“With every challenge comes a new opportunity to adapt to something and be a pioneer in a space that’s less saturated. For NNN investors who are willing to take that and be creative, there is huge potential for success in the coming months and years.”
July 30, 2021 – By Elan Sieder: As vaccines roll out and the U.S. has passed the 50% mark in adult vaccinations across the country, business has been resuming in all sectors. This is a positive thing for business owners and investors, but as the country comes out of a more than yearlong pandemic, there is a new normal to adjust to. Businesses need to find a solution to certain areas they have struggled in and be creative in a new way of doing business.
As people become more comfortable getting back out there, a lot of the sectors that were struggling will bounce back. But the world has shifted. While people are returning to retail centers, childcare and educational facilities, and corporate centers (on a full or part time basis), there are new concerns or expectations that they have for businesses when they walk through the door.
Many NNN property investors learned over the past year that there are certain industries that thrived, like medical. There will always be a need for medical facilities, and in the past year, that industry took center stage during COVID-19, and was one of the few industries that remained successful. But now, with vaccines rolling out and people emerging from their homes, other industries are returning to business. As the world shifts, creativity needs to come into play for businesses and investors to identify the opportunities that will ride out future challenges.
One thing that many people learned was that they can efficiently work from home. Companies will have more flexibility in allowing individuals to work from home in the future, and talk of a hybrid workplace is now common. For investors of corporate centers and office buildings, this presents both challenges and opportunities in creativity for new ways to bring in tenants who have different needs than they did 18 months ago.
In the childcare and early childhood education space, this work from home model parents have adopted presents different opportunities. For many families, it is tough to manage childcare, schooling, and working from home all at the same time. This sector is bouncing back and growing because parents need the service these places can provide. For investors in this area, positioning a childcare center as an opportunity to support working parents can be more important than ever.
The pandemic has been very difficult on people, but when investors take the challenge to find an opportunity to come out of something like this stronger, the growth potential is endless. With every challenge comes a new opportunity to adapt to something and be a pioneer in a space that’s less saturated. For NNN investors who are willing to take that and be creative, there is huge potential for success in the coming months and years.
Elan Sieder, Net Lease Advisor
This post was originally published in: National Real Estate Investor (NREI)
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