Viewpoints

Industry insights, market outlook reports and commercial real estate
news, and trends from the Coldwell Banker Commercial brand.

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Jun 18, 2024

The Correlation Between Housing Demand and Land Sales

Existing home sales have stagnated, signaling potentially heightened demand for land to accommodate the need for new home construction.

Jun 14, 2024

A Luxurious Retreat for CBC’s Elite/Top Two: Celebrating Excellence in Scottsdale

Our Coldwell Banker Commercial brand’s top producers and Elite company leaders gathered to celebrate their success in 2023.

Jun 12, 2024

The Growth & Challenges in the Franchise Business for QSR's

The landscape of quick service restaurants (QSRs) brims with opportunities amidst a backdrop of substantial growth and expansion.

Jun 5, 2024

Navigating the Future of Work: Insights from the CRE with CBC Worldwide Podcast

Kate Lister, president of Global Workspace Analytics, discusses the future of office dynamics, the transition to hybrid work models, and the evolving demands of employees

May 30, 2024

ICSC Las Vegas: The Premier Retail Real Estate Event of the Year

ICSC Las Vegas, held annually in May, welcomes more than 25,000 industry professionals for 3 action-packed days of learning, networking, dealmaking and celebrating. Each year, the Coldwell Banker Commercial® brand is positioned right in the middle of the excitement, with a booth for hosting meetings with current and potential clients and to build new relationships with attendees.We kicked off the event as a sponsor of the 10th Annual Let’s Get Social Happy Hour. The event brings together CRE professionals from across the industry that are connected on social media platforms. Monday, we hosted our Client Appreciation event, featuring hors d’oeuvres and drinks to enjoy while networking.The energy in the booth was palpable. Our affiliated brokers in attendance leveraged our booth space to support their business. Daniel Galvan, managing broker of CBC Rio Grande Valley in Texas, scheduled 20 meetings with clients and prospects during the event. D Scott McLain, managing broker of CBC McLain Real Estate in Alabama, stated, “The spirit of the meeting was quite terrific. Meetings were brisk and productive, and optimism was high. It was a good meeting indeed.”With all the meetings and vendor booths to visit, ICSC definitely helps you exceed your 10,000 steps per day. And, since you can’t have an industry show without some swag, we gave away branded socks and care kits as a little treat for attendees’ feet.According to ICSC’s In Case You Missed ICSC Las Vegas article, the interests aren’t falling as fast as hoped, leading to a pricing standoff between retail property buyers and sellers. On the leasing side, landlords have the upper hand and tenants are willing to absorb the rent hikes to be in the top locations. View the entire article here.View Photo Highlights

May 29, 2024

A Bright Spot for Investors: Senior Housing

The senior housing market is finally turning around for investors.

May 15, 2024

The Rise in Sublease Space: Insights from the Office and Industrial Real Estate Sectors

Leasing, particularly in the office and industrial sectors, has experienced significant shifts in the last two years. These shifts have largely been driven by economic uncertainty, record-high rents, and macro changes in the way people shop and work.

May 3, 2024

2024 Consumer Trends Impacting Retail

Thanks to COVID and inflation, retail has undergone significant transformations over the last few years, impacting consumer preferences and behaviors. Whether it is dining or shopping trends, the retail landscape is constantly evolving, that has been especially true in 2024. Placer.ai recently published a white paper titled, 'Meeting 2024’s Consumer,' that explores consumer trends and behaviors in 2024 and how that is impacting retail overall.One particular trend that stood out in this report amidst the tumultuous retail landscape has been the rise of Discount & Dollar Stores. Pre-pandemic expansion initiatives by industry leaders, like Dollar General and Dollar Tree, laid a strong foundation, positioning these essential retailers as an affordable and reliable option during the initial stages of lockdowns. While Discount & Dollar Stores were expanding their presence throughout the US, these retailers also diversified their food and drink offerings to grocery shoppers during peak stay-at-home orders. The expansion of the physical footprint of Discount & Dollar Stores, the grocery selection, and affordable prices suddenly put them in direct competition with Grocery & Superstores. Although visits to Grocery Stores and Superstores significantly outnumber visits to Discount & Dollar Stores, the rise in popularity should not be ignored. While Discount & Dollar Stores continue to rise in popularity, the Superstore sector is forced to navigate shifting consumer preferences and behaviors. For example, with products like the Stanley Cup going viral online, Target made the decision to venture into sports merchandise with the Stanley Cup partnership, underscoring a nuanced understanding of consumer desires and trends that extend beyond the realm of essentials. Similarly, the allure of Costco and other membership clubs among affluent demographics highlights a burgeoning demand for premium offerings amidst a landscape dominated by budget-conscious consumers.As you can see in the chart below, Costco and Target dominate the competition in the Superstore space, attracting the most affluent clientele, despite inflation and high costs of living. The success of these retail giants not only signals the presence of a consumer base willing to shop beyond basic necessities but also underscores these retailers' ability to stay adaptive and agile in an ever-changing landscape. Costco's ability to offer both premium options and affordability through bulk purchasing creates a unique capability to cater to the needs of a diverse audience, straddling the middle ground between budget-conscious shoppers and consumers who are willing to spend more on high-end foods, drinks, and products. In essence, it showcases their capacity to effectively navigate the nuances of consumer preferences, thus solidifying their position as leaders in the retail landscape.For investors, staying attuned to these shifts isn't just about chasing the latest trends; it's about recognizing the underlying currents that drive consumer decision-making. By deciphering the evolving preferences and spending patterns of consumers, investors can identify lucrative opportunities and allocate capital strategically. Whether it's recognizing the resilience of Discount & Dollar Stores amidst economic uncertainties or discerning the growth trajectory of niche segments within the Superstore domain, these insights aim to guide investors towards informed investment decisions based on consumer patterns.

Apr 9, 2024

2024’s Top College Towns for Students & Investors

RentCafe recently published insights highlighting the best college towns in the U.S. in terms of great education, high quality of life, and affordability.

Apr 2, 2024

Connecting Learning Celebrating The 2024 CBC Global Conference

Global Conference is the CBC organization’s premier global event where hundreds of CBC professionals from across the globe come together for two action-packed days of world-class educational sessions and networking opportunities.

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