US retail investment outlook

Entity-level transactions in 2018 lead to banner year for retail investment


National retail fundamentals in 2018 lag levels seen in 2017.


Retail investment volumes grow by 28.9 percent in 2018 due to over $24.0 billion in entity-level acquisitions.


Both primary and secondary market activity are bolstered by entity-level transactions in 2018.

Sources of capital

Institutional and high net worth investors remain active though cautious buyers, while most other investor types pull back.

Sources of risk

Transaction activity is anticipated to slow in 2019.

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