Colliers Report: Single tenant investment demand is high – supply is lacking

August 23, 2021

Commercial Real Estate Research & Forecast Report

Single tenant investment demand is high – supply is lacking

Market Highlights

Cap rates remained compressed with a nominal average change in single tenant net lease assets during the first half of 2021. Overall, demand for quality investment-grade credit properties has remained high while supply has continued to be a challenge for investors.

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Key Takeaways

  • Capitalization rates for single tenant investments continue to compress as demand increases
  • Single tenant deal volume was moderate
  • Lack of supply is a challenge


Due to minimal returns on the higher quality assets, these short term lease deals have become much more attractive to investors than they have been in years prior. As the country continues to open up we will see increased transaction volume, especially in activity-based retail like gyms and movie theatres that were forced to close during the pandemic.



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