The Real Deal New York

Retail Market Report Issue

CRE players crave
Amazon action

All eyes are on the e-commerce giant as it opens physical stores

With the latest news that mammoth e-tailer Amazon might be opening 300 to 400 brick-and-mortar stores across the country, retail real estate brokers and owners are eager to cash in […]… [more]

Simon’s second coming?

The 'death' of the anchor tenant breathes life into mall giant amid changing market

When Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the great old American department stores, shuttered its location at the Shops at Riverside in Hackensack in 2014, the closure left a major hole […]… [more]

America’s unequal retail recovery

Winners and losers can be found all over the map in 2016

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 […]… [more]

Same stores, different streets

The priciest retail strips in the U.S. are attracting identical luxury brands

The marble walls of the Fifth Avenue flagship of Italian fashion designer Valentino are a fitting touch for the world’s most expensive retail neighborhood, located between 49th and 60th streets […]… [more]

Retail real estate’s
big week out

ICSC’s signature four-day Las Vegas event is both work and play for 36,000

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas. But what happens at RECon, the International Council of Shopping Centers’ annual retail real estate convention in Las Vegas, reverberates across the […]… [more]

Insider’s guide to
RECon’s parties

What's a hit and what's a miss at the biggest retail social scene of the year

It’s party time at ICSC’s RECon. But with more than 60 soirées, dozens of venues and three full days of convention time, what’s a retail professional to do? To make […]… [more]

The mechanics of
a chain reaction

Top Target real estate exec Mark Schindele on the retail giant's
urban moves

Although it’s been just a year since Target shuttered its 133 Canadian stores, the company has already moved on in a big way, namely rolling out “flexible format”… [more]

Luxury, low-end flourish as mid-tier languishes

As the middle class shrinks, so too does the bottom line of moderately priced retailers

If art imitates life, retail isn’t far behind. As tourists and the well-to-do fuel luxury sales around the country, gains in employment and lower gas prices are helping… [more]

Top 10 retail brokerages battle for share of billions in deals

Cushman and Newmark lead the pack in leasing; CBRE and Eastdil top the charts in sales

Business is booming and competition is at a fever pitch for top retail real estate brokerages as vacancies hit record lows and rents continue to rise while… [more]

The nation’s retail barons

Walmart surpasses Blackstone and all the big retail REITs in total assets

From browsing luxury designer stores and boutique clothiers to negotiating sprawling supermarkets and big-box retailers, American consumers engage in a wide variety of shopping activities. But who owns all this […]… [more]

Courting millennials

Boston, Columbus and Dallas are getting hip to young shoppers

The direct spending power of the nation’s roughly 80 million millennials is expected to reach $200 billion next year, according to a widely cited report from advertising agency Barkley. And […]… [more]

Investors’ urban
shopping spree

The move from indoor malls to
street retail is becoming even
more competitive

When the developers of Miami Worldcenter scrapped plans earlier this year for a 765,000-square-foot enclosed mall in downtown Miami, opting instead… [more]

Retail REITs are riding high

Here are analysts’ top picks for 2016 as the sector continues to gather steam

Despite the country’s mall woes, retail real estate investment trusts have had a nice run over the past five years, and analysts say they still have plenty of juice. The […]… [more]

Build it big and they will come

The country’s largest retail mega-projects are high stakes for developers

The era of the traditional shopping mall may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean developers are giving up on large-scale retail developments. To confront the reality of […]… [more]

The maestro of brand design

Gensler's John Bricker thrives on coaxing out retail companies' core concepts

Whether the project involves high fashion, toy stores or even the NBA, Gensler’s creative director, John Bricker, knows a thing or two about corporate brands — sometimes even better than […]… [more]

Designed with star cred, even in Delaware

For celebrity-owned stores like Kate Hudson’s Fabletics, location is not everything

Celebrity retail ventures are often associated with prime neighborhoods, as with the Kardashians’ boutique apparel chain Dash, located in West Hollywood, Miami Beach and Soho. Established actors, musicians and athletes […]… [more]