As a result of ongoing challenges in the malls and shopping center sector, retailers are altering their selection decisions for future locations, according to new analysis from CoStar Group.
And while a number of retailers are expanding, the ongoing challenges also are placing some traditional retailers at higher risk of bankruptcy, according to new analysis from Fitch Ratings.
Demographics of New Store Openings
CoStar Portfolio Strategy tracks announced store openings, which typically lead leasing activity in the retail market and can be an indicator of future demand.
In addition to the anticipated leasing activity that these announcements may account for, CoStar has also examined the existing store portfolio of the retailer as well as recently signed leases to determine the type of trade area demographics that a particular retailer targets.