Tag: retail

The War Between Amazon and the Dollar Store Sector


How does the online giant expect to break into one of the busiest sectors for buyers?

As we continue to grow into a digital age, we see more and more retailers developing their online presence to have a wider reach with consumers around the world. This is how Amazon become the shopping behemoth we know today. As a result, different brick-and-mortar stores struggle to create a business plan that addresses Amazon’s competition and eventually fall to the wayside. One sector, however, has not seemed to be taken aback from this competition—the Dollar Store sector.…

Amanda WillisThe War Between Amazon and the Dollar Store Sector

Net Lease Investors Hungry for Casual Dining

Commercial Property Executive

Necessity-based retail is more e-commerce resistant, and there is a positive outlook for chain restaurants and gyms.

As the business cycle continues to defy expectations and induce concerns, net lease real estate, also known as “the bond wrapped in real estate,” is highly desirable for many investors.…

Amanda WillisNet Lease Investors Hungry for Casual Dining

Grocery Delivery in the Digital Age


How will competing grocery chains utilize delivery options to maximize profitability?

In 2019, the simple act of going to the grocery store has evolved from the experience that it was just a few years ago. In this digital age, we see companies starting to incorporate more technology into how the stores are run, while creating a unique experience for the customer.…

Amanda WillisGrocery Delivery in the Digital Age

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