CHICAGO — After a robust couple of years when retailers of all sizes and their frenzied dealership acquisitions helped create a seller's market, what's to come? A few industry experts shared their thoughts on why and more during the Let's Make a Deal panel at the Automotive News Retail Forum: Chicago on Thursday.
A shift may already have begun, according to Jeff Rosen, CEO of Rosen Automotive Group. Rosen Automotive in April expanded to five stores with its purchase of the former Francois Ford in Belleville, Wis.
Rosen said the cost of capital may nudge dealers who have held off on selling during times of big profits.
"They're probably gonna come off the sidelines, and get off that fence, and make the decision to sell," Rosen said.