The retail real estate sector is increasingly polarised between secondary locations and shopping destinations with a luxury profile. This divergence reflects two factors: the increasing significance of e-commerce and the growth of luxury shopping tourism. Can we expect this trend to continue?
Although oil demand is growing rapidly in India, the pace of expansion has moderated in other emerging markets including China and Brazil. As demand from emerging markets is vital in the global context, might the risks to the oil price be on the downside in 2017?
Deploying capital effectively will make the difference to real estate investment performance this year in a crowded market.