Eli Randel, director of business development at CREXi.

LAS VEGAS—GlobeSt.com is here in full force at ICSC's REConevent and chatted with attendee Eli Randel, director ofbusiness development at CREXi, on his thoughts on themarket. As GlobeSt.com previously reported, Randel heads the new CREXi Miamioffice for the firm. Randel said that his simple “gut-feeling”view, based on the 900-plus deals the firm is working on throughoutthe country, is that there will be more of the same in the overallretail and economic environment.

But what is the same? “Many retailers will struggle and a fewmore will go out of business before the end of the year, howeverthe stronger brands and segments will continue to shine,” Randelexplains. “Economic conditions will feel ideal for the top earnerswhile conditions for the rest will feel mostly stagnant.”

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