Reis Inc.’s preliminary Q4 2018 report noted that, nationwide, retail vacancy rates remained unchanged quarter over quarter, while rent growth was more or less flat. Still, this wasn’t bad news; “many may recall that store closure announcements for Sears, Kmart, JC Penney . . . dominated the news at the end of 2017 . . .” with soaring vacancy rates and plummeting rents. This did not happen.
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