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Shopping Center Management and Leasing

SIC 6512 | NAICS 531120

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Commercial Leasing  (view report)
Property Management  (view report)
Shopping Mall Management  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

State of the Shopping Center  Search for above title

Annual report examines trends impacting the industry, with topics addressed in the report including shifts in the retail landscape by type of center; changing retail formats; in-store, online, and mobile purchasing trends; omni-channel coordination; changing face of the consumer; and consumer and local market deep dives. Publication can be downloaded and viewed free online with registration.

International Council of Shopping Centers
Resources available from this trade association include:

SCT Magazine / SCT Week
Monthly magazine and weekly newsletter feature news and information for the retail real estate industry, with topics covered in each issue including market trends, regional and global development, property management, tenant leasing, retail property profiles, and property purchases and sales data. SCT Magazine is available to members only; current and back issues of SCT Week are available online.

America's Marketplace Report
ICSC research study provides an overview of trends affecting the shopping center industry, with topics addressed in the study including industry vital signs, retail space growth, population growth, consumer demographics, changing tenant mix, customized distribution, and omni-channel strategy (integration of ecommerce with in-store shopping and delivery). Study can be downloaded and viewed free online.

Research Resource Center
ICSC research center provides a wide range of information for the retail real estate industry on a global basis, with resources offered in this section including the "Quickstats" statistical database, research publications, economic impact analyses, country fact sheets, searchable e-library, online global directory, and references. Access to research materials is limited to ICSC members only.

Value Retail News
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for outlet and off-price retailers, with special features including the annual "State of the Outlet Industry" report which provides rankings, statistical data, and other information for outlet tenant chains and outlet retail centers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. State of the industry reports (e.g., North America, Europe, global) can be viewed free online.

Specialty Retail Report
Quarterly trade publication features news and information for specialty retailers operating carts, kiosks, and pop-up stores from temporary and permanent locations, with content sections including running a cart or kiosk, merchandising and marketing, hiring and staffing, retail products, operator profiles, and retail locations. Selected feature articles from archived issues of the magazine are available online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Shopping Center Rental and Operation  Search for "531120"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

The Institute of Real Estate Management
Income/Expense Analysis®: Shopping Centers

Annual IREM survey provides a detailed income and expense analysis containing over 100 line items for shopping center properties, with data broken down by center size and age on a national, regional, and metro area basis. Guidelines section which provides a summary overview of the survey and its methodology, regional map, and a sample metro area report can be downloaded and viewed online.

ICSC | Trepp

Financial benchmark reports provide detailed revenue, expense, and net cash flow data for various types of retail properties across the U.S., with more than 900 benchmark reports available by type of center or mall (e.g., community, convenience, life style, neighborhood, outlet, power, regional, and superregional) on a state, metropolitan area, and local area basis. Sample report is available online.

Compensation Surveys

International Council of Shopping Centers
ICSC North American Compensation Survey

Annual ICSC compensation survey provides information on base salaries, annual incentive awards, long-term incentive awards, and other compensation trends for job positions ranging from the junior level to the executive suite, and also includes insights and information on the design, features, and administrative aspects of compensation policies and programs employed by retail real estate firms.

Business Valuation Resources

Appraisal Institute
Shopping Center Appraisal and Analysis
Vernor, Amundsen, Johnson, 2009

Appraisal publication covers the full spectrum of retail properties, from strip malls to superregionals, with topics covered in individual chapters including nature of properties, investment markets, local economic analysis, site and building characteristics, market analysis, and applying the cost, sales comparison, and income capitalization approaches. Table of contents can be viewed free online.