Retail Market Forecasts Continued Growth

Retail is never boring. In the age of click-bait, the headlines would have you believe retail is dying or at least mortally wounded. Over 8,000 stores closed this year, over 300 firms declared bankruptcy. Millennials aren’t spending money on ‘things’; everyone is shopping online, Amazon is unstoppable.

Since the signing of the JOBS Act in 2012 and more specifically the changes to Regulation D, which previously restricted the direct solicitation of investors, crowdfunding platforms for commercial real estate have seen tremendous growth.

The initial passing of the JOBS Act in 2012 allowed for direct solicitation but limited it to accredited investors. Accredited investor meaning any person with an annual income of $200,000.00 a year for the past two years, or an individual’s net worth exceeding $1 million dollars, excluding their primary residence.


Triple net, net, gross, modified gross, and full service are all terms that can be used to describe a commercial real estate lease. As you enter the marketplace, it is imperative to know what kind of lease you are signing as this will explain to what level you are responsible for the operating expenses of a commercial building.

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