Record annual net-lease sales boosted by secondary and tertiary markets
Net-lease investment volume increased by 10.9 percent to a record $77.5 billion in 2019, reported CBRE. Year-over-year volume in fourth quarter dropped by 23 percent to $19.5 billion.
Seattle was the most favored investment market in the fourth quarter, while Los Angeles, New York City and San Jose had the most full-year volumes.
Investors are increasingly interested in net-lease investment opportunities in high-growth secondary and tertiary markets.
Net-lease cap rates were stable in fourth quarter and are expected to remain so in 2020.
The global search for yield and portfolio diversification continues to attract international investors to the U.S. net-lease market.