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Resource Capital Markets Reports Rise in Retail Investments

A report that was recently conducted by Real Capital Markets states that retail investors are still in a buying mode. This is supported by the fact that retail investors are focused on obtaining assets that will meet the demand and need of today’s consumers, all the while producing desirable returns. The report is based on an interview that was conducted with a wide range of retail professionals. Real Capital Markets is owned by C-III Capital Partners, a world leader in real estate. Andrew L. Farkas is the CEO and Chairman of C-III Capital Partners, and is eager to see what this report will mean for the upcoming years.

According to the report, experiential retail is on the rise seen with a growth in e-commerce, Class A malls and grocery-anchored centers are still in high demand, 40% of investors see big box vacancy as their biggest threat and 59% of investors interested in investing in retail are considering other asset classes all the while focusing on multifamily.

The report also states the most preferred retail investment is anchored shopping centers, with 48% of investors saying that this type of retail is the most attractive when compared to strip centers. This percentage has increased from 2017, although online and digital grocery stores are on the rise. However, this won’t ever replace physical grocery stores, according to the report. In order to adapt to the rise in e-commerce, retailers are coming up with creative and innovative ways to utilize technology all the while keeping their stores.

With property across the nation and just having reached $2 trillion in transactions, Real Capital Markets is a leader in real estate for all real estate sectors.

Real Capital Markets Celebrates $2 Trillion in Transactions

Real Capital Markets (RCM), a leading global marketplace that specializes in commercial real estate investments, reached a milestone of $2 trillion transactions in investment property. This is a reflection of RCM’s hard work throughout the last 20 years, which has been under the guidance of Andrew L. Farkas. Andrew Farkas is the CEO of C-III Capital Partners, which is the parent company of RCM.

RCM reported that the most popular types of properties within the $2 trillion are office, multifamily and retail. The breakdown of each type is 25%, 22% and 18%, respectively. However, this data isn’t reflective of the recent increase in demand for industrial real estate.

Back when RCM was founded in 1999, office, multifamily and retail was in much higher demand than any other type of real estate. Due to an increase in e-commerce businesses, the focus has been more on industrial real estate. What this means for RCM and other similar companies is that this type of real estate poses the greatest prospect for this year.

The majority of RCM’s properties within the United States are located in the West and Southeast parts of the country. Specifically, 34% are in the Western region while 25% are in the Southeast. This is an indication that RCM is reaching its desired goal of brining property within these regions to the real estate market.

Midwest Investing in Real Estate Now More Than Ever

The future is looking optimistic for those who are planning to invest in commercial real estate in the Midwest. More specifically, a report conducted by Real Capital Markets, a global marketplace that is under the leadership of Andrew L. Farkas, stated that 36% of investors in the Midwest are more inclined to invest in industrial assets. This is slightly higher than the national average, which is 33%.

According to the report, multifamily real estate came in as a close second at 20%. However, multifamily homes are above the national average of commercial real estate at 35%. Some popular Midwest cities that investors are keeping their eyes on are Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

Some additional key points to take away from Real Capital Markets’ Survey is the role that weather plays when looking for property as well as what a company plans to do with property after they acquire it. Investors tend to prefer either the southern part of the United States (37.7%) or the western region (31.8).

Well over half of investors, 60% to be exact, are interested in renovating or properties that they acquire. However, these types of properties are hard to come across. This had led investors to start investing in properties in new locations.

Real Capital Markets will continue to look for opportunities to invest in real estate in the Midwest, despite the challenges investors have faced when looking for properties to renovate. Some commercial properties Real Estate Markets currently own are Presidents Plaza in Chicago, Precedent Office Park in Indianapolis, and Governor’s Hill Portfolio in Cincinnati. Having a strong presence in these cities is important for its residents, as it increases resources available to them.

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