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Collaboration is Key for 1031 Buyers to Avoid Missteps, Tax Obligations for Single-Tenant Net-Leased Retail Assets

Single-tenant, net-leased properties (STNL) are among the most sought-after investments in the market, and over 40 percent of all STNL properties acquired are purchased by investors in a 1031 exchange. Finding the right properties can be challenging and competitive, and factoring in…  Continue Reading…

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Tight Land Supply in Miami, Other Coastal Cities Drives Demand for Older, Less Central Property

Shortage of Lots Is Forcing Retailers to Redevelop or Settle for Secondary Sites. Finding an acre or two of dirt to develop in greater Miami is a dilemma for some of the nation’s biggest names in retail, including Wawa, Walgreens and 7-11…  Continue Reading…

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Quick Service Restaurants Lead the Way in Adapting to, Embracing New Technology

The American public is choos­ing more than ever to eat out, giv­ing a longer and longer runway for quick-service restaurants (QSRs) to…  Continue Reading…

Hospitality Properties Trust’s Acquisition of the Spirit MTA Portfolio Underscores the Appeal of the Net Lease Sector

As interest rates are projected to stay flat or even go lower, net lease assets look like a particularly attractive bet. Continue Reading…

Rolling in Dough, Fast-Growing Pizza Chain Chases Bigger Slice of Growing Specialty

Mod Pizza Gets Private Equity Backing, Targets 1,000 Stores.  Continue Reading…

Tech+ Mortar with Tyler Carlson – Podcast

What is going to happen with all the big-box real estate?  Is the industry ignoring the facts and looking through rose-colored glasses?  Continue Reading…

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Nation’s Largest Outlet Mall Gets Major Facelift, Reflecting New Front in US Retail Battle

Renovations at Simon’s Sawgrass Mills in Florida Are Designed to Combat Online Shopping.  Continue Reading…

Seattle, San Francisco, and Raleigh top M&M’s National Retail Index

Metro areas located near the seacoast and those with active tech industries found themselves in the upper echelon of Marcus & Millichap’s 2019 National Retail Index.  Continue Reading…

Relocation Strategy Boosts Sales at Outback Steakhouse, CEO Says

A piece of South Florida dirt sold for $3 million last week. Though not a monster real estate deal, it is a big deal for Tampa, Florida-based Bloomin’ Brands’ strategy for increasing traffic to Outback Steakhouses.  Continue Reading…

Aaron’s Chalks Up Record Revenue Even With Closing Stores

Aaron’s Inc., the Atlanta-based rent-to-own retailer, reported record revenue in the first quarter, topping $1 billion for the first time. The company said it had higher same-store revenue and growth in its subsidiary Progressive Leasing… Continue Reading…

Long Island investor buys Georgia retail property

A Rockville Centre-based real estate investment firm has purchased a retail building in Loganville, Ga. for $3.15 million.  Continue Reading…

An episode of Money Matters Top Tips with Adam Torres – Podcast

Barry Wolfe Senior Managing Director Investments at Marcus & Millichap. Continue Reading…

Office Depot Coworking Hubs Open in Illinois, Texas, Engaging Rivals

Office Depot’s new coworking hubs are opening at retail stores in Illinois and Texas as the retailer extends its national reach in the increasingly crowded market of shared office space, raising the question of how many instant offices are needed in America. Continue Reading…

Office Depot Expands Sale of Work Space Along With Staplers, Paper Clips to Edge Out Rivals

Office Depot is going national with its concept of selling work space in addition to paper clips and printer toner, trying to edge out rival Staples as coworking gains more new providers. Continue Reading…

RaceTrac Takes a First Step Toward Franchising its Gas-and-Convenience Stores

RaceTrac, a chain of gas-and-convenience stores in the South, has taken a first step toward franchising locations. The Atlanta-based company, which opened its 500th location in December, has put three operations in central Florida up for sale to would-be franchisees. … Continue Reading…

Investors Swerved Away from Deals for Auto Parts Stores Last Year

The biggest U.S. auto parts chains continue to see revenues in the green but many investors touched the brakes last year in buying the real estate those retailers occupy. … Continue Reading…

BB&T-SunTrust Deal Could Send Landlords Scrambling for New Tenants

When BB&T completes its acquisition of SunTrust, the two regional banking giants won’t just be combining deposits. In time, they could be depositing empty bank branches onto the real estate market as they shut redundant locations. … Continue Reading…

5Qs for Barry Wolfe on sale-leasebacks

Barry Wolfe is an attorney who used his legal knowledge of real estate transactions to do much the same thing for owner-operators the likes of Panera Bread. His Wolfe Retail Group is now part of Marcus & Millichap, and he has the founders’ …  Continue Reading…

Wawa to create nearly 500 jobs in Orlando area

Those looking for their Wawa hoagie fix will be happy to know the company is expanding its workforce in Central Florida.  The Wawa, Pa.-based gas and convenience store chain will hire up to 1,000 full- and part-time workers… Continue Reading…

