RCA Insights

Chart: Net Investment in US Retail Sector

By on May 21st, 2018

There is too much negativity swirling around the retail sector: pockets of healthy investment opportunities do still exist.

Tracking what investor groups sold versus what they bought and built, we see that professional fund managers, cross-border investors and private capital sources are still increasing their exposure to the retail property sector.

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Real Capital Analytics is at ICSC RECon in Las Vegas May 21-23. Meet RCA representatives at booth N1019. 


Jim Costello

Jim Costello

Senior Vice President

Jim Costello has worked in the CRE space on issues of urban economics since 1990, including a 20-year stint at Torto Wheaton Research. Jim expanded the reach of the Torto Wheaton Research team developing forecasts of global market fundamentals. He also developed approaches to pair the forecast results with frameworks to answer investor questions on asset values and relative investment opportunities.

In the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, Jim provided advice to the Treasury Department and helped educate these professionals on commercial real estate performance. Jim is a member of the Commercial Board of Governors of the Mortgage Bankers Administration, where he helps policy makers understand the commercial real estate industry.

Jim is expanding the capabilities of the Real Capital Analytics team on issues of real estate market dynamics. Jim has a master’s degree in economics and is a member of the Counselors of Real Estate.