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Game Stop vs. Walmart 
At first glance, Walmart’s entrance into the market for refurbishing and selling used video games may appear to pose a significant threat to GameStop, whose pre-owned game sales clear substantial gross profit margins for the company.
As Economy Improves, e-Commerce Soars, Storefronts Close 
Despite signs of an improving economy, observers of retail trends expect that more storefronts will close their doors this year as retailers adjust to demographic trends and the continuing popularity of e-commerce.
J.Crew, Fast Retailing Union Could Lead to Global Domination 
All-American apparel chain J.Crew appears poised for either an IPO or a sale to Japanese holding company Fast Retailing, according to reports, as its private equity owners mull an exit.
Retail Occupancy, Rents Up, but Certain Cities Still Suffer 
Analysts identified modest gains in occupancies and rents, but tempered them with troubling hints of potential long-term difficulties.
Outlet Center Projects Continue to Thrive, but for How Long? 
The growing number of projects located near each other —sometimes separated by just a few miles — is raising questions about how much activity among outlet centers can hold up over the long term.
“Mini-REITs” Popular With Direct Net-Lease Investors 
Though institutional players have increasingly been entering the net-lease market, advisors say that interest among individuals remains strong, as investors seek the greater control and stability offered by net-lease properties. Whereas investors in REITs must give up control over the particular properties their money goes into, direct investors can form “mini-REITs” of their own composition, says Rahul Sehgal, Chief Investment Officer for Inland Private Capital Corp. in Chicago.
Net Lease Cap Rates Vary by Region 
Cap rates on net lease assets among the country’s regions are now seeing a spread of almost 2 percent, with the West bottoming out and rates highest in the Midwest
Harrison Street’s Kammert Explores Drive Behind Wave of Net Lease REIT Activity 
NREI spoke with Jim Kammert, a principal and portfolio manager for Harrison Street Securities LLC in Chicago, on the outlook for net lease REITs.
Day Care Properties Offer Opportunities for Net Lease Investors 
Continued constraints on the supply of net-lease real estate properties have spurred investors to explore a wider range of options, including day care centers.
Sale Leaseback Buy-Back Strategy Allows Fund to Cater to Middle-Market Entrepreneurs 
A purveyor of a new net-lease investment model is nearing its goal for its first fund and is eying an even larger fund for launch next year
Gordon DuGan Warns Net-Lease Investors to Tread Carefully When Buying Office and Industrial Assets 
Gramercy Property Trust CEO discusses common investor mistakes.
Can Delaware Statutory Trust Creators Meet Growing Demand for Product?
Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) in net lease investing are gaining popularity, with their creators struggling to meet high demand.
As Interest Rates Rise, Net Lease May Slow Down
The net lease market may see a slowing of activity due to a recent rise in interest rates.
Appeal Grows for Bank Ground Lease Assets
Bank ground lease assets have enjoyed strong demand among investors in recent months.
As Competition Intensifies, Net Lease Investors Probe Secondary Markets for Deals 
With demand in the net lease market tightly constricted, investors looking for opportunities are being forced to take a fresh look at secondary and tertiary markets just to find any possibilites to invest.
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