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Singapore Retail in the Post-Pandemic Era : Trends and Opportunities

November 9, 2023 15 Minute Read

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More than three years after the onset of COVID-19, Singapore retail sales have recovered and exceeded pre-pandemic levels. However, foot traffic and retail rents have yet to fully recover. CBRE’s proprietary study finds that consumers are now visiting malls less frequently but for longer durations. Consumption patterns have also changed, driven by the proliferation of e-commerce, rising income levels and increased focus on wellness and ESG.


This report identifies the main trends shaping Singapore’s retail property market in the post-pandemic era and provides recommendations for retail occupiers and landlords to navigate the structural shifts and cyclical recovery of Singapore’s retail market. Government initiatives, the return of tourist spending and a wider selection of locations are also providing opportunities to all stakeholders.