Retailers

Sandy Sigal Prop Tech quote

The popularity of property technology (prop tech) has expanded rapidly as retail owners and operators look for chances to streamline and improve their properties via data collection. However, says Sandy Sigal, president and CEO of NewMark Merrill, the hardest part of making prop tech useful isn’t collecting data. “The hard part about implementing prop tech successfully is making sure that the data is understandable, actionable and can be used by a wide array of people. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with data, and it can be very hard to draw …

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Necessity Retail open-air and single-tenant service properties

The Necessity Retail REIT, Inc. has closed on the acquisition of 77 open-air shopping centers and two single-tenant service retail properties as part of a previously announced 81-property, $1.3 billion portfolio acquisition. A strategic rebranding in February from American Finance Trust reflects a continuing focus on the shopping habits of today’s consumer, says Michael Weil, CEO of The Necessity Retail REIT, Inc. “Where America Shops.” And where America shops, according to Weil, is in the suburbs. “Whether they’re on their way home from work or taking the kids to school, …

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Shaun Riley tenant retail investment quote

Multifamily and industrial may be the hottest product types for investors in today’s current market, but Jeff Conover and Shaun Riley, managing principals at Irvine, Calif.-based Faris Lee Investments, believe retail presents the optimum opportunity for achieving strong cash-on-cash yields for investors. “It comes down to one thing,” explains Conover. “Higher yield.” Triple-net leases also mean expenses get passed down to the tenant. Speaking of tenants, Riley notes that tenant rosters are stronger than ever nowadays. The pandemic culled the herd a bit, so to speak, but the tenants who …

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Don MacLellan Retail 2022 Outlook

A new influx of money taking aim at the retail sector made 2021 a strong year for investment sales in the category. Factors like continued inflow of capital, attractive yields, reduced fears about the disappearance of the 1031 exchange and the opportunities for deals indicate that 2022 will likely follow in 2021’s footsteps as a high-performing year. Don MacLellan, managing principal at Faris Lee, explains that since the beginning of the third quarter of last year, the company has seen a significant inflow of capital interested in retail investment properties, …

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Sandy Sigal NewMark Merrill Proptech

“Retail has one very serious advantage as an asset class — it provides a lot of data. However, very few people actually look at the data,” says Sandy Sigal, president and CEO of NewMark Merrill. Historically, gathering data required landlords and managers to physically visit sites, and data insights would likely have been skewed based on time of day for the visit, momentary traffic variables or incomplete sales reports. Today’s technology automatically captures much more complete data related to consumer demographics and behavior patterns. For today’s shopping center owners, the …

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Richard Chichester Spending, Stimulus, Stagflation

Retail, when it really boils down to it, is dictated by the almighty dollar. This, of course, means those who hold those dollars are in control. Consumers have been on quite the wild ride over the past 16 months, and sitting up front with them is the retail industry. “Brick and mortar will come back, but it’s going to come back differently,” says Richard Chichester, president and CEO of Irvine, Calif.-based Faris Lee Investments. “There is pent-up demand after a year of being shut down. The pandemic accelerated the emphasis …

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Omaha, Neb. — NewStreet Properties has sold the 98,837-square-foot 72nd Crossing Shopping Center in Omaha for $12.7 million. Situated in the 72nd Street Corridor, the property was fully leased at the time of sale to tenants such as Michaels, PetSmart, Big Lots and Dunkin’. Ember Grummons of Investors Realty represented the seller. Jason Taylor of Equity Management Group represented the buyer, Kentucky-based LVP Center LLC.

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Tuscon, Ariz. — Cushman & Wakefield has negotiated the sale of Shoppes at Cortaro Ranch, a newly constructed retail property located at 5660 W. Cortaro Farms Road in Tucson. Colorado-based Sonoma Heights acquired the asset from Terry Haute, Indiana-based Cortaro Commercial JV LLC for $5.2 million. Built this year, Shoppes at Cortora Ranch features 10,617 square feet of retail space. At the time of sale, the property was fully leased. Chris Hollenbeck of Cushman & Wakefield’s Phoenix office represented the seller in the transaction.

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Corona, Calif. — Progressive Real Estate Partners has arranged the sale of a former Food 4 Less grocery store located at 109 N. McKinley St. in Corona. Expert Hardware Flooring acquired the property for $4.8 million. The buyer plans to use the 55,000-square-foot building as a showroom and wholesale distribution center for its commercial flooring. Built in 1989, the building features an open floor plan, two loading docks and bay doors, pylon signage along McKinley Street and expansive parking. Greg Bedell and Paul Su of Progressive Real Estate Partners represented …

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Sewell, N.J. — JLL has negotiated the sale of Mill Pond Village, a 94,550-square-foot shopping center in Sewell, New Jersey. Grocery store ShopRite anchors the property, which was 98 percent leased at the time of sale to other tenants such as Inspira Health, Orangetheory fitness, Hair Cuttery and AAA. The asset is situated at 380 Egg Harbor Road, 19 miles south of downtown Philadelphia. Jim Galbally, Chris Munley, Jose Cruz, Colin Behr and Steve Simonelli of JLL represented the undisclosed seller in the transaction. Further details of the sale were …

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