Shopping Center Rents Decline for First Time in Five Years, Says Cushman & Wakefield.

The retail marketplace continues to undergo a period of retrenchment and reinvention, the likes of which we have not seen since the rise of the suburbs starting in the late 1950s. The new period of disruption has been fueled by the rise of e-commerce, in particular Amazon, with the emergence of smartphones and tablets acting … More Shopping Center Rents Decline for First Time in Five Years, Says Cushman & Wakefield.

Street Fairs Let Retailers Test Market Before Renting Expensive Storefronts

In Manhattan, real estate easily runs retailers three figures a square foot. It’s no wonder many up-and-coming merchants are ditching the brick-and-mortar model and finding alternatives route to keep expenses down. One such alternative is street fairs. Vendor Business Adds Up With today’s intense competition from e-commerce, brick-and-mortar retailers need a product with proven success … More Street Fairs Let Retailers Test Market Before Renting Expensive Storefronts