Tag Archives: Outlook

Holiday Retail Outlook: Traditional Bargain-Hunting, Rising Mobile App Use Expected to Help Boost Sales Both Online and in Stores

Credit: Simon Property Group With an extra shopping weekend on the calendar and consumer confidence standing at a 17-year high, nearly all retail analysts are anticipating very solid 2017 holiday shopping results for both online and brick-and-mortar retailers. Forecasts range from a 3.8% increase in holiday retail sales from 2016 by the International Council of

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Survey: Investor Worries About Federal Policies, Gridlock Temper Bullish CRE Outlook

Major steps announced Friday by President Donald Trump to roll back Dodd-Frank regulations and unveil a “massive” tax reform package next week are clearly manna from heaven for CRE investors and lenders, with nearly two-thirds of the executives surveyed by national law firm Akerman LLP believing Trump’s pro-business policies will have a positive impact on

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