ROI-NJ: ROI Asks the Experts - Real Estate Predictions for 2018
January 2, 2018
Francis J. Giantomasi was quoted in a ROI-NJ article titled "ROI Asks the Experts: Real Estate Predictions in 2018."
According to Frank, "It’s clear that much of brick-and-mortar retail is struggling, with e-commerce gaining steam and many national retailers falling by the wayside. However, certain segments of the market will continue to thrive. For example, retail at the base of mixed-use properties — generally, smaller spaces with restaurants and other retailers that support the entire development — will show much more resilience than the sector overall. Even more significantly, once American Dream opens in East Rutherford in 2019, we’ll see 21st century retail in action: a destination property where people go for events, entertainment, dining — and also shopping. In 2018 and beyond, we expect developers to internalize these lessons and pivot to dynamic retail properties that attract consumers by offering them something beyond retail."
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