Monday, February 5, 2018

5 Real Estate Sectors That Have Economists Feeling Optimistic

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Retail

Despite numerous announcements about retailers shuttering their doors, a large percentage are expanding, leaving vacancy rates relatively flat toward the end of Q4, the Herald-Tribune reports. The end of 2017 also brought good news in the form of better-than-expected sales and employment numbers from major retailers. Analysts expect the trend to persist in the coming months as consumer confidence remains high, and retailers begin to shift their strategies to incorporate more digital and omnichannel offerings to suit a new type of consumer. Retail bankruptcies are also anticipated to decrease in the coming months with Moody's analysts predicting that the sector's sales will increase by 4.5% overall.. . . more