Grocery store openings increased 30% in 2018

Posted on | March 27, 2019 View Original Article   More than 17 million square feet of new grocery stores opened   New grocery store openings were up 30% in 2018, with more than 17 million square feet of space added in the United States, according to JLL’s Grocery Tracker 2019 report. More than … [Read more...]

Retail Sale-Leaseback Deals Are on the Rise

Posted on | March 20, 2019 View Article Here       These transactions are particularly popular for retailers looking to unlock capital tied up in real estate as an alternative to financing   Retail sale-leaseback deals are on the rise. Retailers are using the transaction structure to unlock … [Read more...]

The Net Lease Preference for Medtail

Posted on | March 19, 2019 View Original Article Here     NEW YORK CITY—Medical retail or “medtail” is the sector that interests Envoy Net Lease Partners. That’s one tip from Ralph Cram, the president of the real estate finance company that specializes in single-tenant net leased properties. He’s one of the … [Read more...]

New Opportunity Zone Tool Shows Some Tertiary Markets Have Investment Potential

Posted on | March 13, 2019 View Article Here     A new opportunity zone ranking highlights how some small markets present as much economic opportunity as coastal U.S. cities, but the question remains if the capital-sensitive commercial real estate industry will take a tertiary market plunge anytime … [Read more...]

Where is Search for Yield Taking Investors in 2019?

Posted on | March 6, 2019 Written by Dennis Kaiser View Article Here     The search for yield in a late-cycle environment is drawing more commercial real estate investors into secondary markets and alternative assets, according to Los Angeles-based CBRE’s 2019 Americas Investor Intentions Survey. The … [Read more...]

Late Cycle Real Estate Investing Has Done a 180

Posted on | March 6, 2019 View Article Here         The global economy is widely predicted to be approaching its first downturn since the Great Recession over the next two years, but the commercial real estate investment environment looks completely different than it did at the end of the … [Read more...]

Gap, JCPenney, Victoria’s Secret, Foot Locker Close 465 stores in 48 hours

Posted on | March 1, 2019 View Original Article     Gap to spin off Old Navy brand The 'retail apocalypse' is alive and well this week with major chains such as Gap, JCPenney, Victoria's Secret and Foot Locker all announcing massive closures, totaling the death of more than 465 stores over the last 48 … [Read more...]

Best Buy shares surge 16 percent on upbeat profit view, robust holiday quarter

Posted on | February 28, 2019 View Original Article Here     (Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc shares surged 16 percent on Wednesday after it gave an upbeat profit forecast for the year and reported better-than-expected holiday-quarter sales.   The company, which cited the frenzy for battle royale game … [Read more...]

4 Categories Where REITs Will Outperform This Year

Posted on | February 27, 2019 View Original Article Here     Industrial, manufactured housing and cold storage sectors poised to outperform expectations. MADISON, NJ—Even with political uncertainty in Europe, the potential for U.S. monetary policy missteps and threats of an escalation in the trade war, PGIM’s Rick … [Read more...]

Where Did Payless Go Wrong?

Posted by RetailWire | February 19, 2019 View Original Article Here     Payless ShoeSource on Saturday confirmed that it plans to close all 2,100 of its locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico in coming months after failing to find a buyer.   The company is expected to file for bankruptcy filing in the weeks … [Read more...]