Net Lease Sector Showed Strength in the Fourth Quarter of 2020

Adam Hayner |

While many sectors of commercial real estate continued to struggle in the fourth quarter of 2020, investors’ preference for net lease assets remained strong. Investment sales activity in the sector rose to the highest level in four quarters and average cap rates reached record lows, according to the most recent report from the Boulder Group , a boutique real estate investment services firm specializing in single-tenant net lease properties. At the end of the third quarter, the net lease share of all investment sales activity in the U.S. commercial real estate market reached 18.4 percent , compared to its five-year average of 11.8 percent, reported real estate services firm CBRE. 

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