Research & Analytics

Kyle B. Matthews, CCIM

10 Things to Understand About Cap Rates

DATE October 22, 2015 / Author


The capitalization rate (Cap rate) is the rate of return on the expected net income the property will generate based on the purchase price. In order to simplify decision-making for investors, I’ll break it down to a tried-and-true methodology in its simplest terms. The cap rate is the market’s assumption of presumed risk of that investment […]

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Kyle B. Matthews, CCIM

Is the Better Burger Turning McDonald’s into a Small Fry?

DATE August 5, 2015 / Author


As you’ve likely seen in the recent press McDonald’s is downsizing for the first time in decades. According to the Associated Press, the market leading Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) has announced plans to close 700 under-performing locations around the world within the 2015 calendar year. So why is this different from the mass restaurant closings […]

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Kyle B. Matthews, CCIM

3 Questions: Omni-channel Retail with Kyle B. Matthews, CCIM

DATE July 19, 2015 / Author


There’s a trend that is changing the retail customer’s shopping experience and, in turn, the way successful retailers conduct business to meet modern-day customer conveniences, needs, and wants. E-commerce has not replaced the brick and mortar retail industry, however, this trend indicates that it is changing the shopping and selling experience. We interviewed Kyle B. […]

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Kyle B. Matthews, CCIM

2015 Retail Store Closings & Openings

DATE July 16, 2015 / Author


Tenant Super Cuts Great Clips Sport Clips Haircuts Sally Beauty Ulta Halloween Adventure Halloween City Spirit Halloween Superstores At&T Mobility T-Mobile Current Stores 10,000 3,700 1,500 4,000 470 3,000 400 1,200 2,500 3,100 2015 Projected 100 150 100 55 60 200 100 100 50 30

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Kyle B. Matthews, CCIM

Brick and Mortar vs. E-Commerce

DATE July 1, 2015 / Author


The panic over E-Commerce crushing brick and mortar has long set in. Much of this is thanks to the megaphone-touting mass media outlets striking fear into retailers for years with headlines like “The End of Brick and Mortar” and “Brick and Mortar: Dead in the Water.” Despite these terror-striking headlines, you can be genuinely optimistic […]

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