Retail Science from CBRE

At the heart of the retail environment, lies the intersection of data and the consumer experience.  Below our subject matter experts and researchers explore insights and perspectives that illuminate trends and drive better business decisions.  Browse the latest retail research, explore retail market trends and retail industry perspectives. 

Retail Innovation Series

CBRE subject matter experts offer insights on the key trends shaping the retail industry

The Future of Retail 2030

We predict what the world will look like in 2030 and offer our insights into how retail will evolve

Beyond The Headlines

CBRE Research compares the prevailing headlines with what is actually happening in the retail real estate industry through a close examination of market fundamentals and retailer activity.

Our Latest Retail Research

US MarketFlash: E-commerce retail sales hit $453.5 billion in 2017, as brands invest in omnichannel  

E-commerce retail sales increased by 16% to $453.5 billion in 2017, accounting for 8.9% of total retail sales for the year, according to a recently-released U.S. Census Bureau report. The growth was due in large part to brick-and-mortar retailers’ active investment in omnichannel platforms.

Q4 2017 U.S. Retail Figures

Gains in consumer sentiment and strong holiday spending brought significant growth in Q4 2017 retail sales.

2017 U.S. Retail Holiday Trends Guide

November 13, 2017
November 13, 2017

Global Shopping Center Development

Global Placemaking Value and the Public Realm

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