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Commercial Real Estate News for Thursday, Dec. 8

Good morning! Enjoy these three articles on commercial real estate in Canada, insights from the ICSC and an essay on the state of the retail market.

Commercial Real Estate Sales Continue at Record Pace with No Slowdown in Sight

Commercial real estate in Canada is on pace to beat a record set during the boom of 2007. Real estate firm CBRE forecasts that 2016 commercial real estate sales will approach $35 billion, nearly $3 billion more than in 2007.

Five Takeaways from ICSC New York National Deal Making Conference, Day Two

More commercial real estate notes from the floor of the ICSC New York National Deal Making Conference. Insights include the profitability of subdividing mall space, the different types of US consumers and the popularity virtual downsizing.

Is Retail’s Middle Earth Flat?

An essay on the current woes of commercial retail real estate. The author is receiving less money on nearly all his properties than he was a decade ago. While many are quick to point the finger toward the internet, he blames greed.

Commercial Real Estate News for Tuesday, Dec. 6

Good morning! We compiled three commercial real estate articles for you today. They cover the ICS Conference in New York, the announcement of Amazon Go and a forecast on the effects of Trump’s presidency on real estate.

Nine Takeaways from ICSC New York Conference, Day One

Interviews with professionals at the ICSC Conference lead to a few insights about the commercial real estate world, including luxury brand’s expected comeback, a greater focus on retail stores in urban locations and the necessity of data in deal-making.

Retailers Should Fear Amazon’s Grocery Ambitions

Yesterday, Amazon debuted their first check-out free store. Customers merely sign-in to their Amazon app, shop for whatever they need and then are charged when they walk out of the store. Bloomberg argues this move should be enough to make traditional retailers sweat.

Commercial Real Estate After Trump: What to Expect?

What do we expect from a Donald Trump presidency? Uncertainty. Early sign though show a 3.4% gain in the DOW and interest rates have climbed from 1.75% to 2.30%. A scaling back on Dood-Frank would also be good for the commercial real estate, the author argues.