Donna Mitchell

Contributing writer


States Challenge Retailers on Dark Store Loophole for Tax Assessments 4
In an era where cost reduction is even more critical to the health of a retailer’s balance sheet, the industry can expect to see more cases of retailers and state governments challenging each other on the issue.
Payment Policy Shifts Continue to Impact Occupancy at Skilled Nursing Facilities 2
The decreases in occupancy for skilled nursing facilities have been more apparent in the last five years and have intensified in the last two, according to Bill Kaufman, senior principal with NIC.
A Landlord Darling During the Recession, hhgregg Is Now Another Struggling Chain
For hhgregg, the recent developments are a reversal from its bid since 2009 to expand from a husband and wife company mostly associated with Indiana into a recognizable national brand.
Part 1: The Overall Outlook
While respondents to our survey indicated that there remains healthy appetite for net lease properties, the sentiment dampened slightly compared with 2016.
Part 2: Challenges and Opportunities
By far the change noted by most respondents was the interest rate environment. And some uncertainty about what lies ahead may be leading to a last spike in deals.
Part 3: Medical Offices, Drugstores Lead the Way
Much of the subdued trading of Rite Aid properties stems from the fact that Walgreens has not identified which Rite Aid stores it will divest of or close during the merger.
Retail Real Estate Investors Hunt for Yields in Secondary Markets
In 2016 investment in secondary urban retail properties increased by 43.5 percent, while investment in primary markets were down 46.1 percent, according to JLL.
What Will Rite Aid Divestitures Mean for Net Lease Investors? 2
Investors began buying Rite Aid locations again in the fourth quarter. Going forward, some industry professionals believe that 1031 exchange investors are likely to be among the most active Rite Aid store buyers.
After a Lean Year for REIT M&As, 2017 Talk Turns Private
Observers are not certain that 2017 will be a busy year of consolidations for the REIT sector.
Will the Department Store Sector Survive?
Heavy shuttering of stores does not always portend doom, according to industry experts.
Five Major Trends That Will Shape Retail Real Estate in 2017 1
We took a look at five trends that will drive the retail property sector in 2016, and found that issues related to sluggish sales and store closings will continue to challenge retailers.
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Retail Rents in Major Cities Are Beginning to Descend
Manhattan is not alone among American cities where retailers are getting more breathing room on rents.
Regency Centers/Equity One Merger an Outlier in the REIT World
The market should not expect to see a ramp-up in M&A activity in the sector.
Core Operations in the Hotel Sector Continue to Hold Strong
The hotel sector will continue to keep the lights on for all sorts of travelers. It is just that the lights could be a little dimmer, industry researchers are concerned.
Mixed Restaurant Sales Hint at Tough Environment Ahead
Comparable sales numbers for chain restaurants, which range from low single-digits to negative, could be a red flag for retail landlords.