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The Unequality of Net Leased Properties


Net lease properties are commercial real estate assets in which the tenant pays rent, as well as a portion, if not all of the taxes, along with insurance fees and maintenance costs involved with a property. This is the overall, accepted “umbrella” definition.…

Carolyn SchmidThe Unequality of Net Leased Properties

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

What Can Opportunity Zones Offer NNN Investors?

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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

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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

How Have Apps Changed Retail?


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?

Calkain Urban Advisors Bring Trophy $17.5M Washington, DC Neighborhood CVS to Market

3323 and 3325-3329 Connecticut Ave, NW are offered for sale fully leased and guaranteed by CVS

Herndon, VA – Calkain’s Jonathan Hipp, President and CEO, and Rick Fernandez, Senior Managing Director, will be bringing to market 3323 and 3325-3329 Connecticut Avenue, NW providing an exceptional opportunity to acquire 8,754 square feet of rock solid, street level, trophy Washington, DC real estate along the core retail block of the highly affluent Cleveland Park neighborhood.…

Traci BidingerCalkain Urban Advisors Bring Trophy $17.5M Washington, DC Neighborhood CVS to Market

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

Smaller Formats, Huge Investment Potential


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