There are three main drugstore chains within the US: Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid. Below are some key statistics concerning the three main drugstore chains as of 2012:

1. Walgreens ranks first with market cap of $28.51 Billion, $72.2 Billion in 2011 complete income ($45.1B from prescription revenues), and an S&P ranking of A. According to Walgreens, 75% of the US inhabitants lives inside three miles from its shops. In April 2010, it acquired 258 Duane Reade drug shops in New York Metropolitan space which brings a complete of 7841 drug shops Walgreens operates as of February 2012, together with 137 hospital on-web site pharmacies.

2. CVS ranks second with market cap of $56.56 Billion, $107.1 Billion in income ($40.5 Billion from CVS prescription revenues and $16.1B from its Caremark prescription mail order income), and an S&P ranking of BBB+. As of December 31, 2011, CVS operates 7404 drug shops.

three. Rite Aid ranks third (fourth, behind Walmart when it comes to prescription revenues) with market cap of $1.49 Billion, $26.1 Billion in income ($17.1B from prescription revenues), operates 4714 drug shops as of February 2011 and has an S&P ranking of B-.

Investors buy properties occupied by these drugstore chains for the next causes:

1. The drugstore enterprise may be very recession-insensitive. People want drugs when they’re sick, whatever the state of the financial system. Both wealthy and poor individuals within the US have entry to drugs. Some even argue that low-revenue individuals use extra drugs resulting from free or low-value medicine supplied by authorities-assisted packages. So the tenants ought to do properly throughout powerful time and have cash to pay hire to landlords.

2. The drugstore enterprise has a great prospect within the US:

· People reside longer and want extra drugs to maintain longevity, e.g. Actonel for osteoporosis, Aricept for Alzheimer’s signs. Older individuals have a tendency to make use of extra drugs than youthful ones as they usually have extra medical issues. As the 78 million child boomers are getting nearer to retiring age ranging from 2008, the pharmacy chains anticipate the demand for drugs to extend in subsequent 20 years.

· The drug market continues to broaden because the US inhabitants continues to develop. More and extra Americans endure from varied illnesses. The variety of Americans suffers from seasonal allergic reactions doubled within the final 15 years to 37 million individuals per Fortune journal. They spent $5.four Billion in 2009 for allergy medicine. As their waist traces balloon (75% of Americans are forecasted to be both chubby or overweight by 2020), extra Americans are recognized with diabetes, together with excessive ldl cholesterol at youthful and youthful ages. In addition, docs additionally advocate treating varied illnesses earlier than later resulting from higher understanding concerning the illnesses. For instance, docs now prescribe antiretroviral medicine for sufferers quickly after contaminated with HIV virus as a substitute of ready for the an infection to turn into AIDS. More docs mix insulin with oral medicines to deal with sort-2 Diabetes as a substitute of simply oral medicines alone. All these elements improve the scale of the drug market.

· Advance in genetic engineering has launched varied new genetic DNA testing kits which permit the genetic prognosis of vulnerabilities to inherited illnesses and issues. Genetic testing is presently the very best development phase within the diagnostics trade. Some of those genetic assessments will most likely rework into direct-to-shopper testing kits accessible in drug shops within the close to future.Upon FDA approval, these new merchandise will doubtlessly usher in further income for drug shops.

· Using a brand new methodology of tailoring molecules known as construction-based mostly design; drug corporations provide you with new medicines that they may not have found in any other case, e.g. Xalkori by Pfizer to deal with lung most cancers.

· The passage of Health Care Reform Bill on March 23, 2010 offers insurance coverage protection to an estimated 33 million extra American. This is a good current to the pharmacy trade.

· There are new medicine to deal with beforehand untreatable sicknesses, and new illnesses, e.g. Viagra for males’s unhappiness, Avastin for colon most cancers, Herceptin for breast most cancers,. The new medicines are very costly, e.g. a yr’s provide of Avastin prices about $55,000. Eli Lilly has offered about $four.Eight billion of Zyprexa in 2007 for schizophrenia and but most individuals have by no means heard of this drugs.

· There are present medicine now accredited to deal with new sicknesses and thus improve their gross sales income. For instance, Lyrica was initially supposed to deal with ache attributable to nerve damagein individuals with diabetes. It is now accredited by FDA to deal with Fibromyalgia which impacts 5.Eight million Americans per WebMD.

