U.S. Commercial Real Estate Market Draws Foreign Investors

Posted on July 19, 2018

Foreign investment in U.S. commercial real estate has risen steadily in recent years. For example between 2015 and 2017, Los Angeles received an influx of more than $8 billion primarily from investors in Asian countries followed by France, Germany and Switzerland. On the state level, Florida was the top destination […]

Investments from the Ground Up

Posted on July 15, 2018

Ground-up construction of commercial real estate may seem like an exciting investment, but investors must understand the significant investment of time and money that these projects require. For commercial real estate investors, combining ground-up development of land acquisitions with sale-leaseback deals often provide an opportunity to diversify their portfolio and […]

Restaurant Franchisees Can Build on the Success of Local Retail

Posted on July 11, 2018

As a general rule, restaurant franchisees and development agents (DAs) looking for new space are well served when they focus their searches on hard corners, busy intersections and outparcels of successful grocery-anchored shopping centers. Yet, the true measure of a real estate property’s potential comes from an analysis of the […]

Should Investors Shy Away from Big-Box Retail Properties?

Posted on July 05, 2018

The spate of big-box retail bankruptcies and store closures, including Toys ‘R’ Us, has left a gaping hole in the country’s commercial real estate market. While some of these properties located in desirable locations will check all the boxes for a good investment, most are too risky for the average […]

Orion at ICSC RECon 2018

Posted on June 27, 2018

Change and the need to adapt to an evolving retail real estate landscape dominated conversations at the International Council of Shopping Center’s (ICSC) recent RECon Conference in Las Vegas. While some attendees continued to cling to the notion that we are in the midst of a retail apocalypse, most looked […]

Is Ground-up Development a Viable Option for Retail and Restaurant Franchisees?

Posted on June 19, 2018

While some franchisees consider it practical to build restaurants and retail stores from the ground up, they must recognize the significant investment of time and dollars that new construction requires. Under most circumstances, franchisees can yield better results when they spend these resources either up-front on marketing their new businesses […]

Orion Real Estate Group Adds Value to Orlando Property

Posted on June 14, 2018

Orion Real Estate Group has completed the redevelopment of a seven-acre property in Orlando’s Belle Isle community that it purchased in 2016 for $2.3 million. After demolishing a shuttered Winn-Dixie grocery store on the property, Orion parceled out the land into three separate lots and leveraged its relationships with a […]

Consumers, Shopping Centers Embrace Fitness and Well-Being

Posted on June 06, 2018

Consumers’ focus on fitness has given rise to an unexpected yet flourishing new retail tenant: health clubs and gyms. Between the closings of some big-box retail stores and consumer demand for live-work-play developments, brands such as Crunch Fitness, SoulCycle, Orangetheory and many smaller boutique fitness studios are breathing new life […]

Orion Grows Restaurant Portfolio in Florida

Posted on May 30, 2018

Orion Real Estate Group completed the purchase of nine Bob Evans restaurants from BER Real Estate Investments I for approximately $15 million. The properties, which have an average size of 5,302 square feet each, are located throughout the state of Florida. According to Joe Sanz, CEO of Orion Real Estate […]

Single-Tenant Net-Lease Properties in Demand

Posted on May 23, 2018

According to a survey conducted by National Real Estate Investor (NREI), single-tenant net-lease properties, marked by “stable tenants with long-term leases,” continues to be an attractive investment for commercial real estate investors. More than 60 percent of survey respondents expect cap rates to increase in 2018, following a historic low […]

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