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Net Lease Thrives, In Contrast To Declining Malls


The 1950s saw the birth of the shopping mall across the nation, yet the era of destination retail stores, especially clothing stores, has been on a downward slide for some time. This trend away from the malls began with the introduction of the internet, bringing convenience and in many cases, lower prices to the consumer. A big wave of store closings that began in 2016 is expected to continue in 2017. However, the common thread is these stores are mostly inline or in shopping malls. What’s interesting is that only a small percent of these stores affect free standing single-tenant …

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Net Lease Report – Automotive Sector

As the economy has recovered from the 2009 recession, the service industry has expanded rapidly. The automotive sector has been steadily growing over the years with the expectation of more growth in the future, particularly for the auto parts industry. This is attributed to consumers maintaining vehicles longer, creating opportunities for dual-store retailers catering to “Do It Yourself” (DIY) consumers and “Do It For Me” (DIFM) service providers such as AutoZone, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Advance Auto Parts.…

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What Will Rite Aid Divestitures Mean for Net Lease Investors?


When a retailer announces that it will sell off about 1,200 stores in order to take its business to the next level, these days the assumption is that the company is struggling to stay afloat and needs to quickly shed excess weight and curb costs.

In Walgreens Boots Alliance’s case, however, the sale of more than 1,000 Rite Aid locations will help the former meet regulatory approvals before completing its planned $7.4 billion merger and expanding its footprint across the United States.

The deal was announced in October 2015, and was recently amended to reflect Walgreens’ plan to sell off …

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Calkain Sells Fifth PDQ Restaurant Property

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Calkain Companies, America’s Net Lease Company, has sold another PDQ restaurant property bringing to five the number of PDQ’s the firm has sold on behalf of the parent corporation and its related entities. The property, outside Jacksonville, Florida, traded for $3,000,000.00.

PDQ is becoming a better known national chicken concept as they now have nearly 60 units operating in eight states,” said Patrick Nutt, Managing Partner at Calkain.

“Investors seem to have an affinity for the quality real estate and high traffic generated at a PDQ location, and with the growing brand comes improving creditworthiness, all …

Emily CusmanoCalkain Sells Fifth PDQ Restaurant Property

Calkain Expands its Net Lease Brokerage Team

Ryan Lorey and Natalia Nunno Join Calkain’s Herndon Team

Herndon, VA – January 31, 2017 – Calkain this month announces the addition of two new brokers, expanding its Net Lease brokerage team. Based out of Calkain’s headquarters, Ryan Lorey, CCIM, and Natalia Nunno round out the Herndon team, complementing our existing team of experts with additional skills and expertise.

“Calkain has been a pioneer in the net lease industry and with growing interest in net lease investments, my background in commercial real estate seemed to align well with their expertise and culture,” stated Ryan Lorey, Director at Calkain. Having worked …

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Investor Demand Remains Strong Despite Rising Cap Rates

Herndon, VA – 2016 ended with the Federal Reserve increasing the interest rate by 0.25%, signifying confidence in an improving US economy.  As illustrated in Calkain’s newly released Q4 Cap Rate Report, cap rates in the single tenant net lease (STNL) market are also on the rise, ticking up 18 bps from Q3.  Cap rates will continue to trend upward along with the interest rates, yet still are only at the level they were at this time last year.

While we are witnessing some change, albeit small, is the spread between the US Ten Year Treasury Rate and the …

Emily CusmanoInvestor Demand Remains Strong Despite Rising Cap Rates

Lessons Learned From Previous Mergers


The recent announcement that Fred’s would purchase upwards of 600 locations from Walgreens/Rite Aid to help ensure approval of their merger, highlights an issue facing some owners of these properties. What happens if my property is slated to be closed?

Despite the 600 locations that Fred’s is going to take over, there will still likely be many other Walgreens and Rite Aid locations that will be in close proximity to each other, that one or the other will be shuttered. Landlords of these properties will of course, still be paid their contractual rents; however, the value of the property will …

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Dollar General Continues to Draw Net Lease Investors’ Attention

Herndon, VA – Calkain’s Executive Managing Director, Andrew Fallon, completed the sale of 6 Dollar General stores to close out 2016. The stores were located in various locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Massachusetts and Virginia. All properties were similar in size, approximately 9,000 square feet and are 100% leased to Dollar General Corporation. The stores sold at an average cap rate of 6.57%, right in line with the 6.60% average cap rate for Dollar Generals sold in 2016 according to Calkain research. Calkain represented different sellers and buyers on the transactions.

Dollar General properties continue to be attractive net lease

Emily CusmanoDollar General Continues to Draw Net Lease Investors’ Attention

Rick Fernandez of Calkain Companies Sells $2.3M Franchise Dairy Queen for 6.00% Cap Rate

Herndon, VA – Rick Fernandez, Senior Managing Director of Calkain Companies, a national net lease real estate brokerage firm, recently brokered the sale of a NNN Dairy Queen in Franklin, Virginia.

Our marketing approach continues to yield industry leading cap rates,” said Fernandez.

“Calkain’s national reputation as the leading provider of net lease investments draws investors from around the globe and we were able to secure multiple offers providing our client with the most favorable closing options,” Fernandez continued.

Fernandez represented the seller in the sale of the property, providing marketing and transaction support to guide the deal from negotiating …

Emily CusmanoRick Fernandez of Calkain Companies Sells $2.3M Franchise Dairy Queen for 6.00% Cap Rate