Strong consumer confidence is signaling a positive year for retail sales but fundamentals are softening for most retail property types. After a slow start to 2018, retail sales have improved as the quarter closed and strong consumer spending should continue thanks to recent federal tax cuts and a healthy… Read More
JLL Retail Research looks at coming closures, the impact of e-commerce on brick and mortar stores, how the store experience is changing and which retailers are actually expanding operations despite the current climate (as of September 2017).
Retail performance fundamentals are in a holding pattern as vacancies remain flat. Net absorption has softened as quality space gets harder to find thanks to limited development in recent years. Restrained construction and few new retail space additions have also kept rents inching upward, moving many major markets to their… Read More