Wolfe Pack Retail Sales Update | August 2019
September 24, 2019

August retail sales grew 4.6% year-over-year (unadjusted), and up by 0.4% month-over-month, excluding automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. As of August, the three-month moving average…

Sale-Leasebacks Explained
September 15, 2019

If you’re a commercial property owner and are looking to expand your business, a sale-leaseback may be an option for you. A sale-leaseback is when a property owner, who is also an operator, sells their property but continues to operate it by leasing back the property from the new owner.
A sale-leaseback arrangement is useful when…

1031 Exchanges Explained
September 1, 2019

A 1031 Exchange allows you to defer the taxes from a commercial property sale by reinvesting the proceeds from the sale in “like-kind” property, within the specified time frames, potentially saving you tens of thousands of dollars.

There are two critical deadlines that must be met…

What Is A Single-Tenant Net-Leased Property?
August 15, 2019

What Is A Single-Tenant Net-Leased Property? A STNL Q&A CHEAT SHEET Q: What is a single-tenant property? A single-tenant property is a freestanding retail, office, medical, or industrial building that is leased and occupied by one tenant, user, or company…

The Time/Money/Risk Benefits of Triple Net Leases
November 2, 2018

Investors will often hear that there are many benefits to triple net leases but for those who may be exchanging from multi-family, land, or manufactured home parks—or new investors that may have inherited property—the benefits of the triple-net, may not be clear…

4 Paws Up for Dunkin’ Donuts!
August 2, 2018

It’s 4 Paws Up for Dunkin’ Donuts! Dunkin’ Donuts has been on fire lately stepping up to the challenge and firing on all cylinders. They’ve taken their, “BLUEPRINT FOR GROWTH” 2018-2020 initiative to heart and been mega-strengthening their in-store menu as well as their to-go offerings while staying fresh with topical items. But the fresh…

Macy’s Gets 2.5 Paws Up!
July 19, 2018

It’s 2.5 Paws Up for Macy’s! While Macy’s has gotten a bad rap in the last couple of years, we think they’re on their way to making a comeback. Ignoring the recent data breach, Macy’s has been making an effort to reposition itself and play on at least some of its assets. For example: They’ve…

Walmart Vs. Amazon – The Battle of The Retail Giants
June 22, 2018

Walmart Vs. Amazon – The Battle of The Retail Giants What’s their next move? Post by Barry Wolfe Did you see this one coming? Sam’s Club is building a small-format concept that will be “centered on convenience and…

Panera Bread Four Paws Up
June 14, 2018

We’re giving Panera Bread Four Paws Up for their commitment to continuous innovation and evolution while staying true to who they are as a brand. As an example of their willingness to innovate, Panera recently grew their omni-channeling capabilities by expanding its delivery program to ~13,000 drivers and…

Amazon’s Next Brick-and-Mortar Move
January 5, 2018

We can all agree that Amazon has been a trigger in the evolution of the retail landscape. This infographic offers a quick look at Amazon’s acquisitions. We think Amazon’s purchase of brick-and-mortar Whole Foods will not be its only foray into physical stores. It was a strategic move that gives…