Western Palm Beach County a Hit with Retail Investors

Retail investors have again targeted a well-traveled corridor in an affluent section of western Palm Beach County, Florida. Village Shoppes on 441 in Royal Palm Beach sold to an investor at a foreclosure auction for $20.6 million, or about $72 per square foot.  Continue Reading…

Bed Companies Dream of Filling Mattress Firm’s Empty Stores

Mattress companies want shoppers to take bed-maker Mattress Firm’s shrinking national footprint laying down, preferably in the showrooms these businesses want to open in former Mattress Firm locations.  Continue Reading…

Amazon’s Grocery Delivery, Pick-Up Expanding to More Markets

Amazon has expanded its grocery delivery and pickup through Whole Foods Market and now reaches 63 markets nationwide, though one analyst isn’t convinced the services will revolutionize the industry and change its real estate leasing patterns.  Continue Reading…

A 13,824-SF Net-Leased Property Trades For $7.3 Million in Naples

Marcus & Millichap announced the sale of CVS, a 13,824-square foot net-leased property located in Naples, Fla., according to Ryan Nee, vice president / regional manager of the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. The asset sold for $7,300,000. Continue Reading…

Scrapped Rite Aid-Albertsons Merger, Mattress Firm’s Financial Struggles Could Lead to Thousands of Vacancies

Thousands of retail properties could become prime targets for redevelopment if Rite Aid and Mattress Firm close stores. Some analysts raised questions about Rite-Aid’s future this week after the drug store and grocer Albertsons scrapped their proposed merger.  Continue Reading…

Amazon and Whole Foods Bring Delivery Service to South Florida, New York Markets

Amazon and Whole Foods Market announced Tuesday the start of home delivery service for natural and organic products through Prime Now, launching the service in South Florida and parts of New York. Continue Reading…

Publix: Where Real Estate Investing is a Pleasure

Publix Super Markets isn’t just one of the nation’s top grocery chains, it’s also becoming a major real estate investor, buying up its own stores and self-anchored shopping centers when they hit the market.  Continue Reading…

After Becoming World’s Largest Restaurant Chain, Subway’s Sales Struggles Lead to U.S. Store Closures

Chain Planning to Close Hundreds of U.S. Locations, While
Continuing to Expand Internationally. Continue Reading…

Publix’s Impact on the Real Estate Market

One of the nation’s top grocery store chains isn’t just a super market anymore, it is becoming a major player in the real estate investment market. Publix Super Markets is not only building retail locations, but it is purchasing its own stores and self-anchoring its own shopping centers.  Continue Reading…

Net Lease Research 2018, Part 3: Dollar Stores Remain Strong, Convenience Stores Struggling

Dollar stores—buoyed by budget-conscious consumers and largely insulated from the rise of e-commerce—have become a popular bet for some net lease investors. Continue Reading…

‘Grow Your Restaurant’ Podcast: Barry Wolfe of Marcus & Millichap

In this episode, Barry Wolfe, senior managing director, investments of Marcus & Millichap’s Wolfe Retail Group, joins us to discuss site selection, real estate trends in the restaurant industry, and more. Continue Reading…

Marcus & Millichap Arranges the Sale of a 34,100-Square-Foot Retail Property for $11.8 Million

Marcus & Millichap announced the sale of Shoppes of South Dale, a 34,100-square-foot retail property, according to Ari Ravi, regional manager of the firm’s Tampa office. The asset sold for $11,800,000. Continue Reading…

Net Lease REITs Continue to Favor Dollar Stores

They aren’t sexy, but they are stable. Dollar stores—buoyed by budget-cutting consumers and largely insulated from the rise of e-commerce—are small, but mighty workhorses for some REITs. Continue Reading…

Stiles planning downtown Fort Lauderdale redevelopment

The Stiles real estate firm is moving forward with plans to redevelop a stretch of downtown Fort Lauderdale with residential units, retail and a 25-story office tower. Continue Reading…

Marcus & Millichap Closes the Sale of Six Aaron’s Stores for $10 Million

Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, announced the sale of a portfolio of six Aaron’s stores that incudes two properties in Colorado, two in Wyoming, and one each in Oregon and Utah. The sales price is $10,043,140.   Continue Reading…

Hurricane wooden roller coaster to be torn down March 16

The old Hurricane roller coaster in Dania Beach will soon make its final plunge.  The 100-foot-tall wooden ride visible from Interstate 95 will be taken down starting at 10 a.m. March 16, making way for a 1 million-square-foot shopping center called Dania Pointe.   Continue Reading…

Marcus & Millichap sells National Tire & Battery store in Dayton

Marcus & Millichap closed the sale of National Tire & Battery, a 5,870-square-foot net-leased property in Dayton, Ohio.   Continue Reading…

California family trust buys Myakka Dollar General

The freestanding building, which was completed earlier this year, has been leased to Dollar General Corp. for an initial 15 years. The triple net lease leaves the landlord with no maintenance responsibilities; the tenant is responsible for the property taxes, insurance, maintenance and repairs.  Continue Reading…

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