Greetings from the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center where the ICSC RECon Convention is about to kick off. In less than an hour, over 31,000 Commercial Real Estate professionals will arrive for the largest deal making event of the year.
Retail had its best Black Friday since 2007, with sales reaching a record $11.4 billion, according to ShopperTrack. The 8.3% spike in year-over-year sales was the largest jump since before the recession. This is even as Cyber Monday continues to pick up steam, accounting for more than $1 billion in sales this year according to IBM’s Coremetrics.