Brick-and-Mortar Stores to Remain Cornerstone of Retail, Study Shows

July 24, 2014 · reit.com

Brick-and-mortar stores continue to be customers’ preferred shopping channel, and are crucial in generating online sales for retailers, according to a new study by global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney.

According to A.T. Kearney analysis, 90 percent of all U.S. retail sales in 2013 were transacted in stores, and 95 percent of sales were accounted for by retailers with a brick-and-mortar presence.

Viewpoint: Choosing the Right Way to Invest in Brazilian Real Estate

July 18, 2014 · reit.com
Brazil

One of the first issues faced by foreign investors in the Brazilian real estate market is choosing to invest through the so-called Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário (FII) or through a Fundo de Investimento em Participações (FIP). The immediate question: What are the differences between the two?

Prologis: Leasing Demand From E-Commerce Sector Doubled in Last Three Years

July 16, 2014 · reit.com

Global leasing demand  from the e-commerce sector has doubled during the last three years, and the strong growth trend is expected to continue, according to a new report from industrial REIT Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD).

“Online fulfillment is in its infancy, and we anticipate e-commerce will create significant new demand for logistics real estate well into the future,” said Chris Caton, vice president and head of Prologis’ research arm.