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  • Cap Rates Hit Recent Lows As Real Estate Market Heats-Up 0 comments
    Aug 29, 2012 1:54 PM

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    Cap Rates Hit Recent Lows as Real Estate Market Heats-Up

    • Lower cap rates, lower rents and higher acquisition activity suggest that the retail commercial real estate market is heating-up as market participants currently seem more inclined to buy than rent.
    • Cap rates seem to be following the same trend as last year - down slightly in the first 4 months of the year followed by a sharper decline in months 5-6.
    • This resulted in the lowest cap rates since the onset of the 2008 recession at the end of June.
    • Capitalized rents appear to be declining as indicated by -13% reduction in median price/s.f. from 2H11 to 1H12.
    • Transaction activity was up sharply during 1H12 with more deals completed during any 6 month time frame since 2008.

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    Source: Marcus & Millichap

    About the Contributing Firm: The Nisbet Group is a member of the National Retail Group of Marcus & Millichap which specializes in representing institutional and private companies in the disposition of multi-tenant and single tenant retail properties. Please contact Peter Nisbet, Vice President of Investments, Senior Director, National Retail Group - or call (206) 826-5700 ext. 5718.

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