Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
New lease on growth
Low retail spending, low corporate profit and high unemployment have battered commercial leasing firms in the past few years, but the economic recovery over the next five-year period will reinvigorate the industry. As consumer spending and business confidence return, renewed demand for commercial spaces will return as well. Despite these improvements, the rise in e-commerce and the number of employees working from home threaten growth, reducing demand for retail and office space... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Commercial Leasing industry comprises small, independent lessor firms. According to the US Census Bureau and IBISWorld estimates, 86.2% of industry establishments are nonemployers. At the same time, these firms account for a much smaller percentage of industry revenue because employer firms generate an estimated 65.7% of industry revenue, despite accounting for only 13.8% of industry establishments. But no player dominates the market; the top four firms only account for 8.1% of industry revenue.
The largest companies within the industry are associated with real estate investment trusts (REITs). To qualify as a REIT, a company or trust must distribute at least 90.0% of taxable income to shareholders annually in the form of dividends... purchase to read more