Our Blog

 

  • Cool Streets 2019 Edition: Rise of the 18-Hour Cool Street
    true
    By Garrick Brown Cool Streets are shifting from being a new crop of retail districts emerging in North America to something even further and wider… Since our first report in 2016, there has been an explosion of overall growth (including Cool Street neighborhoods) in secondary and tertiary metropolitan areas. While Cool Streets remain strong in large, primary markets and so-called “24-hour” cities like Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and Toronto, affordable housing and employment are driving the 18-Hour Cool Street in cities like Boise, Charlotte, Denver, Nashville, Portland, Salt Lake City and Tampa.               Download our latest Cool Streets report and interactive... Read more »
  • Retail & eCommerce: 5 Fast Facts Holiday Shopping & Delivery Edition
    true
    The holiday shopping season is right around the corner and with it comes a barrage of shoppers, online orders, and last minute deliveries. Over the years, Cushman & Wakefield’s newCommerce experts have tracked seasonal stats and trends related to retail and eCommerce to help our clients make better real estate decisions to handle the increase in demand. To kick off the season, we’ve compiled Five Fast Facts about the 2019 holiday season. Enjoy! Contributors include:  Garrick Brown – Vice President, Americas Head of Retail Research Ben Conwell – Senior Managing Director and  eCommerce and Electronic Fulfillment Advisory Group Lead Carolyn Salzer –  Director and Head of Industrial Research for... Read more »
  • Healthcare Goes Retail
    true
    By David Wirth The proverbial “family doctor’s office” where you make an annual check-up appointment with your primary care physician or schedule a visit for your sick child may become a thing of the past.  Once common practice, these visits are changing quickly, rivaled by new, more convenient options. With changing health insurance landscapes and convenience becoming key, loyalty to physicians is disintegrating.  Instead, patients are focusing on more accessible healthcare solutions; on-demand services that don’t break the bank. These new consumer habits are changing the retail landscape.  The growing trend favoring mixed-use destinations – with more amenities to support the live/work/play... Read more »
  • Experiential & Convenient: Retail As An Amenity
    true
    ByTerry Ohnmeis When it comes to consumer tastes, convenience and experience are king. The strongest demand we’re seeing on the ground is for retail as an amenity – whether it’s a boutique fitness brand, food hall, or personal services brand (think blow-dry bars and nail salons).  In this way, retail is a piece of a larger puzzle: they represent stellar products and services that add value to office and residential components of an asset. They “activate” the first floor of a mixed-use building by drawing new people in and boosting the amount tenants of that building will pay to be there. There’s been... Read more »
  • The Great Retail Reinvention: Experience Matters Vol. 1 — Out Now!
    true
      Axe Throwing Bars. Dating App Cafes. Furniture Store Hotels. Shopping Center Coworking. Food Halls. Banking Cafes. Float Rooms. Escape Rooms… Is the experiential retail trend more than just a knee-jerk reaction to a challenged retail landscape? Our response to that question is a qualified “yes.” We suggest that the increased drive for experience-based retail reflects a deeper economic trend with implications that go far beyond shopping centers and the shifting tastes of millennial consumers. It is a trend that plays out most visibly in the retail arena because of the current disruption in the retail industry. In addition, the rise in popularity... Read more »
View more Blog Posts