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The Surprising Impact of E-Commerce On Urban Real Estate Markets

There has been plenty written about the impact of e-commerce on retail infrastructure. Store closings and malls struggling to redefine their purpose have been the subject of major stories in a variety of mainstream media outlets. Reading those stories, it’s easy to get the impression that e-commerce is cratering real estate markets and creating ghost towns.

That’s hardly the case, at least not in many major cities where e-commerce has actually had the opposite effect by increasing the demand for real estate.

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