Lockehouse Advisory and Consulting: Retail 2022 Webinar
We will be back next week with more detailed analysis on the news of the week and pertinent issues, though in this edition there are some great articles about the outside impact that inflation (worst in 40 years) and stock market volatility is having on American consumer sentiment (virtually every labor market indicator is at its best in 40 years and Americans still have over $5 trillion more in their bank accounts than before the pandemic). Also, as has been the case throughout the first six weeks of 2022, retail expansion and growth announcements are far outpacing those for closures and consolidations. This is something I have not seen for well over ten years and reflects a massive post-pandemic shift.
That said, today I am including a link to an online seminar that I gave in conjunction with my friends at the tax advisory firm EisnerAmper a week or so ago about the state of the retail real estate market and my outlook for the coming year. If you have time, I promise it will be an hour well spent, that hopefully you will find not just deeply informative but entertaining as well. In the days since I gave this webinar a few of the growth concepts I mentioned have actually upped their growth plans for the year.
Presentations like these are just one of the many services my consulting team at Lockehouse offers. I frequently speak to groups, ranging from trade organizations to institutional investors, landlords, developers, and retailers about the state of the market and shape these presentations for our clients to address their strategic concerns, point out opportunities and risks, as well as do deep dives on their competitive set to meld the macro and micro trends critical for their teams to understand in pursuing successful real estate strategies. This, as well as site selection and feasibility guidance, creating deep dive analysis of trade areas, competitive sectors and helping to cultivate local market strategies are just a few of the ways that my team and I assist our clients.
Enjoy the webinar. See you next week.