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Calkain Arranges $15 Million Sale of Triple-Net-Leased CVS in D.C.

Shopping Center Business

Washington, D.C. — Calkain Cos. has arranged the $15 million sale of a triple-net-leased CVS property in Washington, D.C. The 8,754-square-foot building is located at 3323, 3325-3329 Connecticut Ave. NW, three miles north of downtown Washington, D.C. The building first served as a pharmacy in the 1950s before being converted to a CVS in 1990. Jonathan Hipp and Rick Fernandez of Calkain represented the seller, an undisclosed family trust, in the transaction. The buyer was a private investor completing a 1031 tax-deferred exchange.

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Amanda WillisCalkain Arranges $15 Million Sale of Triple-Net-Leased CVS in D.C.

Calkain’s Fernandez Completes Sale of $15.2M Five Applebee’s Portfolio– Harrisonburg, VA Closes for $3.12M

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Rick Fernandez, Senior Managing Director of Calkain Companies, recently brokered the sale, to private investors on a 1031 exchange, of the real estate at 1860 East Market Street In Harrisonburg, Virginia under a long term lease to Potomac Family Dining operating an Applebee’s restaurant at this location. This sale completes a five unit portfolio sale of Applebee’s in Maryland and Virginia.

Fernandez commented, “These assets are true coupon clippers with no landlord responsibilities.” He continued, “The Harrisonburg location has been a strong performer for decades and the buyers were drawn to the rock-solid, high traffic real estate with a proven …

Leigh ClineCalkain’s Fernandez Completes Sale of $15.2M Five Applebee’s Portfolio– Harrisonburg, VA Closes for $3.12M

Net Lease Investors Hungry for Casual Dining

Commercial Property Executive

Necessity-based retail is more e-commerce resistant, and there is a positive outlook for chain restaurants and gyms.

As the business cycle continues to defy expectations and induce concerns, net lease real estate, also known as “the bond wrapped in real estate,” is highly desirable for many investors.…

Amanda WillisNet Lease Investors Hungry for Casual Dining

Delving into the Discount Dollar Retail Sector

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To net lease investors, discount dollar stores offer passive cash flow, thanks to long-term leases (averaging 10-15 years) and credit-worthy tenants.

Travel through a small town or the outskirts of a larger city, and you’ll likely pass by the local discount dollar stores. Whether those stores boast the green sign of Dollar Tree, or the yellow-and-black General Dollar signage, they offer aisles of everyday goods, ranging from beauty products, to cleaning essentials, to food, all within a 10,000-square-foot space.

To net lease investors, discount dollar stores offer passive cash flow, thanks to long-term leases (averaging 10-15 years) and credit-worthy tenants. …

Amanda WillisDelving into the Discount Dollar Retail Sector

Grocery Delivery in the Digital Age

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How will competing grocery chains utilize delivery options to maximize profitability?

In 2019, the simple act of going to the grocery store has evolved from the experience that it was just a few years ago. In this digital age, we see companies starting to incorporate more technology into how the stores are run, while creating a unique experience for the customer.…

Amanda WillisGrocery Delivery in the Digital Age

Calkain Brokers Sale of Pottery Barn Warehouse in Fredericksburg, VA

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Last week, Calkain‘s Andrew Fallon, Richard Murphy and Jon Hipp completed the sale of 1731 Carl D. Silver Parkway in Fredericksburg, VA. The $2,825,000 fee simple real estate transaction was based on a landlord friendly net lease structure.

The 33,179 square foot building sits on 2.82 acres located in the 2.5 million square foot Central Park Shopping Center along the I-95 corridor about 50 miles south of Washington, DC. Ample traffic, a recently executed 5-year lease with a guarantee from Williams-Sonoma Stores, Inc., a publicly traded company with over $5 billion in sales, made this an attractive asset for net …

Amanda WillisCalkain Brokers Sale of Pottery Barn Warehouse in Fredericksburg, VA