dead malls

Decline in Consumer Spending creating Dead Malls

 Having been in the Retail sector for my entire professional career, I am on the front line of the driving force of our (until now) consumer driven economy. This story  from the WSJ hit close to home: Recession Turns Malls Into Ghost Towns

If retail sales continue to decline at current rates, the dead-mall roster could exceed 100 properties by the end of this year, according to Green Street. That's up from an estimated 40 failing malls in 2006, before the recession began.