• Positive trend in consumer spending at a time of favourable economic conditions
  • Retail sector reports strong turnover growth in both bricks-and-mortar and online segments
  • Total sales area remains at the previous year’s level
  • Superstores and drugstores are the most expansive operation types
  • E-commerce is mainly a sales channel for the non-food sector
  • Improved letting market over the first half of 2018
  • Retail warehouses and retail parks are the most popular property types in the investment market
  • Significant scarcity of product results in further pressure on prime yields
  • Expert survey shows more optimistic view of bricks-and-mortar retail
  • Greater focus on value-add and opportunistic investments