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Sears Closings Create Potential Opportunity

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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

The Continued Strength of the Retail Pharmacy Sector

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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

How Have Apps Changed Retail?

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Net lease investors should care if a potential tenant has put in the time and effort to develop an app.

Has the rise of smartphones changed how people shop? Yes, consumers have done more and more shopping via smartphone. Today, we see more and more companies creating apps to reach their smartphone carrying customers, and more and more people using these apps.…

Amanda WillisHow Have Apps Changed Retail?

Diagnosing the Net-Lease Medical Sector

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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

Smaller Formats, Huge Investment Potential

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We are entering “the incredible shrinking store format” period. Thanks to the increasing popularity of e-commerce and changing tastes of shoppers, retailers are shuttering low-performing outlets and reducing real estate footprints.

Target is expanding in densely populated areas with smaller-format stores, typically 12,000 – 40,000 square feet. These smaller-format stores are a far cry from the retail company’s suburban, full-size, 130,000 square-foot, centers.  Target is not alone in the size reduction, Walmart, Kohl’s, and Nordstrom are also experimenting with smaller

Amanda WillisSmaller Formats, Huge Investment Potential

Finmarc Sells Off Pieces Of the First Potomac Portfolio

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CHANTILLY, VA–Two years ago Finmarc Management closed on First Potomac Realty Trust’s 950,000-square foot Northern Virginia portfolio for $96 million. It has been selectively selling off assets since then, including most recently two holdings for $7.2 million.

Two flex/office/warehouse buildings comprising 56,076 square feet within the Enterprise Center here traded to 10th Street, LLC. Caulley Deringer and Andrew Hassett of Transwestern represented the seller and Andrew Fallon of Calkain Companies represented the buyer in this transaction.

Over the past two years, Finmarc has increased the leased …

Amanda WillisFinmarc Sells Off Pieces Of the First Potomac Portfolio

Investors Continue to Chase Net Lease Cap Rates

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The two sectors at either end of the cap-rate change spectrum in Q3 were dollar stores, up 45.1 bps, and pharmacies, which posted a -29.3 shift.

Cap rates’ upward trend continued in the third quarter with an 8-point basis gain, according to to Calkain Research’s Q3 Cap Rate report. Furthermore the trend shows no sign of abating, Calkain goes on to say.

The two sectors at either end of the cap-rate change spectrum this quarter are dollar stores, up 45.1 bps, and pharmacies, which posted a -29.3 shift.…

Amanda WillisInvestors Continue to Chase Net Lease Cap Rates

What is Really Happening with Bank-CRE Lending?

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There is nothing ambiguous about CBRE’s recently released report, “Commercial Real Estate Lending Market Remains Robust.” According to CBRE’s Lending Momentum Index, an index that tracks the pace of U.S. commercial loan closings, Q2 2018 numbers have kept pace with those reported in the first quarter. CBRE also indicated that banks accounted for almost half of the non-agency lending volume that closed during the second quarter.

Amid all the good news, the report also said that, “compared to a year ago, June …

Amanda WillisWhat is Really Happening with Bank-CRE Lending?

As QSR Cap Rates Continue to Decline, What’s Behind the Premium for this Sector?

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This premium to the STNL average is driven by their leases, locations, and insulation from ecommerce. The typical QSR lease is long (15 to 20 years), with no landlord responsibilities, and rental increases during the base term. QSRs usually operate in buildings with strong real estate fundamentals, good visibility from roads with high traffic counts. These factors not only help the tenant, but make the property attractive to investors.…

Amanda WillisAs QSR Cap Rates Continue to Decline, What’s Behind the Premium for this Sector?

A Sector-by-Sector Look At Net Lease Cap Rates

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For the first half of this year, the average cap rate rose in nine out of the 11 net lease subsectors compared to the same period last year, according to the Calkain Cos.’ Semi-Annual Net Lease Report.…

Amanda WillisA Sector-by-Sector Look At Net Lease Cap Rates