How REITs are making it work

TRD’s tracking of real estate investment trust activity reveals that the struggle to lease spaces means they’re buying less, but when they do, they’re diversifying in a bid to ride out the market

Now more than ever, REITs in the retail space are being forced to raise… [more]

Retail’s revolving door

While some apparel brands are enjoying a surprising bounce back, a slew of bankruptcies and downsizing efforts from other tenants have mall landlords scrambling to fill space

The onslaught of retail bankruptcies and store closings in the past year has mall owners in a mad dash to fill … [more]

The co-working cure?

The shared office trend is drawing a captive audience to neighboring shops, but oversupply of that type of work space could negatively impact retail owners

Before Josh Freed opened a 6,000-square-foot co-working facility in a pair of storefronts in Montrose, Colorado, the two spaces had stood abandoned for more than… [more]

Software’s symbiosis
with brokers

A host of data tools are boosting retail brokers’ ability to scout locations and target buyers and tenants

With new data-harnessing tools, retail real estate brokers have the power to go from global to granular in just a few clicks, offering tenants, developers and owners… [more]

Retail’s biggest newsmakers

The top headlines in retail real estate over the past year show big operators pushing ahead with new strategies for battling tough market conditions

The last year in retail has been marked by stories that would have been unimaginable a decade — or even a few years — ago, from the struggles of iconic… [more]

Toying with the formula

The giraffe mascot of Toys “R” Us, seen on this issue’s cover as a lanky giant laid low, made for a fitting visual for the company it represented — a… [more]