This is an HTML version of a story that ran in the May issueof Real Estate Forum. To see the article in its original format,click here.

In conjunction with ICSC's RECon show this month, Real EstateForum conducted an annual interview with Real Estate Media ThoughtLeaders Marcus & Millichap and other leaders in the retail realestate business about what they see in the market.

During the roundtable, the four experts focused on some of themajor issues facing the industry. Specifically, where transactionsare taking place, the state of the tenant and the consumer, how themerger between OfficeMax and Office Depot will shake out andwhether retailers are able to fulfill their growing expansionplans, among other topics. Meanwhile, they also provided insight onwhat kind of mood the retail real estate crowd is in during thecurrent economic environment. An edited version of that discussionfollows.

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