Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Net Lease Podcast

Net Lease Market News Net Lease Market Podcast You'll be happy to know iTunes has posted our new podcast under New & Noteworthy for Business > Investing, as seen in the attached screen cap. This episode features Jonathan Hipp and Sam Chandon reviewing 2012 and looking forward to 2013. Here is the iTunes link where you can listen: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/calkain-net-lease-podcast/id631770417 I encourage everyone to take advantage of this new media outreach model and participate in future episodes. If there is a topic you'd like to promote - could be anything including tenants, locations, market trends, advice etc - just let me know and I'll get you on the air. Thanks!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Net Lease Investments for 1031 Exchange Client

Net Lease Market News Acquisition of Two Net Lease Investments for 1031 Exchange Client Calkain Companies, a national net lease real estate brokerage firm, recently brokered the sale of two triple net lease investment properties as part of a 15-month 1031 exchange assignment. The acquired net lease properties include a Wawa ground lease located in North Wildwood, NJ, and an Applebee’s restaurant located in Merritt Island, FL. Both assets were purchased in the fourth quarter of 2012, and totaled nearly $8MM in value. Calkain’s Andrew Fallon, Assistant Vice President, exclusively represented the purchaser, who sold their family-owned car dealership property on August 30, 2012. The family dealership site, located in the Washington, DC suburbs, was sold to a developer whose future plans include a 6-story residential building with structure parking. Back in 2009, Calkain first met with the family to advise on the possibility of a tax-deferred 1031 exchange strategy, which would satisfy the objectives of multiple family members and provide stable income through passive ownership of net lease investments. In 2011, Calkain was engaged to administer a full range of services to ensure a successful reinvestment of the sale proceeds. During the 15-month assignment, Calkain’s Fallon identified net lease investment opportunities, provided in-depth acquisition analysis and underwriting, and provided transaction support services throughout the different phases of the acquisition process. Utilizing the Calkain platform, Fallon ultimately facilitated a successful 1031 exchange totaling nearly $8MM. The family elected to purchase two long-term net leased properties for the stable income produced by the passive investment properties. The Wawa in North Wildwood, NJ was acquired in October. Per the absolute triple net terms of the ground lease, Wawa is obligated to build a brand new store in early 2013, and commence rent for a term of 20-years with structured rental increases. In November, the family closed on their second acquisition, completing their 1031 exchange strategy. The second asset, an Applebee’s restaurant, is uniquely located on the inter-coastal waterways in Merritt Island, FL. Like the Wawa, the Applebee’s property is subject to a 20-year absolute net lease with structured rental increases. The combined Wawa and Applebee’s rental income will provide nearly $500,000 of annual income. These transactions occurred within the last sixty days and will be recorded in the public records. WWW.CALKAIN.COM

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Barclay Jones on the Net Lease Market

Net Lease Market News Q: How do you view the net lease market today? A: The net lease market today continues to be pretty strong, and demand for income product generally remains high. The net lease market does distinguish between the quality of income streams and leverage levels are very sensitive to credit quality. Certain product types have stronger demand characteristics as well, with a general preference for well-located industrial. Q: How do you view the net lease market in 6-12 months? A: Over the next 6-12 months, I expect rates to stay low and the market to continue to have demand for yield product. Hopefully, the recovery will begin to gain strength and we will see continued recovery in the housing market as well. With continued recovery, I expect that eventually rates will firm up in anticipation of a stronger economy. Cap rates should rise slightly as well, but I expect the net lease market to continue to be vibrant. Q: What important factors should people be watching for? A: Caution is warranted with the experience of the European real estate and debt markets. Relatively modest vacancy and performance downturn have been met with serious market disruption due to the sovereign debt crisis and ensuing bank recapitalization issues. The US securitization market continues to recover, but this bears a close watch. Q: What trends do you see carrying on into the future? A: The demand for yield product and below long term trend economic growth appear to be trends that will carry into the near term future. Technology and the internet will continue to effect real estate markets as the world evolves with the web. Major metropolitan areas continue to benefit from the tech concentrations and the employment concentrations they create. www.calkain.com

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Commercial Property Sales Outlook

Commercial Property Sales Outlook for U.S. Cut by ULI The Urban Land Institute cut its forecast for U.S. commercial real estate sales by 12 percent to $748 billion through 2014 because projections for economic growth are “down considerably” from six months ago. Deals for properties such as office buildings, shopping centers and warehouses probably will be $223 billion this year, $250 billion next year and $275 billion in 2014, according to a ULI survey released today of 39 economists and analysts from real estate investment, advisory and research firms. In a March report, sales were forecast at $250 billion this year, $290 billion next and $312 billion in 2014. REIT Returns One projection boosted from the last survey was for the performance of real estate investment trusts. Annual returns for equity REITs are forecast to be 15 percent this year and 10 percent both next year and in 2014. That’s up from the previous forecast of 10 percent this year, 9 percent next and 8.5 percent in 2014, the institute said. http://www.businessweek.com

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Rich Folks Go Where Pensions Dare Not

Net Lease Market NEWS As big institutional investors pull back from investing in high-risk real-estate funds, these funds are turning to a new source for capital: rich people. Starwood Capital Group, Lone Star Funds, Carlyle Group CG -0.59% and others have raised billions of dollars over the past several months from wealthy individuals seeking to get in on the firms' newest "opportunity" funds, which buy or develop riskier properties and use higher levels of debt in hopes of reaping high returns. http://online.wsj.com/article

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Commercial Real Estate Loan Prices Rise in May

The aggregate value of Commercial Real Estate (CRE) loans priced by DebtX that collateralize CMBS increased to 88.2% as of May 31, 2012 from 88.1% as of April 30, 2012. Loan values were 81.6% as of May 31, 2011. “Commercial real estate loan prices climbed for a fifth straight month in May as underlying market conditions continued to improve,” said DebtX CEO Kingsley Greenland. “CRE loan prices in May benefited from a decline in Treasury yields.”

REIT Returns Slow in Second Quarter

Real estate investment trusts, which have become the darlings of investors over the past three years for their strong returns, are beginning to lose some of their luster, the Wall Street Journal reported. Citing data from the Dow Jones All REIT Index, which tracks 133 trusts, the sector returned just 4 percent in the second quarter, down from 10.5 percent in the first quarter and 15 percent in the fourth quarter of last year.