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30 Aug 2016

Part 1: Buyers Pull Back

Retail property sales during the first half of the year totaled $36.6 billion, which is down about 20 percent compared to the same period last year, when the retail sales volume reached $45.7 billion. That decline is only slightly behind the pace of the broader commercial real estate sales market, where year-over-year sales

29 Jun 2016

Denver Natural Grocers Sold

Matthews Retail Advisors has arranged the sale of a Natural Grocers in  Denver Colorado. The transaction was led by Aron Cline, Vice President and Senior Director, who represented the seller, a private partnership. The buyer was a private, East Coast investor looking to trade from an apartment into retail.

24 Jun 2016

How To Sell Hairy Hardees In Tertiary Markets

A nine-property Hardee’s portfolio in Georgia has traded hands. An Arizona retail-focused REIT sold the assets to a private investor in Georgia.

03 Jun 2016

Presidential Election to Interest Rates: CRE Experts Weigh In

Where do you see the market headed for the rest of 2016? The presidential election is around the corner, the Fed could hike interest rates this month, and commercial real estate sectors are always in flux.

26 May 2016

3 Min. Retail Breakdown With Avison Young, Colliers, JLL, Lee and Matthews

5 big CRE names tackle 2 burning retail questions in 3 minutes at ICSC RECon 2016 in Las Vegas.

06 May 2016

Matthews Retail Arranges $4M Sale of Quincy Corners

Matthews Retail Advisors has arranged the $4 million sale of Quincy Corners, a 15,765-square-foot shopping center located in the Denver suburb of Aurora.

03 May 2016

Lycoming Mall in PA Sells for $26M

Matthews Real Estate Advisors represented seller Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) in disposing of Lycoming Mall, an 806,788-square-foot retail center in Pennsdale, PA. Buyer Cohen Asset Management paid $26.4 million for the 96%-occupied mall.

02 May 2016

Matthews Retail Advisors Brokered Lycoming PA Non-Core Asset Sale For PREIT

Los Angeles-based Matthews Retail Advisors is helping PREITexecute its fire sale of 13 poorly performing properties as part of a strategic exit from non-core properties.

09 Mar 2016

Inside Retail RE With Matthews Real Estate Investment Services

Connect Media spoke with Matthews Real Estate Investment Services’ El Warner, who specializes in the disposition of institutional assets, to better understand the state of retail real estate. Warner is a panelist at Connect Retail West on March 16th at the Conga Room at LA Live.

02 Mar 2016

El Warner Moves to Matthews Real Estate Investment Services

El Warner, a 14-year industry veteran, has joined Mathews Real Estate Investment Group as the national director of shopping centers. Warner joins the firm from Colliers International, where he served as associate VP and was responsible for closing $1 billion in deals during his five-year tenure with the firm. In this new position, he will lead the shopping center institutional services group and as well as the national private client group. Moving from a larger firm, Warner was attracted to the entrepreneurial spirit of Matthews and the opportunity to leave his unique mark on the industry. To find out more about Warner’s decision to move to the new and burgeoning firm and his plans for the shopping center platform, we sat down with Warner for an exclusive interview.

22 Feb 2016

El Warner Joins Matthews RE Investment Services

El Warner has joined Matthews Real Estate Investment Services to head its shopping center business group as a national director based in the firm’s El Segundo, CA office.

17 Sep 2015

Baby Boomers Behind Active 1031 Exchange Market

Matthews Retail Advisors has publicly launched 1031 Private Client Advantage™, a program that helps 1031 exchange buyers develop a plan and get the most out of their commercial real estate. For the past six months, the program has had a trial launch with a select group of clients, and the results have been phenomenal. Now, the brokerage firm is ready to widely launch the program—which they say is game changing. It will help accommodate the high 1031 exchange traffic, which, according to Chad Kurz, Matthews Retail Advisors managing partner, has been an effect of retiring baby boomers looking for a more stable investment class. In this exclusive interview, we sat down with Kurz to talk about the active 1031 exchange market, the challenges for 1031 exchange buyers and how this new program is aimed to help.

15 Sep 2015

Matthews Retail Advisors Redefines Expectations

Matthews Retail Group has hit another major growth spurt. Currently the largest retail-focused brokerage firm in the country, the firm is 65 employees strong and experiencing more than double year-over-year growth in revenue. Now, the firm is rebranding as Matthews Retail Advisors, a move that includes a new logo and website (http://www.matthews.com). To find out about the rebrand and the firm’s strategy, we sat down with Eric Boyd, chief marketing officer, for an exclusive interview. Boyd proves the growth has been built on innovation without detouring from the firm’s homegrown philosophy—grounded by high-client service—that drove the company to success.

