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  • Don’t Worry, Retail Is Gonna Be Alright

    U.S. and Atlanta Market Update Contrary to the rumors, the retail sector isn’t being ruined by e-commerce. In Q2 2017, vacancy increased only slightly from 9.9% to 10.0% for neighborhood and community centers and this increase is attributable to new c…

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  • Concern for Retail is Overstated

    U.S. and Atlanta Market Update For the retail sector in 2017, the adage “the more things change, the more they stay the same” rings true. In the first quarter, the retail vacancy rate of 9.9% remains unchanged from Q1 2016 for neighborhood and communi…

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  • Certain Metros Fare Well in Retail Recovery to End 2016

    U.S. and Atlanta Market Update The retail recovery has been so fragmented that it’s almost impossible to use the big picture to tell the story. To really tell the story, you should look at the individual metros over all of 2016, not just Q4. Nationall…

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  • Retail Recovery Reveals New Trends

    Q3 2016 U.S. Market Update Over the past two years, we have seen many trends cropping up for the retail sector’s current recovery. Chief among them, the disparity between malls and neighborhood and community centers. And within the mall subsector, a d…

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  • Retail: A Whole New Game

    U.S. and Atlanta Market Update With the retail sector, we need to accept that this recovery isn’t going to look like recoveries past since not only have the rules of retail changed, the whole game has changed. “With the rise of e-commerce and relat…

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  • Right Time to Buy or Sell Retail Properties?

    Michael Bull, CCIM

    Where Are We? John Harrison, VP National Retail Group at Bull Realty, joined me recently on The Commercial Real Estate Show to discuss retail property values, buyer trends and tips for buyers and sellers.     The suggestion that value…

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  • The Changing Face of Retail

    If the retail recovery proves anything it’s that the more things change, the more they stay the same. With all of the changes and potential challenges that the retail market is facing, such as e-commerce, new subtypes and experiential shopping, one might…

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  • Retailers Taking Stock

    Michael Bull, CCIM

    For a 2015 wrap-up on the retail sector, I spoke with Jesse Tron, Vice President of ICSC. Overall, it was a solid holiday season but with some bifurcation. Total retail sales for Q4 2015 are estimated at $1.2 trillion nationwide, according to the U.S. De…

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  • Retail Q4 2015 Market Update

    The recovery for the retail sector may not be dramatic, but it is happening. As demand continues to surpass supply, the vacancy rate for neighborhood and community shopping centers declined by 10 basis points in Q4 to 10.0%. The vacancy rate for malls al…

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