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Weekend Reading List March 25, 2011

Posted by Erik Swanson in Articles, Blogs, Development, Research/Data, Retail News.
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Investors Returning to Retail Single by Single Building – Costar – The byline says, “Stand-Alone Retail Properties Generating Renewed Interest from Investors– Hinting at Broader Recovery To Come”. The 1st paragraph of this article states the prospects for retail investments look better than they have in years. After I read that I stopped reading…

Foreign Capital Fuels US Markets – CCIM – Overseas buyer interest from life insurance companies and private equity firms is bolstering competition for investment properties. With supply constrained in core markets investors are now moving into secondary markets.

by the end of the year, Seattle, San Diego, Atlanta, and Houston will be added to the mix for strategic purchases – Garrick Brown, research director, ChainLinks Retail Advisors

Top Retail Markets for 2011 – Chain Store Age – retailer demand for Seattle makes it a top ten market.

Five Guys Burgers Gets $100 million in Expansion Capital – 4-traders.com – Five Guys is a “fast casual” hamburger chain that has opened more than 375 restaurants in the past three years. Today there are more than 640 franchised locations and more than 100 corporate-owned locations across the U.S. and Canada. Supersize ’em. 

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