The health club, gym, and fitness club market is stronger than ever, to the tune of over 52 million members driving $26 billion in revenue. To give that some perspective, movie ticket sales hit only $10.8 billion last year, a record for its industry.… Read More

A runner for more than a decade, more out of convenience than a love of the sport, I had covered many hundreds of miles of pavement and motorized rubber on my treadmill like the world’s biggest hamster on a wheel. One Saturday this past winter I decided that I wanted a change from the monotony, and I had a destination in mind.… Read More

A friend trying to rehab a stubborn running injury stopped going to physical therapy because commuting three times a week to the medical complex for several months was impossible between work and family obligations. Yet the demand for medical services is growing, driven by factors such as an aging population, rising obesity rates, more elective and cosmetic procedures, and greater participation in endurance sports, particularly among older athletes.… Read More

In formulating our views for the retail real estate market in 2013, I keep going back to the notion of a pendulum swinging. There’s reason to be both optimistic as well as cautious about nearly every issue and trend that could impact the industry this year.… Read More