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Can Starbucks Keep Opening New Stores?


Starbucks has seen large amounts of growth over the past few years. With numbers taken from Starbucks Annual Reports from 2012 through 2016, we have seen growth accelerating in the number of US locations while the worldwide growth remains strong. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of US locations grew by nearly 5%. With this amount of growth in such a competitive space, will Starbucks be able to sustain its expansions?…

Traci BidingerCan Starbucks Keep Opening New Stores?

What’s Driving The Success Of Net Lease Investments In DaVita And Fresenius?


In 1972, an extension of Medicare was passed to cover the cost associated with dialysis treatments for any US citizen who was suffering from End Stage Renal Disease. This provision along with the rise of Type II diabetes and hypertension as more common ailments has helped to set the stage for the rise of private specialty providers of dialysis treatment. The two largest in the US are DaVita and Fresenius.…

AmyWhat’s Driving The Success Of Net Lease Investments In DaVita And Fresenius?

How Will The Federal Reserve Impact Cap Rates?


On July 26th, the Federal Reserve System (the Fed) announced they will maintain the current target range for the federal funds rate, 1.00% – 1.25%. The Fed also reaffirmed their promise from their June meeting and will “begin implementing its balance sheet normalization program relatively soon.” There are many eyes on this balance sheet because of the far reaching effects of unwinding $4.5 trillion worth of securities.

The Fed has gotten to this enormous balance sheet by purchasing primarily Treasury and mortgage-related securities, which represent approximately $2.5 trillion and $1.8 trillion respectively. These purchases began in 2008 as …

AmyHow Will The Federal Reserve Impact Cap Rates?

The Net Lease Market In One Word


The first quarter of 2017 can be summed up with a single word: Stable.  According to our Calkain research team, the entire market only moved 11 bps. This lack of movement was driven by the Dollar Store and Pharmacy sectors.…

Traci BidingerThe Net Lease Market In One Word

Net Lease Thrives, In Contrast To Declining Malls


The 1950s saw the birth of the shopping mall across the nation, yet the era of destination retail stores, especially clothing stores, has been on a downward slide for some time. …

AmyNet Lease Thrives, In Contrast To Declining Malls

Lessons Learned From Previous Mergers


The recent announcement that Fred’s would purchase upwards of 600 locations from Walgreens/Rite Aid to help ensure approval of their merger, highlights an issue facing some owners of these properties. What happens if my property is slated to be closed?…

AmyLessons Learned From Previous Mergers

What To Expect In December


With the holiday season in full swing, the country will be waiting to see if the Fed will increase interest rates during their meeting on December 14th. Following Trump’s presidential election victory, we have seen a surge in S&P, Dow Jones, and Nasdaq.  The Dollar has also advanced and we’ve seen a rise in bond yields.  Meanwhile, cap rates have continued to compress this year, with some STNL properties trading at record low cap rates. Clearly, that trend can’t hold on for much longer, a tune we’ve all been singing for a while.

A major indicator for a rate hike …

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A Dollar-Store Comparison


Dollar stores were once looked upon as second-class citizens in the retail world. Well, that is far from the case nowadays.

Since the recession, consumers have been more discerning in their shopping choices, and looking for deals at various outlets instead of just going to a single store to do their purchasing.

Dollar stores are at the forefront of this consumer pattern now, in part due to enhancements in their merchandise mix, offering a wider array of food, health products and over-the-counter healthcare products at inexpensive prices.

We are going to examine the country’s two largest dollar chains, Dollar General, …

Traci BidingerA Dollar-Store Comparison