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Shopping Center Management & Leasing – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 6512  |  NAICS 531120

The following guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Shopping Mall Management  (view report)
Commercial Leasing  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

State of the Shopping Center  Search for above title

Publication examines trends affecting shopping centers, with topics covered 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 analytics insights. Report can be downloaded and viewed free online with registration.

International Council of Shopping Centers
Resources available from this organization include:

SCT Magazine  Select news options from "News & Views" drop-down menu
Monthly trade association journal features news and information for the retail real estate industry, with topics covered in this magazine including consumer market trends, regional and global development, property management, tenant leasing, property profiles, and property purchase and sales transaction data. Selected articles from current and archived issues of the publication can be viewed free online.

Research section provides statistical data and other information for the retail real estate business on a global basis, with resources offered in this section including the "Quick Stats" statistical database, industry insights series, research reports, publications e-library, special studies examining important issues, and global/regional shopping center glossaries. Selected resources are available free online.

Industry Insights
Three-part series includes the "Industry Sector" section which provides insight on emerging business trends, best practices, and tools-of-the-trade, the "Performance" section which features monthly mall performance reports and operational data such as rent, net operating income, and occupancy rate by type of property, and the "Consumer" section which follows the changing shifts in shoppers' behavior.

Value Retail News  Select news options from "News & Views" drop-down menu
Monthly trade publication 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.

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Shopping Center Rental and Operation  Search for "531120"
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

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.

Compensation and Salary 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.

PayScale, Inc.
Shopping Centers

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such
as operations director, property manager, leasing manager, guest services manager, leasing analyst, and reporting analyst, with employers for which this data is provided including Simon Property Group, Inc., CBL&Associates Properties Inc., Kimco Realty Corporation, and General Growth Properties Inc.

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.

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