The Rise of the Outparcel

Posted on July 17, 2019

Online shopping, mobile ordering and grocery-delivery platforms have created a demand for restaurants, retailers, grocers and other shopping-center tenants to add drive-up windows, drive-through lanes and dedicated pick-up parking spots. However, these conveniences require a broad range of operational changes, additional expenses and a narrow focus on specific types of […]

Are Gyms and Health Clinics the New Anchor Tenants?

Posted on July 09, 2019

Consumer interest in wellness is fueling a new crop of shopping center clusters centered around gyms and health clinics. In both urban and suburban areas across the U.S., health and wellness focused-retailers and restaurant chains are looking to open locations within walking distance of fitness centers that are increasingly becoming […]

Fast-Casual Gets Faster, More Convenient

Posted on July 01, 2019

The boundaries that traditionally separate fast-casual eateries from quick-serve restaurants are blurring as a growing number of the nation’s most popular dine-in brands are adding drive-through service to boost sales. This trend provides fast-casual chains, such as Chipotle and Panera, with a new opportunity to meet the modern consumers’ shifting […]

What is Net Operating Income?

Posted on June 19, 2019

For the most part, the decision to invest in commercial real estate is based on a property’s ability to generate a steady stream of income for investors. The annual income from tenant rent minus the expenses incurred to operate a property and before the deduction of payments of taxes and […]

The Future of Retail and Restaurants is Destination Focused

Posted on June 10, 2019

The old adage that location is everything in real estate has never been truer than it is today, as consumers tend to spend more of their time shopping and dining at locations that provide them with an experience. Similarly, savvy retailers and restauranteurs recognize that they are not merely leasing […]

The Good News in Big-Box Retail Closings

Posted on June 05, 2019

It may come as a surprise to the average investors that the past two years of bankruptcy filings by long-standing retailers, such as Sears, Kmart and Toys R Us, may actually prove to be a big win for the owners of the properties where those retailers once operated. For the […]

Investing in Real Estate when Your Time is Scarce

Posted on May 30, 2019

The potential income and rate of return generated by real estate investment has been a catalyst for a broad range of investors to jump into the market with both feet. However, not all investment properties are created equal, and some require investors to commit a considerable amount of their personal […]

2019 Outlook for Net-Lease Properties

Posted on May 21, 2019

According to the results of a recent study conducted by National Real Estate Investor (NREI), the net-lease sector is on track for a favorable 2019. Interest rates have stabilized, cap rates remain unchanged and liquidity remains strong, helping to fuel robust transaction volume even in the retail sector where investors […]

How Can a Slowing Economy Affect Commercial Real Estate Investment?

Posted on May 15, 2019

As the longest global expansion in history continues past 10 years, it is not unreasonable to consider or speculate when the next pullback will occur. On the one hand, signs of an economic slowdown have caused the Fed to hold off on interest rate hikes in 2019, which could further […]

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