Industrial real estate is vanishing in cities across America just as retailers are ramping up their demands for last mile fulfillment. Major players in online retail have gained a larger market share of consumer durable goods, and formerly brick-and-mortar retailers have expanded into this channel. Online sales are projected to grow by over $600 billion… Continue Reading Last Mile Industrial: Train has Left the Station
Photo Credit: Commons Retail properties in the US are sliding again. After two years of more favorable investor sentiment, retail has become the lowest ranked property type in 2017 amongst investors, developers, and retail operators. There are however, some areas in retail that standout against these falling figures. One retail type seems to be doing… Continue Reading Dollar Stores: Finding a Multi-billion Dollar Niche
It has been just over a month since Amazon announced that it would be building a second corporate headquarters. Since that announcement, the industry has been abuzz as to what lucky city will earn the right to host the new headquarters and what incentives they would have to provide in order to woo the tech… Continue Reading Amazon’s HQ2 Underscores the Need for Integrative Workplaces
Amazon is planning to open 2000 grocery stores across the United States, its largest push into the brick and mortar space yet. Internally named “Project Como,” Amazon plans to open 20 Amazon Fresh stores in several major metropolitan areas, including New York and Miami, over the next year. These stores will effectively act as the… Continue Reading Is Amazon Making the Wrong Move?