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  • Five Fast Facts: Travel Retail Edition
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    As consumer behavior continues to evolve and security procedures at airports have prolonged dwell times, retailers have recognized an amplified opportunity to reach our nation’s travelers. In fact, our Retail Valuation & Advisory group has observed sales productivity of retailers in transportation hubs that exceeds the most productive malls in the country (in terms of sales per square foot). Just in time for Thanksgiving—notoriously the busiest travel week of the year—check out Cushman & Wakefield’s Five Fast Facts on all things Travel Retail!   The post Five Fast Facts: Travel Retail Edition appeared first on Cushman & Wakefield Blog.... Read more »
  • Cool Streets 2019 Edition: Rise of the 18-Hour Cool Street
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 »
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