Four triple net lease retail properties in Menifee and Tustin, Calif., and Las Vegas have traded recently, illustrating the growing demand for such properties. "There is a lack of quality single-tenant [triple net lease] properties on the market right now in Southern California," says Edward Hanley of Hanley Investment Group. "When they do come to market, they are transacting quickly with all-cash buyers."
A wave of capital hitting institutional and retail will find its way into the U.K. retail sector over the next several weeks, according to this article. Valuations are considered good, according to Julian Stocks, managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle, who cited prices on some properties in London's West End close to 2007's peak.
Business executives must know one thing above others -- what they don't know, Marshall Goldsmith writes. "An organization's success today depends on such a variety of talents and skills that no one leader could possibly be gifted in simultaneously," he writes. The great ones know they can't do everything.
Japan's Fast Retailing plans to invest $4.7 million to launch Uniqlo stores in Taiwan through a local subsidiary. Fast Retailing is also planning to expand its Uniqlo casual wear brand into India, Thailand and Australia. Hennes & Mauritz is also expected to open outlets in Taiwan this year.
Developers Diversified Realty plans to shift its business model to strategic investments, as opposed to the big portfolio acquisitions it has made in the past. According to CEO Daniel Hurwitz, those huge portfolio deals burdened DDR with more than $7 billion of debt in 2008 alone.