Despite interest rates rising, if only modestly, and the current commercial real estate cycle seemingly plateauing, sentiment remains largely bullish for the net lease sector.
This is the consensus that comes through in the responses to NREI’s first survey of the net lease real estate sector, which was conducted in February.
The NREI research report on the net lease sector was completed via online surveys distributed to readers of National Real Estate Investor in February. The survey yielded 215 responses. Recipients were asked what regions they operated in (and were allowed to select multiple regions). Overall, 44 percent said they operated in the South, followed by the East (44 percent), the Midwest (40 percent) and West (42 percent). Approximately 60 percent of respondents are investors and/or developers. Roughly 40 percent are brokers. About 10 percent of respondents are lenders. More than half of respondents (54 percent) hold the titles of owner, partner, president, chairman, CEO or CFO.