CHICAGO-In terms of retail investment growth and activity, the growth rate in 2011 should match that of the growth of 2010 from 2009, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. Buyers, especially REITS, will be lining up for acquisitions next year, the company said.

Sales of significant retail properties totaled $13.9 billion through October of this year, representing a 62% increase over the $8.9 billion of sales during the same period in 2009, JLL said in its recent 2011 Retail Outlook. Cap rates continue to decline and positively impact retail values, the company said.

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