Research and Insights from CBRE Retail


At the heart of the retail environment, lies the intersection of data and the consumer experience.  Below our subject matter experts and researchers explore insights and perspectives that illuminate trends and drive better business decisions.  Browse the latest retail research, explore retail market trends and retail industry perspectives. 

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The Definitive Guide to Omnichannel Real Estate

We have assembled the industry’s definitive source of omnichannel insights – from e-commerce, to store formats, to industrial & logistics — to outline how e-commerce is impacting the retail and real estate industries today and to forecast how it is likely to shape our sector in the future.

Retail Innovation Series

CBRE subject matter experts offer insights on the key trends shaping the retail industry.

The Future of Retail 2030

We predict what the world will look like in 2030 and offer our insights into how retail will evolve.

Beyond The Headlines

CBRE Research compares the prevailing headlines with what is actually happening in the retail real estate industry through a close examination of market fundamentals and retailer activity.

Our Latest Retail Research

2018 U.S. Retail Holiday Trends Guide

Retailers get ‘BOSSy,’ upgrade their loyalty programs and rush to fill the ‘toy void’ 

How Global is the Business of Retail?

Now in its 11th year, CBRE’s How Global is the Business of Retail? seeks to gauge the pulse of the overall global retail landscape while identifying the sectors and markets that that came out on top 2017. Through the comprehensive analysis of 47 countries and 123 global cities, our goal is to deliver a definitive picture of global retail that can help inform future decision making.

Q2 2018 U.S. Retail Figures

• Retail and food sales posted a 6% year-over-year gain in Q2—the biggest such increase since 2012.

US MarketFlash: E-commerce retail sales hit $453.5 billion in 2017, as brands invest in omnichannel  

E-commerce retail sales increased by 16% to $453.5 billion in 2017, accounting for 8.9% of total retail sales for the year, according to a recently-released U.S. Census Bureau report. The growth was due in large part to brick-and-mortar retailers’ active investment in omnichannel platforms.

Global Shopping Center Development

Global Placemaking Value and the Public Realm

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