Author: Tom Lagos

Back to Basics: Ownership Structures and the Ground Lease

Fee Simple Ownership vs. Leasehold Ownership vs. Leased Fee Ownership Fee simple ownership is the most common form of property ownership. When someone owns a fee simple property, they own both the land and any improvements on the land, such as buildings or structures. Almost all home ownerships are considered fee simple, giving the owner […]

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A Changing Market Calls for a Striking Investment Structure

The retail real estate market proved resilient through the pandemic and continues to show signs of growth as consumers continue to demand a hybrid shopping model, including a brick-and-mortar experience and online purchasing options. However, as today’s market is undergoing a long and uncertain correction due to the rapid increase to the cost of debt […]

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Retail Property Sector Poised for Significant Activity Through 2022

As published in GlobeSt 12/22/2021 Retail Property Sector Poised for Significant Activity Through 2022 | GlobeSt The most coveted retail asset is by far grocery-anchored centers as the risk-adjusted returns warrant attention. By Patrick Toomey | December 21, 2021 at 06:10 PM The retail sector continues to experience bullish investors as it has proven to be a strong […]

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The Fred Meyer Portfolio

Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), as exclusive advisor to Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co. and Portland-based Fred Meyer Stores Inc., announced today the successful sale to Florida-based Benderson Development and leaseback of a 4.5-million-square-foot, 28-property portfolio of absolute net-leased Fred Meyer superstores consisting of 380 acres across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, […]

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Institutional Property Advisors Closes 28-Property Fred Meyer Portfolio Sale

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 5, 2021– Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), as exclusive advisor to Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co. and Portland-based Fred Meyer Stores Inc., announced today the successful sale to Florida-based Benderson Development and leaseback of a 4.5-million-square-foot, 28-property portfolio of absolute net-leased Fred Meyer superstores consisting of 380 […]

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Grocery Store Properties See Strong Gains During Pandemic

As published in the Los Angeles Business Journal May 10, 2021   Demand for grocery store properties has soared during the pandemic, transforming the sector into one of the most sought-after real estate investment categories. Although spending on dining out surpassed spending on groceries for the first time in 2015, that trend reversed when the […]

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The CRE Value Proposition Amid Record-High Asset Prices

It is estimated that upward of $250 billion is waiting to be deployed into commercial real estate, according to Jose Carrazana of Institutional Property Advisors by: Jose Carrazana Though investors across all asset classes have been preparing for a wave of distress, thus far, aggressive stimulus measures and accommodative Federal Reserve policies have averted these […]

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How to Withstand Retail Disruptions, Find Opportunity

As published December 2, 2020 in Commercial Property Executive Lessons from previous crises will help owners survive the current market upheaval, according to Patrick Toomey of Institutional Property Advisors. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant economic and societal fallout has been far-reaching and is unique when it comes to the “why” of […]

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The Challenges of Retail Property Valuation During COVID-19

The Challenges of Retail Property Valuation During COVID-19 Few comparables and a cloudy economic picture make accurate appraisals difficult, explains Tom Lagos of Institutional Property Advisors. 9/2/2020 By Tom Lagos After a COVID-19-induced lull, our team has been increasingly approached by a number of multitenant shopping center owners interested in an estimate of value and […]

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