How is the commercial and retail property in JB doing? According to many property gurus, it is doing very well, all launches were sold out and many new ones coming into the market very soon and they expect the take up rate to be good. Commercial retail property are broadly divided into 2 main group - rows of storeys shop-houses in clusters and individual lots within a major shopping centre. Indeed, most of the shop-houses in the suburb are mostly sold out but are they fully occupied? The situation are mostly like the photographs, all sold but no occupancy. In many areas, even in popular ones like Sutera Utama, Bukit Indah, Tun Aminah, Tampoi, etc., the TO LET / FOR SALE banners had been hanging there for some 2 years already. Over in the shopping centres, the situation don't seems to be very good either. On weekdays, even those in the city areas like the new Komtar SC is extremely quiet, wonder how the shops can survive for long. The shopping crowd has not increase significantly but the shopping spaces had increased by few folds, it only results in retail cannibalism. And now, another big shopping centre had suddenly sprung up from the sea in Forest City. Good luck to all the retailers.