Of the 15 top US retail real estate groups, Simon Venture Group is the most active.
As activity to retail stores continues to slow down, many of the companies with high exposure to this area are taking a hit. We looked at where some of the top retail owners have been investing to see how they’re trying to combat the trend.
Of the 15 top US retail real estate groups, very few are active in private markets. Only 6 had made an investment or acquisition since 2010.
Simon Venture Group is the most active mostly due to its established venture arm which invests in new distribution channels (Le Tote), products (Helix Sleep), platforms (Appear Here), and new ways to interact with customers in stores (Ziploop). There have not been many co-investments between retail investors, except for same-day delivery startup Deliv, which saw investments from four different property managers.