Retail assets, which have lagged the multifamily and office sectors in recovering from the downturn, have gradually gained favor with investors and retail REITs are taking advantage of the timing by either putting non-core centers on the market or snapping up value-add opportunities.
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.
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