Category Archives: Retail

Retail Market Healthy Despite Lack of Available Quality Space and Rising Rates

The Twin Cities retail market remained competitive in the first half of the year and retailers continued to expand. Most of the growth was in national or chain retailers, particularly discount stores. Due to high start-up costs and historically high rents, activity for local “mom … Continue reading

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Compass: Vacancy Rate Nears Record Low as CRE Market Continues to Stabilize

Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq releases the July 2016 edition of The Compass Report. Download the Executive Summary and get all of the details surrounding the Twin Cities commercial real estate market on the Compass website. According to Mike Ohmes, Executive Vice President … Continue reading

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What is Cool?

According to Cushman & Wakefield, “For economists or real estate analysts who usually strive to work in the realm of numbers and hard data, answering the question, “what is cool?” almost seems frivolous. Except that it is not. In fact, for … Continue reading

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Retail Market Fundamentals Continue to Improve; Led by Grocers and Regional Malls

As the economy continues to strengthen, more retailers are expanding, which is driving down the vacancy rate and driving up both absorption and rental rates. Cushman & Wakefield’s Tom Martin talks about where the retail market is headed in 2016. “Demand is … Continue reading

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Will 2016 Be a Challenge for U.S. Shopping Centers?

According to the latest MarketBeat, “The U.S. shopping center vacancy is the lowest in six years despite a cloudier outlook.” Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq’s Deb Carlson highlights the strength of the Minneapolis/St. Paul retail market in comparison to the U.S., “Vacancy … Continue reading

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