· Big advances in genetics, biology and stem cells analysis are anticipated to provide a brand new class of medicine to deal with diabetes, Parkinson’s and varied uncommon genetic issues. For instance the brand new drug Ilaris from Novartis targets genetic causes of an inherited dysfunction that there are solely 7000 recognized instances worldwide. However, Novartis hopes to progressively broaden its medicine to a blockbuster drug to extra frequent issues attributable to comparable genetics.

· Technology and fashionable life introduce and require new merchandise, e.g. being pregnant check kits, Lamisil for stronger clearer toe nails, Latisse for longer & thicker eyelashes, Propecia for male hair loss, Premarin for menopausal signs, diabetic screens, digital toothbrushes, contact lenses, lenses cleaners, slimming capsules, nutritional vitamins, delivery-management drugs, IUDs, vitamin dietary supplements and Cholesterol-lowering drugs (Americans spent practically $26B in 2006 on Cholesterol drugs alone per IMS Health, a Connecticut-based consulting firm that screens pharmaceutical gross sales.)

· Before the purchasers can get to the medication aisles or pharmacy counters, they should cross by sweets, sodas, digital cameras, watches, toys, dolls, beers and wines, cosmetics, video video games, flowers, fragrances, and greeting playing cards. Drug shops hope you employ the one-hour images providers there. The shops additionally carry seasonal gadgets, e.g. Halloween costumes, and “As Seen on TV” merchandise, e.g. Shamwow. As a consequence, clients purchase greater than their prescriptions and drugs in these drugstores. CVS reported that non-pharmacy gross sales represented 30% of the corporate’s complete gross sales in January of 2007. The determine for Walgreens is 34% and 37% for Rite Aid. Many pharmacy areas are in impact comfort shops particularly ones which are in residential or rural areas. And so Walgreens hopes that clients additionally choose up WD-40, and screwdrivers at its shops as a substitute of at Home Depot; Thai Jasmine rice, and fish sauce to keep away from a visit to Safeway or Kroger Supermarkets. During the recession, gross sales of those non-drug gadgets are down as clients purchase what they want and not what they need. Walgreens tries to cut back the variety of gadgets by 4000. It additionally introduces its personal personal label which has increased revenue margins.

· There are extra and extra generic drugs in the marketplace as quite a lot of enormously fashionable model-identify blockbusters lose their 20-year lengthy patents, e.g. Lipitor (finest promoting drug on the earth to decrease ldl cholesterol) in 2010, Viagra ( what it is for) in 2012. Drugstores desire to promote generic medicine to clients resulting from increased revenue margins than the model-identify drugs.

· Many individuals are hooked on ache killers, e.g. Hydrocodone/Oxycodone. Per the DEA in 2012, there are 1.5 million American hooked on cocaine however 7 million hooked on prescribed drugs.

· This creator estimates that at the least 10% of the distributed prescribed drugs should not used in any respect and sit idle within the drugs cupboards. They are ultimately expired and thrown away.

three. These corporations signal very lengthy-time period NNN leases, assured by their company property. This makes the funding within the underlying property pretty low danger, particularly for Walgreens with a S&P “A” ranking. In reality, these properties are typically known as funding-grade properties. Once the pharmacy chains signal the lease, they pay the hire promptly and well timed. This creator will not be conscious of any properties leased by one in every of these drugstore chains through which the tenants did not pay rents. Even when the shops are closed resulting from weak gross sales (Walgreens closed 119 shops in 2007), these corporations could sublease the properties to different corporations, e.g. Advance Auto Parts and proceed to pay rents on the grasp leases.

· A typical Walgreens lease consists of 20-25 yr major time period plus Eight-10 5-yr choices. During major time period and choices, there will probably be no hire will increase in a lot of the leases. This is the primary drawback of investing in Walgreens drugstores.

· A typical CVS lease consists of 20-25 yr major time period plus four-5 5-yr choices. The hire is often flat in the course of the major time period and then there’s a 2.5%-10% hire improve in every 5-yr choice.

· A typical Rite Aid lease consists of 20-25 yr major time period plus four-Eight 5-yr choices. The lease usually has a hire improve each 5-10 years.

Investment Risks

Although the pharmacy enterprise on the whole is recession-insensitive, there are dangers concerned in your funding:

1) The primary draw back about investing in pharmacies is there may be little or no hire bump for a very long time, e.g. 20-50 years, particularly for Walgreens. So the hire is successfully decreased after inflation is factored in. This is among the primary causes these properties don’t attraction to youthful buyers, particularly when the cap price is low.

