National Real Estate Investor has compiled a list of the 10 retail chains most likely to leave your center in 2014, in ascending order, based on same-store sales results, debt loads and plain old common sense.
The decline in REIT returns has been particularly noticeable because in 2013, the S&P 500 index delivered total returns of 32.4 percent. The gap between the S&P 500 returns and REIT returns turned out to be the largest since 1998.
A cautionary tale for those thinking of investing in fringe New York City real estate using allegedly unconventional financing. A multifamily real estate developer was kidnapped and turned up dead in the wake of huge debts and ongoing foreclosure lawsuits.