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Expect a Brand New Retail Experience Post-COVID-19


Change, rather than tolling the death knell for the sector, is exactly what will keep retail alive and vibrant.

It seems that the retail sector can’t catch a break. It was just a few years ago that people—otherwise in the know—were predicting the fall of brick-and-mortar at the hands (or should I say fingers?) of internet shopping.…

Amanda WillisExpect a Brand New Retail Experience Post-COVID-19

Macy’s Starts Reopening Amid Department Store Woes

Commercial Property Executive

The chain is welcoming shoppers to 68 locations this week. How will the department store format fare amid the pandemic’s challenges?

Macy’s Inc. will kick off a phased reopening today, welcoming shoppers into 68 stores in states that have begun to ease retail restrictions. The department store chain plans to reopen stores with reduced hours in Georgia, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, which are allowing select businesses to restart after the coronavirus outbreak prompted sweeping closures across the U.S.…

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In the New Normal, Investors Must Fly to Safety

Commercial Property Executive

Single-tenant properties offer newly conservative investors a long-term, secure investment opportunity, says Avison Young’s Jonathan Hipp.

This might be an understatement, but 2020 is shaping up to be a very interesting year. We’ve only just begun the second quarter, and most of us are already worn out. And we haven’t even gotten into the thick of the presidential campaign season. Fun times, indeed!

In the midst of all this chaos, it’s important for all of us to get back to basics. For investors in commercial real estate, that means opportunities that provide long-term stability and the potential for growth. From …

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Net Lease Opportunities in Difficult Times


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 who have been in the business long enough, know that the long-game is the thing.

Amanda WillisNet Lease Opportunities in Difficult Times

Interest Rate Cuts Bolster Net-Lease Investment

RE Business Online

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 25-basis-point cuts this year, creating a lower cost of capital for prospective buyers in the net-lease market and generating positive impacts on the cash flows of owners marketing their properties for sale. Consequently, both sides are showing a willingness to both bid on and

Amanda WillisInterest Rate Cuts Bolster Net-Lease Investment

The Healthy Net Lease Asset Class


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; medical net lease properties offer investors steady cash flows, low-to-no management burden, and cap rates which beat out other similarly sized deals. Furthermore, an aging demographic shift will help ensure this asset type remains a viable investment well into the future.

Dissecting the Sector

For …

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Net Lease Investors Remain Confident in Q3


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 up by 16 bps, from 6.41% to 6.57%.

An increase in cap rates can mean more buyers are in the market, eager to take advantage of lower price points. This is supported by our transactional data, which posted 544 completed deals. Even in the face …

Amanda WillisNet Lease Investors Remain Confident in Q3

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.…

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Net Lease Investors Take a Hard Look at CRE Fundamentals


Calkain’s Q2 Net Lease Overview shows investors taking a hard look at real estate fundamentals, even as property sales continue their increase from the first quarter of 2019.

In analyzing report metrics in our Q2 2019 Net Lease Overview, we noted a focus on fundamentals, a bump in sales activities, and third, a three-sector impact. Let’s explain the third point first.

Q2 numbers were influenced mainly by the automotive, big box, and dollar store sectors; all three types experienced a jump in sales, though their cap rates differed.…

Amanda WillisNet Lease Investors Take a Hard Look at CRE Fundamentals