Led by a panel of foremost retail real estate experts, the session delves into the rapidly evolving post-pandemic retail investment landscape. As inflation and lagging consumer confidence weighs in on retailers, fundamentals remain solid as indicated by persistent low unemployment and lower vacancy levels in contrast to last year. Unpacking global and regional macroeconomic factors and disruptive consumer trends, the panel sheds light on performance drivers and barriers for various retail property types in city central and suburban locations. Speakers highlight shifts in consumer behavior, technology integration, expansion of mobile ecommerce, experiential shopping concepts, supply chain issues, and evaluate their impact on – and implications for – retail real estate investment. The experts further examine leasing, operating and investing strategies and share their views on emerging risks and opportunities for niche retail sectors.