Making an Investment in Real Estate

Real estate investing is a great way to earn consistent cash-flow over a long period of time. An investment in real estate will be sure to pay off over the long run. Whether you are setting up for a future generation, preparing for retirement, reinvesting, or performing a 1031 Exchange or sale-leaseback, Calkain experts are here to help you make the most out of your future investment.

Whether you are new to real estate investing or already have an extensive portfolio, we are here to provide you with the ultimate real estate investment solutions. In addition to brokerage services, we also offer our real estate investing clients advisory, asset management, capital market, and research services. But first, let’s dive into what it means to invest in real estate.

Your Investment in Real Estate

Commercial real estate is property that is used for business and retail purposes. Investing in commercial real estate involves the purchase or development of properties that have been designed with the intent of housing commercial tenants. Unlike a residential real estate investor, commercial real estate investors lease out and collect rent from the businesses that occupy space in their properties, rather than from residential tenants.

The best reason to invest in commercial over residential rentals is the earning potential. At Calkain, we specialize in net lease. Net lease investments really allow investors to get “more bang for their buck.” It’s a hands-off investment where the landlord/investor owns the property but the tenant leasing the property pays for a majority if not all of the taxes, maintenance and costs of operating the business. This allows the investor to continue collecting a monthly rent check with out any hassle. Many of these net leases are backed by a corporate guarantee. This means that your investment in real estate is always going to pay off, even if the tenant is not performing. The corporate guarantee means that the corporate backing will pay you if things go south for the business. Retenancy can also seem daunting which is another reason to invest in net lease. Net lease investments usually have long term leases between 15 and 20 years. These leases also have increases to account for inflation as well as options that the tenant can choose to execute should their primary lease term expire. These are just a few reasons to invest in net lease and why it is a beneficial investment in real estate.

If you are looking for more information, please visit the links below:

Net Lease 101 | What is a NNN Lease | Net Lease Investments

Calkain Services for your Real Estate Investment


alkain advisors are focused on two things. First, single-tenant, net-leased (STNL) properties. And second, ensuring those properties match your specific goals and objectives.Our professionals know everything there is to know about STNL assets across all sectors – retail, medical, office and industrial. They are long-time experts in the field of NNN sales, listings and properties. They keep on top of trends, and work hard to build national networks and rewarding relationships.


Calkain advisors take time to understand your risk tolerance and investment strategies, with the end goal of finding and developing the best long-term allocation and plan for your needs. And, armed with your specific criteria, they can find the perfect income-producing property when you are ready to buy, and will pinpoint the right buyer when it comes to time execute an exit strategy. We work with you, the investor or seller, to help figure out the ideal plan whether buying or selling a net lease asset. Our experts are ready to answer your questions whether it be about our brokerage services, the net lease market, how to become an investor, sale-leasebacks, 1031 exchanges, or market research.

Asset Management

One of the most time-consuming areas of real estate investing is the necessary record keeping and other documentation that is required for business and tax purposes. Calkain proudly offers all of our clients exceptional asset management services. A short list of what we provide includes the following:

  • Administration of leases
  • Annual budgets
  • Common area maintenance reconciliation
  • Cash management
  • Customized investor reporting
  • Monitoring and compliance of loan covenants
  • Periodic site visits and inspections
  • Rent collection
  • Risk management
  • Twenty-four hours per day online access to all records and documentation
  • Valuations of properties
  • Vendor payments

Capital Markets

At Calkain, we have built a solid reputation of leveraging strong lender relationships that specialize in stabilized property debt placement. We also work with companies who provide high net worth capital sources, while at the same time identifying the right equity partners for the right investment opportunities.


Our years of experience and depth of knowledge in the net lease market gives us a major advantage and insight over other real estate investment firms. Calkain’s research division compiles reports on a regular basis. Reports include credit reports, cap rate reports, tenant profiles, sector reports, and market research.

Contact Calkain Today

If you would like to meet with one of our representatives and discuss real estate investing options Calkain can offer you, call our corporate headquarters today at (703) 787-4714.

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