The E-Commerce ‘Amazon Effect’ on Commercial Real Estate

Consumer trends have been throwing retailers for a loop recently as e-commerce continues to play a huge role in changing consumer behaviors. The so-called ‘Amazon Effect’ is shifting the way consumers think about the entire shopping experience.

With less shopping sprees and more ‘Cyber Monday’ deals, traditional retail stores — and investment properties — are trying to gauge the impact. Consumers aren’t appreciating the traditional retail store business model, and the effects are starting to set in for big box stores.