2) The three drugstore chains now have a brand new formidable competitor, Walmart. Walmart sells prescribed drugs in additional than 4000 Walmart, Sam’s Club and Neighborhood Market shops in 49 states. As of 2012, Walmart is the third largest drug retailer with $17.4B in prescription gross sales, simply forward of Rite Aid with $17.1B in prescription gross sales. The retail big is understood for launching in 2006 a extremely-publicized $four generic prescription drug program which now sells 350 generic drugs for a 30-day provide. The precise variety of drugs is much less because the drugs with completely different strengths are counted as completely different drugs. For instance, Metformin 500 mg, 850 mg, and 1000 mg are counted as three drugs. Walmart most likely makes little or no income on these drugs if any. However, the advertising campaign–created by Bill Simon, the President and CEO of Walmart US, generates numerous publicity for Walmart. Walmart hopes to attract clients to its shops with different prescriptions the place it has increased revenue margins. In an unscientific survey with only one model-identify prescription of Lyrica, this creator finds the bottom value at Costco, the very best value at Walgreens and Walmart on the center. Other drug chains attempt to counter Walmart in numerous methods. Target now gives the identical 350 generic drugs for $four for a 30-day provide. Walgreens has a Prescription medicine membership with membership payment which gives 1400 generic drugs for as little as $1/week. CVS says it should match any gives from its rivals.

three) Chief Business Correspondent Rick Newman from US World & News Report predicted that Rite Aid won’t survive in 2009. Rite Aid continues to be round in 2012. The prediction appears to go away in 2012 as Rite Aid because it was capable of refinance the lengthy phrases money owed and gross sales income has elevated.

four) Drugs are additionally offered in hundreds of supermarkets, Target shops, and Costco warehouses. However, there are not any drive-by means of home windows at these shops or Walmart to conveniently drop off the prescriptions and choose up medicines. Customers won’t be able to select up their prescriptions throughout lunch hour or after 7PM at Target shops or supermarkets. They have to have membership to purchase medicines at Costco. Others could not fill their prescriptions at Walmart as a result of they do not wish to mingle with typical Walmart clients who’re in decrease revenue brackets. And some child boomers don’t desire their prescriptions stuffed at Target or Walmart as a result of there are not any snug chairs for them to take a seat down and wait for his or her medicines.

5) Drugs retail enterprise to a point is managed by the Pharmacy Benefits Managers (PBMs). Customers usually get prescription protection from their medical insurance corporations, e.g. Blue Cross. These PBM handle prescription advantages on behalf of the insurance coverage corporations. In 2012 Walgreens misplaced a contract valued at over $5 Billion with Express Scripts, a significant PBM. Walgreen income was instantly fallen within the first quarter of 2012 as Express Scripts clients can’t fill their prescriptions at Walgreens. The PBMs are additionally within the medicine retail enterprise by way of mail orders which don’t require leasing costly retail areas. The prescription mail orders presently seize over 20% market share of the entire prescription income. Should clients change their prescription buy habits to mail orders (there isn’t any such proof in 2012), it may have unfavorable influence to the enterprise of drugstore chains.

6) Many leases in areas with hurricanes and tornadoes are NNN leases apart from roof and construction. So if the roof is broken, you’ll have to pay for the bills.

7) The tenant could transfer to a brand new location down the highway or throughout the road when the lease expires. This danger is excessive when the property is positioned in small city the place there may be low barrier for entry, i.e. numerous vacant & developable land.

Eight) The tenant could ask for hire concession to enhance its backside line throughout powerful instances. The risk is increased if the tenant is Rite Aid and if the shop has low gross sales income and/or increased than market hire.

9) More Americans are strolling away from their prescriptions, particularly the costliest model-identify medicines. This could have unfavorable influence on the gross sales income and income of drug shops and consequently could trigger drug retailer closures. According to Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solution, a well being-care knowledge firm, practically 1 in 10 new prescriptions for model-identify medicine had been deserted by individuals with business well being plans in 2010. This is up 88% in comparison with four years in the past simply earlier than the recession started. This pattern is pushed partly by increased and increased co-pays for model identify medicine as employers are shifting extra insurance coverage prices to their staff.

Among three drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS pharmacies on the whole have the most effective areas-at main intersections whereas Rite Aid has lower than premium areas. Walgreens tends to rent solely the highest graduates from pharmacy colleges whereas Rite Aid settles with backside graduates to avoid wasting prices. When potential, all drugstore chains attempt to fill the prescriptions with generic drugs which have increased revenue margins.

