Tag: retail

Calkain Brokers Sale of Pottery Barn Warehouse in Fredericksburg, VA


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

Big Tech Looking for Retail Spaces


Opening brick and mortar locations could be the beginning of a larger trend being led by Amazon and Google.

Amanda WillisBig Tech Looking for Retail Spaces

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.…

Traci BidingerThe 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.…

Traci BidingerA 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

Investment Returns for Net Leases End Year on Flat Note

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But Fast Food and Pharmacies Remain Good Bets

Owning a building housing a fast food restaurant or a pharmacy got a little pricier last year. But all in all, average yields on “net lease” properties remained relatively flat in 2018.…

Amanda WillisInvestment Returns for Net Leases End Year on Flat Note

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?

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?

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

Rick Fernandez of Calkain Companies Sells $2.65M Children of America Daycare

Herndon, VA – Rick Fernandez, Senior Managing Director of Calkain Companies, a national net lease real estate brokerage firm, recently brokered the sale of a triple net lease Children of America daycare center in Bealeton, Virginia.…

Traci BidingerRick Fernandez of Calkain Companies Sells $2.65M Children of America Daycare