Five Major Trends That Will Shape Retail Real Estate in 2017

According to Donna Mitchell at National Real Estate Investor, the retail environment will continue to create challenges for retailers.  Below are the highlights:

  • Mall tenants will continue to renegotiate their leases
  • Landlords will have to come up with a way to offer experiences to shoppers that Amazon.com cannot put in a box and ship
  • Class–A malls will continue to thrive
  • American households are feeling wealthier and more confident
  • The retail real estate sector is facing an enormous challenge over the next 18 months—the maturing of about $47 billion in debt

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