Net Gain’s Wake for Regional Malls

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Net Gain Real Estate’s analysis of recent Census Bureau statistics validates the shift in consumer buying habits and forebodes the ultimate demise of regional malls in America

I'm not sure. It looks like part of a regional shopping mall.

Net Gain Real Estate, the leading Internet provider of independent, value-added income property analysis, has completed an analysis of recent Census Bureau statistics that confirms written forecasts made by the company. Robert Mann, President and Founder of Net Gain, states “The regional shopping mall in America is on a tract toward its demise.”

According to estimates released by the Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce, total retail sales grew 3.2 percent (±0.7%) in the first quarter of 2007 versus the first quarter of 2006. At the same time, e-commerce sales grew 18.4 percent (±4.5%) versus the previous year’s quarter. Estimates are adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes.

Net Gain’s forecast begins with a look forward to the year 2099: Two archaeologists are scooping dirt at a dig in the northwest part of the United States. Suddenly an arm freezes. One of the archaeologists has hit a solid impasse. Excitedly they both clear the dirt away and uncover what looks like a part of a cinder block wall. One of the archaeologists is puzzled. He asks, ''What do you think it is?'' His partner carefully examines the exposed cinder block. Then he responds "I'm not sure. It looks like part of a regional shopping mall." The complete essay describing the demise of regional malls in America can be found in the Essays section of

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