Archive for December, 2011

2011 Year-End Retail Round Up

As we approach the end of another year, the U.S. economy continues its measured recovery.  Gross Domestic Product grew at a 2.5% annual rate in third quarter 2011, bolstered by consumer spending, investment and exports, and a 1.1% year-over-year increase in non-farm payrolls that resulted in a net gain of roughly 1.5 million new jobs. [...]

They Say California is the Place You Ought to be…

Northern California, that is. What’s happening in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley? Let me give you the short and sweet version. San Francisco job growth was 1.3% through August and job growth was a whopping 2.4% in Silicon Valley. This growth is not fake, fake, fake, like the dot.com era it’s real, [...]

Corporate confidence in Europe under the microscope

The latest Cushman & Wakefield Occupier Conference in London revealed new research, the Insight 500 survey, emphasising the negative impact global economic uncertainty was having on corporate confidence and decision making.  However, the conference was also warned by broadcaster Rene Carayol not to get too downhearted by overly negative media coverage. What is more, it was [...]