This Net Lease Segment Is Recession-Resistant(3/20/2020)-This type of single-tenant property may be just the answer for investors who are nervous about recent economic events, says Avison Young’s Jonathan Hipp. Along with (literally) the rest of the world, we’re watching the daily news of the spread of the coronavirus, now upgraded by the World Health Organization to pandemic status. We hold
Net Lease Opportunities in Difficult Times(3/10/2020)-A creditworthy tenant with a certain degree of correction-resistance in its marketing strategy is a fairly sure bet to hedge against the vagaries of the greater market. The coronavirus news gets scarier every day as the spread of the disease worsens. Investors have taken notice, and the stock market reflects it. But those of us
The Real Reason So Many Stores Are Closing(2/13/2020)-If people are shopping differently today, and they are, it is not to the exclusion of brick-and-mortar venues, but rather to those brands that have not been able to think in an omnichannel strategy of bricks-and-clicks working together. Excuse me while I step outside of my normal role in this space of focusing solely on
Interest Rate Cuts Bolster Net-Lease Investment(1/24/2020)-The Federal Reserve’s decision to reverse its monetary policy and lower short-term interest rates has fueled demand for single-tenant, net-leased retail assets with regard to both deal volume and the entrance of new buyers into the space, although cap rate movement has been slow to reflect this growth. The nation’s central bank has implemented three
The Healthy Net Lease Asset Class(12/17/2019)-Thanks to increased demand for healthcare services, the medical net lease sector will continue to offer steady cash flow and safe returns for investors. The medical sector is one of the quieter, more under the radar property types within the net lease world. Though not as abundant as dollar stores or ubiquitous as fast food;
Net Lease Investors Remain Confident in Q3(12/5/2019)-Despite the specter of trade wars and a global economic slowdown, net lease investors bought in Q3 2019, showing confidence in the sector and economy. However, the US economy bears watching, especially in light of another Federal Reserve interest rate cut. Three months later, the story is different. During the third quarter, cap rates ramped
Family Offices Stock Up on Single-Tenant Properties(11/13/2019)-Single-tenant net lease properties are attracting capital, with a growing number of investors diversifying their portfolios from what we might call their “standard” product types, says Jonathan W. Hipp.
The War Between Amazon and the Dollar Store Sector(11/6/2019)-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
Auto Versus Bank: Two Net Lease Types, Different Sides of the Coin(10/30/2019)-Net-lease properties encompass a single investment category. However, differences between banking centers and automotive repair centers/auto supply retailers mean investors must understand industries and trends before putting their money into properties.