Beyond the Headlines: “The Big Box is Dead?” | U.S. Retail Trends Report          

  • Retail news headlines are the direst they’ve been in nearly a decade. They represent a chronic doom-and-gloom sentiment that ignores the new and ongoing growth opportunities for the retail real estate industry.
  • In this series, CBRE Research compares the prevailing headlines with what is actually taking place in the retail real estate industry through a close examination of market fundamentals and retailer activity.
  • Revealed is a series of major misconceptions that obscure many of the opportunities in the marketplace today.
  • In this first installment of our series, we address concerns that the power center big-box model is obsolete.