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Jun 8, 2022

Mid Year Economic Outlook and CRE

On June 2, 2022, Coldwell Banker Commercial’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Dan Spiegel, hosted Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for an insightful and fascinating discussion where viewers learned how the American economy is performing at the midyear mark, important factors to consider and how it is affecting commercial real estate across all asset classes.

Jun 7, 2022

The Great Mall Comeback

Malls were amongst the hardest hit retail sectors during the peak of the pandemic. Traditional indoor malls were closed due to stay-at-home orders, and rent collections from tenants seized entirely. Anchor tenants, such as JCPenney and Nieman Marcus, filed for bankruptcy and permanently closed many stores, according to a report by CNN. Additionally, bankruptcies by major mall operators, including Washington Prime Group and CBL Properties, each of which operate more than 100 malls, negatively impacted the sector. That said, malls are bouncing back far quicker than anyone expected.

Apr 19, 2022

Top 10 Retail Brands of 2022: Part 2

In part 1 in our review of the Top 10 retail brands for 2022, we shared that retail was one of the hardest hit sectors given the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the challenges changed commerce as we know it. Many retailers closed their doors forever, while some developed new and effective business strategies. In the first part, we discussed’s white paper that broke down expanding retail brands to watch in 2022, and specifically analyzed Raising Cane’s, Dutch Bros. Coffee, Gopuff, Blink Fitness, and Warby Parker. In this second installment, we will dive into the success of Allbirds, Arhaus, P0pshelf, Burlington, and Sephora inside Kohls.

Apr 12, 2022

Top 10 Retail Brands to Watch in 2022: Part 1

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve witnessed many retail stores closing their doors for good, which ultimately led to a massive disruption of commerce. Retailers and brands were met with a variety of short-term challenges around COVID protocols, health and safety, labor force, cash flow, consumer demand and marketing. Although retail was one of the hardest hit sectors over the past two years, some retailers are coming back stronger than ever. Placer. Ai, a leader in data science and analytics, understanding and predicting industry trends, and breaking down top performing brands for any state, city, or zip code across a dozen categories, released a white paper that breaks down expanding retail brands to watch in 2022. In this blog, we will share insight provided by the report, which you can access here. Understanding what makes a retail brand succeed through (what feels like) impossible circumstances can make us all better investors and business owners.

Apr 5, 2022

NAR Reports: Retail Fundamentals Improving as Year Progresses

A new report by NAR shows that retail markets across the country are showing promise. In fact, strong year-over-year gains in asking rents were recorded in Q3 2021. That primarily occurred in Midwestern, Southwestern and Southern metros such as Akron, OH; Las Vegas, NV; Tulsa, OK; Salt Lake City, UT; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Jacksonville, FL; Atlanta, GA; Nashville, TN; Tampa, FL; and Cincinnati, OH.

Mar 22, 2022

2022 Outlook Part 2: Expect Another Strong Year

As we mentioned in part 1 of CBC’s 2022 Outlook blog post series, the CBC team recently released its outlook on 2022 commercial real estate trends, which you can access here. In the first part, we took a closer look into the confidence in the property market and how that helped to push commercial property values to a 15-year high in the third quarter, the increase in transaction volume in 2021, annual CRE sales volume by property type, and more. In part 2, we will provide insight that is backed by research and analytics, as well as explore a wide variety of real estate trends including the commercial real estate sales volume and investment surge by market, the build-to-rent trend, multifamily rent growth by market, and retail and industrial rent growth. After conducting extensive research, the CBC team confidently predicts that 2022 will be another strong year fueled by stable cash flows and pent-up demand.   

Mar 15, 2022

2022 Outlook Part 1: Expect Another Strong Year

The CBC team recently released its outlook on 2022 commercial real estate trends, which you can access the report here. The outlook provides insight that is backed by research and analytics, and explores a wide variety of real estate trends including, confidence in the property market, the increase in transaction volume, job growth and demand for commercial real estate space in secondary markets. The report notes that investors are capitalizing on rising rents and demand for space, points out what cap rates are in popular Sun Belt and secondary markets, highlights the build-to-rent trend for multifamily, observations of retail and industrial markets, the future of office demand, self-storage, and demand for medical space. After conducting extensive research, the CBC team confidently predicts that 2022 will be another strong year fueled by stable cash flows and pent-up demand.   

Jan 18, 2022

Retail Spending Helped Create a Bright 2021 Holiday Season

Retail sales continued to grow in November, putting the 2021 holiday season on the home stretch for record spending, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reported. The bright projections by the Washington, D.C.-based retail trade organization are remarkable considering the challenges of inflation, supply chain disruptions and COVID-19 facing consumers and the market.

Dec 2, 2021

The Highs and Lows of Retail Asset Types

From August through October of 2021, total sales were up 15.4% from the same period a year ago. U.S. retail and food service sales for the month of October alone were $638.2 billion, up 1.7% from the previous month despite rising inflation and supply chain disruptions.

Jul 27, 2021

CBC Blog: Value of CCIM Designation

The success and growth of CBC Worldwide is directly correlated to its people. That talent, dedication and expertise is contributed by more than 2,000 professionals at 200 companies throughout the U.S. and internationally. Currently,140 of the brand’s brokerage professionals have earned the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM Institute including three recent inductees Michael Salik, Virginia “Ginny” Squire and Rob Thomas.

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