Joe Dykstra Joe Dykstra is the co-CEO of Westwood Financial Corp.

LOS ANGELES—Grocery-anchored and daily needs retail centers are poised for another strong year. According to Joe Dykstra and Randy Banchik, co-CEOs of Westwood Financial, strong ecommerce sales will continue to drive the retail niche in 2017. Earlier this year, Westwood consolidated its real estate portfolio, a strategic play to take advantage of grocery-anchored retail properties. To find out what they expect from the market next year and how they are building a strategy around those expectations, we sat down with Dykstra and Banchik for an exclusive interview. Here, they talk about the challenges facing the market, what to retail trends will dominate in 2017 and why they are still bullish on grocery-anchored centers.