Retailing in America: Game Theory in Reverse

Danielle DiMartino Booth

History has a mean habit of mocking us. Have any of you noticed the surprised looks on investors’ faces as commercial real estate prices begin to decline, as the air begins to seep out of the bubble? It’s as if the commercial real estate smackdown of the late 1980s was the result of divine provenance, not the very real consequence of a prolonged slump in the energy sector...

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Retailing in America: Bricks and Torture

Danielle DiMartino Booth

It’s one thing to give gifts by why of Amazon Prime but another to be on the receiving end of the buying potential of its millions of members’ magnanimity. As nearly half of Americans well know, it’s a one-click wonder lying in wait on their smart phones...

By | January, 18, 2017|Categories: Articles, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Commercial Real Estate: From Towers of Gold to Pillars of Salt

Danielle DiMartino Booth

Back in the here and now, pension underfunding, a subject long-time readers know vexes me, has hit home, literally. Chicago, where murders this year have topped 700, remains the nation’s sickest city: its pension liability as a percentage of the city’s operating revenue is an eye-watering 719%...