Chart of the Week: PE real estate could be retail’s saving grace

Brick-and-mortar retail has lost its luster due to the mainstreaming of online shopping. Despite the ongoing strain on the retail industry, private equity real estate could offer a reprieve. PE real estate firms see value in the asset class through building up stores as “experiences” rather than just transaction depots. Portfolio deals, such as mall properties, are on the rise because of this.

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