Jeff Garrison of S.J. Collins Enterprises explains how the lending environment has changed for the retail industry and discusses the firm's unique community-oriented development strategy.
In the era of e-commerce, the retail industry is transforming and adjusting to the new ways consumers prefer to shop. But despite these changes, the sector as a whole is still experiencing moderate growth, and the trend is expected to continue in 2017 and beyond. The retail properties most likely to survive and be successful in 2017 are those with high-quality retailers and amenities, and their owners are constantly adapting them to keep up with the times