chi-Exterior Rendering (2) Medical tenants have potential to backfill vacated retail spaces. Advocate Health Care is committed to upgrading this former Sports Authority building in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.

CHICAGO—Retail may be the most challenging sector for investors. E-commerce, new patterns of consumer behavior and store shutdowns means buyers have to very thoughtful as they evaluate properties. And according to Real Capital Markets’ May 2018 Retail Investor Sentiment Report, the shutdown of Toys R’ Us and so many other well-known retailers has changed investors’ views on the threats to retail investing.