Cap rates for the single-tenant net lease retail sector rose by 10 basis points in the second quarter of 2018, representing the largest such increase since the second quarter of 2011. Cap rates compressed for the office and industrial sector by 5 and 25 basis points, respectively.
The upward trend in cap rates should persist as the Federal Reserve continues to implement its monetary policy objectives. As investors expect increased cap rate pressure to remain, the supply of single-tenant net lease properties on the market continues to increase, too. Owners of single-tenant properties are bringing those assets to market in an attempt to maximize value before cap rates increase further. In the second quarter of 2018, the net lease sector experienced an uptick in supply of more than 11 percent, with the majority coming from net lease retail properties.
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