08 Sep 2015

Much More Than a Rebrand

Matthews Retail Group is rebranding as Matthews Retail Advisors, complete with an operational restructuring to expand into additional CRE services, the firm’s chief marketing officer Eric Boyd and chairman and CEO Kyle Matthews tell GlobeSt.com. We spoke exclusively with the two about the changes taking place, what prompted them and how the firm’s clients will be affected by all of it.

18 Aug 2015

Keurig Exec Joins Matthews Retail Advisors

Radoslav Zlatkov has joined Matthews Retail Advisors as chief financial and operations officer. The position is the first at the growing company. The former director of finance at Keurig Green Mountain Co., Zlatkov is known for helping to take Keurig from a $500 million company to $4.5 billion company. This career move is a transition back into real estate, which is the industry he studied at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, where he had a dual concentration in investment and financial markets and real estate.

10 Jul 2015

Does Cap Rate Really Affect the Risk of an Investment?

Anyone investing in commercial real estate has a sense of what cap rate means. Sellers want to sell at the lowest cap rate possible. Buyers want the highest cap rate they can get without sacrificing security. But how does Cap rate really affect the risk of an investment? The exclusive column below by Chad Kurz, a managing partner at Matthews Retail Advisors, answers just that.

02 Jun 2015

Emerging Retail Leaders: Chad Kurz

It takes a special kind of individual to stand out from the crowd in a sector that’s exhibiting standout performance. The young professionals on the following pages represent the best and brightest in their field, with the expertise, savvy and potential necessary to bring the industry into the next phase of the cycle. These are commercial real estate’s

01 Jun 2015

No Longer Buying for Buying’s Sake

There’s busy and then there’s busy. In the days prior to the recession, it seems that investors were snatching up whatever they could get—buying for buying’s sake. It’s a new day, however, and Kyle Matthews, chairman and CEO of Matthews Retail Advisors, explains how there’s a new investment discipline pervading the market.  We caught up with Matthews at RECon for this exclusive video interview. You’ll also hear Matthews’ views on: Which investors are gravitating toward which assets; The importance of value-add to the REIT investor; Why we should all just relax a bit about cap rate compression fears.

12 May 2015

How Omni-Channel Retail Increases Efficiency

Smart retailers are realizing that consumers do their research online before entering the store, so they’re tweaking their digital and physical sales processes to provide a more efficient experience for both the retailer and the consumer, Matthews Retail Advisors Chairman and CEO Kyle Matthews tells GlobeSt.com. We spoke with Matthews exclusively about brick-and-mortar leasing trends as well as creative ways retailers are using omni-channel retailing to increase sales.

06 May 2015

What Seasoned Brokers Bring to the Table

“When considering a broker, never forget ’It takes a year to get a year’s experience,’” Patrick Toomey, Managing Partner with Matthews Retail Advisors, tells GlobeSt.com. We spoke with Toomey exclusively about what an experienced broker or team adds to the business and how to avoid pitfalls when hiring a broker.

06 Aug 2013

Interest Rate Gains Nick Property Values

Since low rates helped the recovery in pricing as much as anything, “much depends on where interest rates go,” says Green Street’s Rothemund.

22 Mar 2013

Patrick Toomey Joins Colliers International

Those who follow @GlobeStcom on Twitter and @GlobeStLIVE may have seen a post teasing the announcement, but GlobeSt.com has learned exclusively that Patrick Toomey has joined Colliers International as a SVP. The move adds strategic depth to Colliers’ investment capabilities on the West Coast.

18 Jan 2013

Colliers Hires Matthews and Team for West Coast Retail

Colliers International has hired Kyle Matthews and team from Marcus & Millichap’s National Retail Group. The team specializes in investment sales of retail properties across the U.S., with an emphasis on the West Coast.

15 Oct 2012

Shopping Center Fetches $12M

GlobeSt.com has learned exclusively that a regional real estate developer has sold Riverview Place, a 45,525-square-foot shopping center in the Newhall district here, to a Southern California-based private investor for $12.5 million, which equates to $275 per square foot. The sale was subject to the assumption of a CMBS loan.

07 Aug 2012

Albertson’s Anchored Center Changes Hands

Many of you may have seen a post teasing the announcement, but GlobeSt.com has exclusively learned that the Glendora Shopping Center has changed hands for $14.8 million. The center, located at 133 W. hwy. 66 is approximately 107,000 square feet and tenants include Albertson’s and Ace Hardware, among others.