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

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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.

Jul 6, 2021

The Key Retail Segments for Brick-and-Mortar Growth

For the battered retail sector, 2021 seems to have good things in-store. Just recently, the National Retail Federation issued a revised forecast for the year, anticipating that retail sales will now grow between 10.5% and 13.5% as the economy accelerates its pace of recovery.

Jun 28, 2021

CBC Chatter: Cannabis & Commercial Real Estate Recap & Insights

On June 24th, 2021, Coldwell Banker Commercial hosted its second CBC Chatter, a virtual quarterly series hosted by Managing Director Dan Spiegel to discuss hot topics in the world of commercial real estate. This event focused on cannabis and how the industry is warming up to the trend.

Jun 21, 2021

Cannabis & CRE: A Budding Industry

New green rush? While the Western states mature from the early green rush, cannabis legalization is surging on the Eastern part of the country as states look for economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic. While local laws vary, medical marijuana is legal in 36 states and recreationally allowed in 17 states. Tracking $26 billion in sales for 2021, the legal cannabis industry is expected to reach $46 billion by 2025 (per Marijuana Business Factbook) driven by new markets. States legalizing cannabis are likely to affect neighboring states that don’t want to lose this revenue to someone else. With NJ and NY having just legalized recreational marijuana, the east coast states of CT, DE and RI could follow suit.

Jun 8, 2021

Coldwell Banker Commercial Market Summaries: Blog Post

As we all know, 2020 was an incredibly challenging year. A variety of industries were greatly impacted by the changes present by the COVID-19 pandemic, commercial real estate included. For the first time, employees started working from home, meetings were hosted via zoom, and all events were cancelled. As the economy stalled, many businesses and property owners found themselves negotiating with both tenants and lenders on rent relief and loan modifications.

Feb 23, 2021

Coldwell Banker Commercial National Real Estate Outlook 2021: Hot CRE Property Types & Adjustments to Navigate a Pandemic - Part Two

This is the second part in a series of insights shared by the Coldwell Banker Commercial team in collaboration with local leadership and real estate professionals from around the country. They recently gathered to discuss micro and macro market trends for the coming year. The group covered an array of asset classes, user types, and investor profiles ranging from private investors to users of all property types, and examined factors expected to drive the recovery in commercial real estate markets ahead.

Oct 13, 2020

Amazon Looks to JCPenney and Sears Buildings

Amazon, Inc., considered by many to be the mall industry’s single biggest disrupter, has recently been in talks with the largest mall owner in the United States to take over space left by ailing or vacant department stores. Simon Property Group has been working with Amazon to explore the opportunity of turning some of the property group’s vacant anchor department stores into Amazon distribution hubs. 

Aug 25, 2020

Here's What We're Watching in the Food Delivery Space

When it comes to news about the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, it seems that there has been no shortage of news regarding the food industry. First, it was masses of people stockpiling and leaving consumers without access to fresh fruit and vegetables (and we won’t even talk about the toilet paper situation), which left grocery stores struggling to keep up with never-before-seen levels of consumer demand. 

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