Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Retail property operators are battling many of the same enemies that the retail sector faces. Poor consumer confidence, competition from online retailers and an oversupply of retail property are among the key challenges. The retail property market showed signs of improvement over 2009-10 and 2010-11 after a disastrous period following the global financial crisis. However, retail conditions faltered during 2011-12 as global economic uncertainty weighed on consumer spending. While vacancy rates have improved over the period, this is largely due to the use of leasing incentives and low rental prices. IBISWorld estimates that revenue for the Retail Property Operators industry will grow at a compound annual rate of 2.1% over the five years through 2014-15, to reach $16.7 billion... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The Retail Property Operators industry has several barriers that can prevent new companies from entering the industry. Entry costs are the largest barrier to new property operators. In the retail property market, entry costs include the costs associated with financing and acquiring property assets and the initial marketing, development, advertising and research expenses. Direct investment in prime property assets requires significant financial resources and this often prevents new entrants from establishing themselves in the market. For this reason, many of the industry's largest players are listed property trusts that raise funds through public equity.
Zoning regulations can also be a barrier to entry... purchase to read more