CBRE Retail Research and Insights

Retail IN-site, from the CBRE Retail & Leisure team, provides research, ideas and commentary on the major trends affecting retail real estate around the world.

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Feature Reports

How Active are Retailers Globally?

This seventh edition of How Active Are Retailers Globally? looks at the target markets for over 150 international brands based in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

In 2016 we expect to see global economic recovery continue at a steady pace, with modestly improving growth in many mature markets. However, there are potential headwinds on the horizon: interest rising rates in the U.S., a depreciation of the Chinese Yuan and a financial crisis in one or more emerging markets.

Within this setting, albeit cautiously, retailers continue to expand their physical store networks despite the ongoing challenges of increasing costs, unsteady economies in some markets and the challenges and opportunities that come with technology

Global luxury Retail: a divergent market

Is luxury immune to the twist ad turns of global economy?

The world of luxury continues to fascinate and intrigue, with brand names synonymous with luxury now shouting out to us from many locations around the world. CBRE has invested in research to get beneath the surface of luxury in three traditional cities across Europe: London, Paris and Milan to explore some insights from luxury consumers, along with a look at the economic impact on luxury and how they combine with retailers' strategy plans. And finally, to expand the view of luxury, we also engaged our market experts in New York, Mumbai and Lagos.

Click here to get a copy of the exclusive Global Luxury report: a divergent market.


How Global is the Business of Retail?

In its eighth year CBRE's How Global is the Business of Retail? will once again focus on the target markets for new brands in 2014.

We examined 50 countries and 164 cities across the world to provide a comprehensive view of the markets that international brands have been targeting.
By analysing the brand sectors that have been expanding and the flow of cross-border expansion we are able to interrogate what that means and impact is likely to have on retail markets in all the regions.

Click here to get a copy of the report How Global is the Business of Retail? 2015

Retail & Leisure Key Contacts

Andrew Phipps

EMEA Head of Retail Research

Andrew Phipps

T: +44 20 7182 2116

Natasha Patel


Natasha Patel

T: +44 20 7182 3166

Special Reports

Report Criteria

Recent Reports

pdf Global Real Estate Market Outlook 2017
pdf Global Retail ViewPoint - Retail and Logistics: How Millennials are Driving Change in the Industry January 2017
pdf Global Retail Placemaking - What is the Role of Retail in Placemaking? December 2016
pdf Europe Real Estate Outlook 2017
pdf Global Gateway Cities November 2016
pdf Global Major Report - Live Work Play: Millennials Myths and Realities November 2016
pdf Global Major Report - Live Work Play: How Millennials Play Infographic November 2016
pdf Global Major Report - Live Work Play: Millennials Myths and Realities - FIGURES November 2016
pdf Global Gateway Cities - Focus on Europe November 2016
pdf Global Prime Retail Rents 2016