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Downtown Detroit on the right path to revival but has a long way to go

August 16, 2018 |

So many groundbreakings and announcements of new projects have popped up in greater downtown Detroit lately that one might be tempted to think downtown’s revival is, well, almost finished.

Don’t believe it. As promising as all these new projects may … Read More

Texas Retail Deliveries Have Slowed This Cycle

August 15, 2018 |

The growth of e-commerce, coupled with the ever-changing landscape of the overall retail experience has given the retail sector a negative stigma this cycle.

While certain aspects of retail have been negatively impacted, and big box stores have been on … Read More

These are the 20 biggest retailers in America

August 14, 2018 |

It’s no surprise that Walmart and Amazon are two of the biggest retailers in America right now.

A recent ranking in the National Retail Federation’s Stores magazine used sales data from Kantar Consulting to take a look at the top 100 retailers in America. It found … Read More

A Look at Downtown Detroit’s 10 Tallest Buildings

August 10, 2018 |

The Hudson’s site on Woodward Avenue is expected to be Detroit’s tallest building: about 800 feet.

So, before that goes up, we thought it would be interesting to see which are currently the tallest buildings downtown.

Someone who goes by … Read More

Kroger buys Florida shopping center

August 9, 2018 |

A Kroger Co. real estate unit has purchased a shopping center in South Florida, hundreds of miles from its closest store.

But Cincinnati-based Kroger (NYSE: KR), the nation’s largest operator of traditional supermarkets, isn’t planning to launch its expansion into … Read More


August 9, 2018 |

Farmington Hills, Michigan (August 9, 2018) – Friedman Real Estate, one of the nation’s leading providers of commercial real estate services, recently sold Carman Plaza, a 64,845-square foot Kroger anchored retail building located at 3238-3288 Corunna Road in Flint Township, … Read More

Commercial Real Estate Lessons from McDonald’s

August 8, 2018 |

If you ask an executive to evaluate the McDonald’s restaurant business model, you might receive a detailed report on the sales of Big Macs, french fries and milkshakes. Yet, when I analyze McDonald’s, I think real estate.

As anyone that’s … Read More

Where are Opportunities in Retail Today?

August 7, 2018 |

The recent rally in net operating income (NOI) growth reflects stable property fundamentals and improving financial metrics across retail facilities in CMBS. Research by Trepp shows consistent underlying growth in reported NOI and occupancy rates, with NOI netting annual gains … Read More