US net lease investment outlook - H1 2018
Net lease sales volumes for H1 2018 totaled $23.7 billion, marking a 5.7 percent decrease from volumes recorded in the first half of 2017.
The year-over-year change mirrors combined capital markets activity across office, industrial, and retail assets as a whole. In the first half of 2018, sale leasebacks accounted for 14.4 percent of transactions by volume, or $4.1 billion, and remain a driving force of activity.
Among the largest sale leaseback transactions thus far in 2018 are a Supervalu portfolio of eight distribution centers, an Albertsons portfolio spanning 23 assets, and 3M Company’s campus.