Retail Sales Archive

Retail Trade Challenges and Opportunities in 2019

E-commerce continues to challenge brick-and-mortar retailers, especially department stores and sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores. However, the retail trade sector is still facing bright prospects in growing metro areas that are attracting people, jobs, and housing. The...

In-Depth on NAR Commercial Members Work By Various Property Types

There were many new additions this year to NAR’s 2018 Commercial Member Profile, and among them was a look at commercial member’s primary service area and the type of property with which they work year around. Of NAR’s commercial...
January 25, 2019

Demand for Apartments Remains Solid in 2017

Economic activity continued on an upward trend in the last quarter of 2016, but at a slower pace, as the first estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) from the Bureau of Economic Analysis documented. Preliminary figures indicated that...

Retail Rent Growth Enters 2017 on Upward Swing

Economic activity continued on an upward trend in the last quarter of 2016, but at a slower pace, as the first estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) from the Bureau of Economic Analysis documented. Preliminary figures indicated that...

Latest Retail Sales (May 2015)

Consumers spent more, though not very robustly. That is still enough to propel the economy ahead and create jobs.  Because of the stronger sales gain via ecommerce, the demand for warehouse spaces will rise at a faster rate than...