Weekend Reading - Commercial Real Estate

Written by Brent Carnduff | October 25, 2019

Happy Friday! This weekend's edition includes:

  • A nuanced view of the Retail landscape
  • Office Value-Add investments are on-going
  • The move to the suburbs
  • Industrial market still looking good
  • A growing Retail sector

Announced Store Closings Hit All-time High, But Closer Look Reveals a More Nuanced Story by Kevin Cody on CoStar


For investors concerned about the “retail apocalypse,” recent leasing trends can help landlords identify risks and opportunities. Though there has been extensive media coverage around retail store closures, the actual impact on the retail market is more nuanced. Favorable growth in same-store sales, strong leasing for many retailer types, and announced store openings reaching a five-year high all provide evidence that there can still be winners in retail.

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Strong Office Sector Fundamentals Sustain Value-Add Investment Strategies by Patricia Kirk on National Real Estate Investor


With moderate new construction and steady job growth, investors are willing to tolerate the risk of value-add strategies.

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Cities Still Booming, but Suburbs Next, says Report by Edmund Mander on ICSC


. . . don’t give up on the suburbs yet. Millennials are now in their prime family-rearing years, and a good many of them will be headed to the suburbs in pursuit of more space, affordable housing and good schools. And when they do, these areas can expect to see the same kind of live-work-play mixed-use development that has benefited cities in recent years . . .

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Recent Economic Indicators Bode Well for Industrial Real Estate by James Breeze on Collier's Knowledge Leader


Recently released economic indicators for the month of September were mostly positive and diminish a potential economic slowdown headwind for at least the next few quarters. The U.S. economy continues to add jobs, although not at the pace of 2018. Job growth is a key component of consumer sentiment and thus consumer spending, which directly correlates into demand for industrial real estate. Confidence and spending also remain at net positives for industrial real estate.

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Discount, Convenience Retailers to Open Most New Stores by Brannon Boswell on ICSC


Discount and convenience stores in the U.S. are projected to grow faster than all other offline retail channels over the next five years.

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Read Past Editions

Weekend Reading for the Commercial Real Estate Industry - October 18, 2019
Weekend Reading for the Commercial Real Estate Industry - October 11, 2019
Weekend Reading for the Commercial Real Estate Industry - October 4, 2019
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