Empty storefronts

Retail real estate experts gathering in Las Vegas for the International Council of Shopping Centers annual expo are prepared to push back against the narrative that retail is in a death spiral.

“We’re trying to arm our people with facts so that when the questions are asked, we can say no, actually, these are the facts,” said Greg Maloney, head of retail brokerage at JLL, according to Bloomberg.

In large cities across the country, the retail vacancy rate stood at…