Viewpoints

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

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Aug 15, 2019

Not Your Mother’s Mall: Transforming the Modern Retail Center

Watching the latest season of Stranger Things, one cannot help but reminisce about the mall in its glory days. In the 1980s, the mall did to Main Street what the internet has done to almost all brick and mortar.  All too familiar eye-grabbing headlines have now become commonplace when reading about today’s retail climate. Retailageddon. Mallpocalypse. While there is no doubt that there has been a seismic shift of the retail landscape, all may not be doom and gloom for the favorite teen hangout of the 80s. As retail bankruptcies soar and store closures continue, mall developers and owners are creatively transforming their assets into housing, hotels, and even multi-faceted entertainment venues. The underlying goal is to get people to go back to (what was) the mall.

Jun 20, 2019

Micro-Breweries Quench a Thirst Across the U.S.

The following post is from Managing Director of Coldwell Banker Commercial, Daniel Spiegel

Jun 11, 2019

Are Driverless Cars Still Set to Impact CRE?

Driverless cars are everywhere. Now, the autonomous car trend is spreading across the world. So, we need to prepare for changes that these vehicles could cause. Whether on the road or in your home, driverless cars will begin to affect your day-to-day life.

May 16, 2019

Will Online Ordering Be the End of Main Street Retail?

Expansion of Main Street Retail Through Digitalization

Apr 22, 2019

Magnificent Mile to Main Street – The Transformation of Retail

Everyone’s heard the buzz about the death of traditional brick and mortar and the rise of experiential retail. U.S. retail vacancies were at 10.2% at the end of 2018, a marginal increase from 10.0% a year earlier, according to a report from Reis. Current market trends have challenged retail owners and investors with vacancies in retail spaces from areas like Magnificent Mile and Fifth Avenue as well as on Main Street.

Mar 26, 2019

4 Tips for Vetting Potential Real Estate Deals

In today’s business climate, accurate and relevant information is crucial for success in commercial real estate investing. In other words, if you don’t know the local market, you could be in real trouble. Despite this fact, commercial real estate is a sector favorite among investors, with its relatively strong returns with only minimal to moderate risk.

Feb 28, 2019

4 Retail Real Estate Predictions for 2019 and the Future

Retail, the fallen angel of the industry. We have been barraged by negative headlines this past year, of which company has filed for bankruptcy, or which mall is now a ghost town. However is this bleak outlook really true? It seems that experts in the industry think the retail sector is simply in a transitionary period, where evolution is extremely important. The companies that embrace the change and remain creative and innovative need not worry.

Feb 26, 2019

Brick and Mortar Grocery Responds to Amazon's Two-Hour Grocery Delivery

A few years ago, the grocery industry seemed like the untouchable horizon. The one market that was safe from e-commerce. How could e-commerce bore its way into an industry with such perishable, fragile and heavy items? Impossible! Then, Amazon; as it often does, introduced Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh. These services allowed users to get groceries within 2 hours. However, consumers remained skeptical.

Feb 12, 2019

Coming to an Airport Near You: Another Amazon Play

Amazon has been an extremely innovative force. In the past few years, they have totally revolutionized the e-commerce market, how we grocery shop, how we check out and even the shipping industry. Now, they have moved on and targeted airports. No, Amazon is not creating flying stores… However, they are looking into bringing their checkout-less stores to airports in hopes of appealing to travelers who are looking for quick, convenient options in between flights.

Feb 4, 2019

Stadiums Turn to Lifestyle Centers for Inspiration

Once upon a time, when a sports stadium was built, the focus was on the game. Though builders would include restrooms and eventually concession stands, distractions from the sport at hand were seen as “minor-league.” Fast forward to present years, stadiums are now entertainment experiences and designers have turned to lifestyle centers for inspiration.

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