Friday, March 15, 2019

Real Estate Investors Shouldn't Give Up On Retail

US News & World Report
Real estate investing can offer a hedge against market volatility while enhancing diversification in a portfolio, but some sectors may outperform others. Retail has become a major question mark for investors amid the rising demand for online shopping with buyers turning to their browsers for purchases.

“E-commerce represents a huge secular shift in consumer behavior that has had major implications for the retail market,” says Christopher Muoio, quantitative strategist at Ten-X Commercial. “Online sales now account for nearly 15 percent of total retail sales and as a result, retail space per person has been falling over the past decade.”. . . more