1) Walgreens: the corporate was based in 1901 by Charles Walgreen, Sr. in Chicago. While the corporate has existed for greater than 100 years, most shops are solely 5-10 years outdated. This is the most effective managed firm among the many three drugstore chains and additionally among the many most admired public corporations within the US. The firm has been run by executives with confirmed monitor information and hires the highest graduates from universities. Due to its superior monetary strength–S&P A rating– and premium irreplaceable areas, properties with leases from Walgreens get the very best value per sq. foot and/or the bottom cap price among the many three drugstore chains. In addition, Walgreens will get flat hire or very low hire will increase for 20 to 60 years. The cap price is usually within the low 5% to six.5% vary in 2012. Investors who purchase Walgreens are typically extra mature, i.e. nearer to retirement age. They are in search of a secure funding the place it is extra vital to get the hire test than to get appreciation. They usually evaluate the returns on their Walgreens funding with the decrease returns from US treasury bonds or Certificate of Deposits from banks. Walgreens opened many new shops in 2008 and 2009 and thus you see many new Walgreens shops on the market. It will decelerate this growth in 2010 and past and give attention to renovation of present shops as a substitute.

2) CVS Pharmacy: CVS Corporation was based in 1963 in Lowell, MA by Stanley Goldstein, Sidney Goldstein, and Ralph Hoagland. The identify CVS stands for “Consumer Value Stores”. As of 2009, CVS has about 6300 shops within the US, principally by means of acquisitions. In 2004, CVS purchased 1,200 Eckerd Drugstores principally in Texas and Florida. In 2006, CVS purchased 700 Savon and Osco drugstores principally in Southern California. And in 2008 CVS acquired 521 Longs Drugs shops in California, Hawaii, Nevada and Arizona for $2.9B . The acquisition of Long Drugs seems to be a great one because it CVS didn’t have any shops in Northern CA and Arizona. Besides, the worth additionally included actual property. It can be purchased Caremark, one of many largest PBMs and modified the company identify to CVS Caremark. When CVS purchased 1,200 Eckerd shops, it fashioned a single-entity LLC (Limited Liability Company) to personal every Eckerd retailer. Each LLC indicators the lease with the property proprietor. In the occasion of a default, the proprietor can solely legally go after the property of the LLC and not from some other CVS-owned property. Although the proprietor loses the warranty safety from CVS company property, this creator will not be conscious of any incident the place CVS closes a retailer and doesn’t pay hire.

three) Rite-Aid: Rite Aid was based by Alex Grass (he simply handed away on Aug 27, 2009 on the age of 82) and opened its first retailer in 1962 as “Thrif D Discount Center” in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It formally integrated as Rite Aid Corporation and went public in 1968. By the time Alex Grassstepped down as the corporate’s chairman and chief govt officer in 1995, Rite Aid was the nation’s largest drugstore chain when it comes to complete shops and No. 2 when it comes to income. His son, Martin Grass, took over however was ousted in 1999 for overstatement of Rite Aid’s earnings within the late 1990s. Rite Aid is now the weakest financially among the many three drugstore chains. In 2007, Rite-Aid acquired about 1,850 Brooks and Eckerd drugstores, principally alongside the East coast to meet up with Walgreens and CVS. In the method, it added an enormous long run debt and is essentially the most leveraged drugstore chain based mostly on its market worth. The integration of Brooks and Eckerd didn’t appear to go properly. Revenue from a few of these shops went down as a lot as 20% after they alter the signal to Rite Aid. In 2009, Rite-Aid had over 4900 shops and over $26 Billion in revenues. The figures went down in 2010 to 4780 shops and $25.53 billion in income. On January 21, 2009 Moody’s Investor Services downgraded Rite Aid from “Caa1” to “Caa2”, eight notches beneath funding grade. Both rankings are “junk” which point out very excessive credit score danger. Rite Aid contacted quite a lot of its landlords in 2009 attempting to get hire concession to enhance the underside line. In June 2009, Rite Aid efficiently accomplished refinancing $1.9 Billion of its money owed. In 2012, Rite Aid advantages from Walgreens contract drawback with Express Scripts. Same retailer gross sales elevated 2.2%, three.2%, and three.6% for January, February and March of 2012, respectively. Rite Aid continues to be shedding cash in fiscal yr 2012 which led to March three, 2012. However, it’s shedding much less, $zero.43 per share in 2012 versus $zero.64 per share in fiscal yr 2011. The firm expects higher outlook in fiscal yr 2013.

