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Why You Should Put Your Net Lease Dollars Into Dollar General

Commercial Property Executive

In 2019, this high-performing discount retailer has plans to open more than 1,000 new stores, each on an acre of land, notes Jonathan Hipp of Calkain Cos.

To the uninitiated, there might not seem anything too sexy about discount department stores. To the savvy net lease investor, however, the category is as appealing as a night on the Riviera–especially if that dollar store is Dollar General.…

Amanda WillisWhy You Should Put Your Net Lease Dollars Into Dollar General

A Source No Longer

Retail will be a forever changing game, and in order to survive a brand needs to keep up on emerging trends, as it’s a well-known story for those retailers who do not.…

Carolyn SchmidA Source No Longer

Sears Closings Create Potential Opportunity

We’ve all heard the old maxim about one door closing and another opening. In this case, the doors that are closing belong to Sears, with many of them opening again as fitness centers.

It’s an odd dynamic when you think of it, one that truly reflects the changing nature of our retail wants and needs. There was a time when mall operators snubbed their noses at gyms.  All those sweaty people in odd outfits rubbing elbows with targeted shoppers.

Then something happened, consumer shopping patterns shifted. We began to see major headlines in most of the press that the American …

Amanda WillisSears Closings Create Potential Opportunity

A Marriage Made in Net Lease Heaven

Commerical Property Executive

In what is reportedly the largest banking merger in a decade, SunTrust and BB&T are joining forces in what they’re billing as a “marriage of equals.” When the $66 billion deal is complete, those equals will make up the sixth largest financial institution in the country.

As with all weddings (well, most), there will be added perks to look forward to. In this case, beyond whatever the merger might mean to bank customers and other stakeholders, these perks accrue indirectly to net lease investors. When the smoke clears, some 750 individual bank locations will be shuttered as the new entity …

Carolyn SchmidA Marriage Made in Net Lease Heaven

Investment Returns for Net Leases End Year on Flat Note

CoStar News

But Fast Food and Pharmacies Remain Good Bets

Owning a building housing a fast food restaurant or a pharmacy got a little pricier last year. But all in all, average yields on “net lease” properties remained relatively flat in 2018.…

Amanda WillisInvestment Returns for Net Leases End Year on Flat Note

What Can Opportunity Zones Offer NNN Investors?

Commercial Property Executive

Even if the final regulations do not include net leased assets, the expected increase in retail stores in these districts is promising.

For answers to that question, we’ll just have to wait a while. If the current partial shutdown of the US government doesn’t hang things up too much, the Treasury Department is expected to come out next month with regulations that are said to answer that question and many more. In the meantime, net lease investors will just have to bide their time.…

Amanda WillisWhat Can Opportunity Zones Offer NNN Investors?

Net Lease Properties Maintain Pace

Shopping Center Business

The market for single tenant net lease properties in 2017 operated in an environment of ambivalence. At issue were the political uncertainty following the election of a new U.S. president along with uncertainty regarding how proposed changes to the nation’s tax code would treat investors used to the benefits of a 1031 exchange. Rising interest rates over the past 18 months factored into net lease transactions, compressing yields on properties. All of these elements come into play at a time when retail itself is going through changes, forcing investors to look more closely at not only the real estate and

Amanda WillisNet Lease Properties Maintain Pace

The Continued Strength of the Retail Pharmacy Sector

Think about your neighborhood retail pharmacy. Perhaps it’s a stand-alone Walgreens on a busy street corner, or a CVS on a pad site, shadow-anchored by a big-box retailer. If you’re anything like the average consumer, this pharmacy offers a handy location for prescriptions, health and beauty products, and groceries.

If investors are anything like the average net lease property owner, they might find …

Amanda WillisThe Continued Strength of the Retail Pharmacy Sector

Diagnosing the Net-Lease Medical Sector

What do dialysis clinics, urgent care locations, and dental offices have in common? They are often net lease tenants and together these types of tenants make up the net lease medical sector.

Calkain’s just-released “Net Lease Report: Medical Sector” notes that net lease medical properties can prove to be viable investments, thanks to the following fundamentals.…

Amanda WillisDiagnosing the Net-Lease Medical Sector

Walgreen bags Ellenton store for $4.95 million


MANATEE COUNTY — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has bought the store in Ellenton it has occupied since 2001 for $4.95 million.

Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens, the second-largest pharmacy chain in the U.S., acquired the nearly two-acre property at 5945 U.S. 301 last month, court records show.…

Amanda WillisWalgreen bags Ellenton store for $4.95 million