Tag Archives: Commercial

U.S. Retail Sales October 2020

Total retail sales are now once again strong, just like a faucet running at full flow.  Depending on the type of goods being sold, however, the  temperature of sales ranges from hot to cold. Total real (inflation adjusted) retail and food service sales were up 4.4 percent in October 2020 versus one-year ago, as shown …Read more

Retail Sales by Kind of Business – September 2020

Retail sales (including food services) dominate the U.S. economy typically making up 70 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  GDP is essentially the value of all goods and services produced. Retail sales plunged 20.7 percent from February 2020 (baseline prior to the Coronavirus impact) to April 2020, but has since recovered to an all-time record …Read more

Dr Glenn Mueller’s Q4 2019 Commercial Real Estate Cycles Report

This quarterly Must Read report for commercial real estate professionals was just released.  Dr. Glenn Mueller’s Real Estate Cycles Q4 2019 report provides a concise overview of office, apartment, retail, and industrial commercial real estate markets across the country for 54 major metros based on almost 300 models tracking occupancy and rental rates.  Hotels were …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Best States Tax Environments

Taxes or lack thereof can be a repellent or a magnate to businesses relocating or expanding across the country. As an economist, for example, I would have an issue residing where there was a state income tax. Taxes are not the only reason why firms stay, move or expand elsewhere. There are a plethora of …Read more