May 15, 2019: SANTA MONICA, CA—An economic expansion approaching the longest in history means greater prosperity, of course, but it also means more investors have a ticket to the commercial real estate game, especially one like the single-tenant net lease (STNL) sector that offers many benefits and relatively easy entry. GlobeSt.com spoke to Chris Sands, founder & CEO of Sands Investment Group, a national real estate brokerage firm specializing in net lease properties, to discuss private net lease investors, deal volume and the 1031 exchange driver.
Sands Investment Group (SIG) announced today they have closed escrow on the final asset in a “trophy” Albertsons portfolio. SIG Managing Director, Daniel Hoogesteger, and SIG Advisor of Capital Markets, Andrew Chana, were co-brokers on the portfolio, leveraging their specialized expertise in the net lease grocery market and tapping into their extensive network of investors to achieve record-breaking prices and cap rates on this rare grocery portfolio in California. Read more
Almost a decade ago, Chris Sands set out to create a different kind of brokerage firm: one that was built on honesty, integrity and fostered deep collaboration. Read more
A triple net lease (or NNN lease) property is a special type of investment property that typically comes with a long-standing tenant agreement in place with terms that are favorable for both investors and tenants in the long-term.
Net lease capitalization rate (which is popularly shortened to simply, net lease cap rate) is a calculation used to measure the expected investment return on a net lease property investment. Cap rate is expressed as a percentage and is used to demonstrate how much of a return that an investor can expect on a net lease property, specifically over the first year of ownership.
The Capitalization Rate (or Cap Rate) is a term used heavily in the triple net lease real estate industry, and this calculation (expressed as a percentage) demonstrates the expected rate of return on a real estate investment. Cap rates are determined based on the net income a property is anticipated to generate and give investors an idea of how lucrative a triple net investment is compared to others on the market.
Net lease real estate offers great benefits for investors and tenants alike, and as you’re researching your commercial investment opportunities, you’re probably coming across a lot of different net lease types that you may have thought were all virtually the same, but the truth is that the type of net lease in place on an investment property actually plays a big role in what types of returns you can expect and what financial obligations you’ll have as the property owner.
Single tenant net lease properties are freestanding business locations that have just one tenant occupying the entire space. In contrast, multi-tenant properties (such as strip malls or shopping centers) have multiple spaces that are all occupied by different businesses. Single net leases are becoming a more a popular investment choice as the popularity of malls dwindles and due to the many perks they offer for an investor (and a tenant who gets to be the sole business and brand operating in the building).
Market shifts and changes can have a drastic impact on your triple net property investments. From what types of buildings and businesses will be most stable and lucrative, to when and where to buy an NNN building for your portfolio, you should keep a keen eye on the market trends that are unfolding.
There are some big things underway in the realm of single tenant net leases, but trends can often be difficult to navigate as you try to determine which will be fleeting and which could have longer-lasting impacts on your NNN investments.
Triple net lease real estate can be a very stable, long-term source of reliable income with many advantages for both property owners and tenants. However, it can also often be an overwhelming task to find the perfect triple net property and determine the best opportunity among a sea of choices. Additionally, net lease properties can come with a tenant already in place, which means there will be contract details that you need to understand fully so you know exactly what financial responsibilities you’re signing up for by purchasing the property and entering the existing net lease agreement with the tenant.