Things to contemplate when invested in a pharmacy

If you have an interest in investing in a property leased by drugstore chains, right here are some things to contemplate:

1. If you need a low danger funding, go along with Walgreens. In steady or rising areas, the diploma of security is similar whether or not the property is in California the place you get a 5.5% cap or Texas the place it’s possible you’ll get a 6.5% cap. So, there isn’t any important benefit to spend money on properties in California because the property worth is predicated totally on the cap price. In 2012, the supplied cap price for Walgreens appears to return down from 7.5%-Eight.four% in 2009 to five.5%-6.5% for brand new shops.

2. If you might be keen to take extra danger, then go along with Rite-Aid. Some properties outdoors of California could provide as much as 9% cap price in 2012. However, among the many three drug chains, Rite Aid has 10.5% likelihood of going underneath in 2010. Should it declare chapter, Rite Aid has the choice to select and select which areas to maintain open and which areas to terminate the lease. To reduce the chance that the shop is shuttered, select a location with robust gross sales and low hire to income ratio.

three. Financing ought to be an vital consideration. While the cap price is decrease for Walgreens than Rite Aid, it is possible for you to to get the most effective charges and phrases for Walgreens.

four. If you aren’t a conservative investor or danger taker, it’s possible you’ll wish to contemplate a CVS pharmacy. It has BBB+ S&P credit standing. Its cap price is increased than Walgreens however decrease than Rite Aid. Some leases could provide higher hire bumps. On the opposite hand, some CVS leases, particularly for properties in hurricane areas, e.g. Florida should not actually NNN leases the place landlords are accountable for the roof and construction. So ensure you regulate the cap price down accordingly. Some of the CVS areas have onsite Minuteclinic staffed by registered nurses. Since this clinic concept was launched not too long ago, it is not clear having a clinic inside CVS is a plus or minus to the underside line of the shop.

5. All three drugstore chains have comparable necessities. They all need extremely seen, standalone, rectangular property round 10,000 – 14,500 SF on a 1.5 – 2 acre lot, ideally at a nook with about 75 – 80 parking areas in a rising and excessive site visitors location. They all require the property to have a drive-by means of. Hence, it’s best to keep away from buying an inline property, i.e. not standalone and property with no drive-by means of home windows. There is an opportunity that these drugstores could not wish to renew the lease until the property is positioned in a densely-populated space with no vacant land close by. In addition, in case you purchase a property that doesn’t meet the brand new necessities, for instance a drive-by means of, you might have an issue getting financing as lenders are conscious of those necessities.

6. If the pharmacy is opened 24 hours a day, it’s in a greater location. Drugstore chains don’t open the shop 24 hours day until the placement attracts clients.

7. Many properties could have a share lease, i.e. the owner can get further hire when the shop’s annual income exceeds a sure determine, e.g. $5M. However, the income used to compute share hire usually excludes a web page-lengthy checklist of things, e.g. wine and sodas, tobacco merchandise, gadgets offered after 10 PM, medicine paid by governmental packages. The excluded gross sales income may account for as a lot as 70% of retailer’s gross income. As a consequence, this creator has seen solely 2 shops through which the owner is ready to gather further share hire. The retailer with a share hire is required to report its annual gross sales to the owner. As an buyers, you wish to spend money on a retailer with robust product sales, e.g. over $500 per sq. foot a yr. In addition, you additionally wish to test the hire to income ratio. If the determine is within the 2-four% vary, the shop is more likely to be very worthwhile so the possibility the shop is shut down is low.

Eight. It doesn’t matter how good the tenants are, keep away from investing in declining, e.g. Detroit and/or low-revenue areas or small cities with lower than 30,000 residents inside 5 miles ring. In a small city, it could be the one drug retailer on the town and captures a lot of the market share. However, if a competitor opens a brand new location within the space, income could also be severely affected. In addition, the tenant can at all times strikes to a brand new location down the highway when the lease expires since there may be low barrier to entry in a small city. These properties are simple to purchase now and laborious to promote later. When the credit score market is tight, you might have issues discovering a lender to finance these properties.

9. Many properties have an present mortgage that the client should assume. If you may have a 1031 alternate, suppose twice about shopping for this property. You ought to clearly perceive mortgage assumption necessities of the lenders earlier than transferring ahead. Should you fail to imagine the prevailing mortgage (assuming an present mortgage is much more tough than getting a brand new mortgage), it’s possible you’ll run out of time for a 1031 alternate and could also be liable to pay capital achieve.

10. With few exceptions, drugstore chains don’t personal the shops they occupy for a number of causes. Here are simply a few them:

– They know the pharmacy enterprise however do not know actual property. Stock buyers additionally don’t desire Walgreens to turn into an actual property funding firm.

– Owning the actual property would require them to hold numerous long run money owed which isn’t an excellent concept for a publicly-traded firm.

11. About 10% of the pharmacy properties on the market and usually CVS pharmacies require very small quantity of fairness to accumulate, e.g. 10% of the acquisition value. However, you might be required to imagine an present totally-amortized mortgage with zero money move. That is, all the hire paid by the tenant have to be used to pay down the mortgage. The cap price could also be within the 7-9% vary, and the rate of interest on the mortgage could possibly be engaging within the 5.5% to six% vary. Hence, the investor pays off the mortgage in 10 to 20 years. However, you don’t have any constructive money move. This requires you to provide you with outdoors money to pay revenue tax on the rental income (the distinction between the hire and mortgage curiosity). The longer you personal the property, the extra outdoors money you will want to pay revenue taxes because the mortgage curiosity will get much less and much less towards the tip. So who would purchase this type of property?

– The buyers who’ve substantial losses from different funding properties. By buying this zero money move property, they could offset the revenue from the pharmacy tenant towards the losses from different funding properties. For instance, a property has $105,000 of rental income a yr, and the investor additionally has losses of $100,000 from different properties. As a consequence, the mixed taxable income are solely $5,000.

– The uninformed buyers who fail to contemplate that they’ve to lift more money to pay revenue taxes.

Out of the Box Thinking

If you set an excessive amount of weight on the S&P ranking of the tenants, it’s possible you’ll find yourself both taking numerous dangers or passing up good alternatives.

  1. A Good location ought to be the important thing in your choice on which drug retailer to spend money on. It’s usually stated a awful enterprise ought to do properly at an amazing location whereas the most effective tenant will fail at a awful location. A Walgreens retailer that’s closed down in a while (sure, Walgreens closed 119 shops in 2007) continues to be a foul funding though Walgreens continues paying hire on time. So you do not wish to blindly spend money on a drug retailer just because it has a Walgreens signal on the constructing.
  2. No firm is loopy sufficient to shut a worthwhile location. It doesn’t take rocket science to know financially-weak firm like Rite Aid will make each effort to maintain a worthwhile location open. On the opposite hand, a financially-robust Walgreens will want justifications to maintain an unprofitable location open. So how do you establish if a drug retailer location is worthwhile or not if the tenant will not be required to reveal its revenue & loss assertion? The reply is you can’t. However, you may make an informed guess based mostly on the shop’s annual gross income which is usually reported to the owner as required by the share clause within the lease. With the gross income, you possibly can decide the hire to revenue ratio. The decrease the ratio, the extra probably the shop is worthwhile. For instance, if the annual base hire is $250,000 whereas the shop’s gross income is $5M then the hire to revenue ratio is 5%. As a rule of thumb, it is laborious to make a revenue if this ratio is greater than Eight%. So in case you see a Rite Aid with three% hire to revenue ratio then it is probably a really worthwhile location. In the occasion Rite Aid declares chapter, it should hold this location open and proceed paying hire. If you see a Rite Aid drug retailer with three% hire to revenue ratio providing 10% cap, likelihood is it is a low danger funding with good returns and the tenant will almost certainly to resume the lease. The weak spot of company warranty from Rite Aid might be not as crucial and the chance of getting Rite Aid as a tenant will not be actually that important.
  3. Drug shops with new 25 years leases are inclined to promote at decrease cap, e.g. 6-7% cap on new shops versus cap on established areas with 5-10 years remaining on the lease. This is as a result of buyers are afraid that the tenants could not renew the leases. Unfortunately, lenders even have the identical concern! As a consequence, many lenders is not going to finance drug shops with 2-three years left on the leases. The indisputable fact that drugstores with new leases have a premium on the worth means they’ve potential of 20% depreciation (shopping for new at 6% cap and promoting at 7.5% cap when the leases have Eight yr left). Some buyers is not going to contemplate investing in drug shops with 5-10 years left on the lease. They may merely ignore the truth that the established shops could also be at irreplaceable areas with very robust gross sales. Tenants merely haven’t any different decisions aside from renewing the lease.

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