Big Shifts, Strong Opportunities: A 20-Year Analysis of Banking Real Estate Trends

Equity Retail Brokers is known for its expertise in the Greater Philadelphia banking sector, but the team recently decided to zoom out for a big-picture look at the national data on U.S. bank real estate over the past 20 years. Using five-year increments running from 2003 to 2022, Equity Retail Brokers’ banking experts dove into […]

Equity Retail Brokers Launches Online Resource for Buyers and Sellers of Triple-Net-Leased Commercial Real Estate Properties

Triple-net Trends site delivers cap rates (including by region) on more than 50 chains, along with customer visitations, comps and other key performance indicators; categories include automotive, big-box retail, banking, c-stores, and fast-casual/QSR restaurants. PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. (03/17/22)—Equity Retail Brokers today announced the launch of nnntrends.com—a one-stop-shop resource for investors in triple-net-lease properties nationwide. Available […]

‘Sweat Equity’ Is Still Relevant In Real Estate Site Selection

Back when national retail and restaurant chains were blanketing the country with hundreds of stores, hunches occasionally played a role in real estate site-selection. As part of an East Coast rollout, an up-and-coming chain could open three or four new locations in each of several metro areas. If hard data on traffic, sales, demographics and […]

Sale-Leasebacks For Banks: Tips for Achieving Maximum Results

Equity Retail Brokers (ERB) offers a full suite of services for banking-sector clients. Our last post (“Bank Properties for Sale: Why Handling Bank Transactions Requires Flexibility and Finesse”) covered best practices around the sale of income-producing bank properties as well as the disposition of vacant branches and underperforming assets. Another ERB service — sale-leaseback transactions […]

Bank Properties for Sale: Why Handling Bank Transactions Requires Flexibility and Finesse

When marketing a bank property for sale – whether a still-operating neighborhood branch or a vacant bank building in need of timely disposition – the agents at Equity Retail Brokers stay focused on a straightforward set of objectives. “In working on behalf of financial institutions, our ultimate goal is always securing the highest-possible return,” said […]

Renovation Pays Dividends for Equity Retail Brokers Client - But It Wasn’t Easy!

The new Di Bruno Bros. store at the renovated Strafford Shopping Center Strafford Shopping Center is ready for its second act thanks to a multimillion-dollar renovation overseen by Equity Retail Brokers. But getting there required overcoming one challenge after another — from construction snags and regulatory roadblocks to the chaos of Covid-19.

Equity Retail Brokers Oversees Reboot of 1950s-Era Strafford Shopping Center

When Di Bruno Bros. opened at Strafford Shopping Center this past March, the excitement in surrounding Wayne, Pennsylvania, was palpable. The beloved Italian marketplace—a visual as well as a culinary feast with an 80-year history in Philadelphia—was putting la dolce vita in easy reach for the whole community. And thanks to a multimillion-dollar shopping center renovation […]

Commercial Property for Sale –Getting Ready for the Deal

By Ken McEvoy, Principal, Equity Retail Brokers When you have a commercial property for sale, it’s important to take an enterprising, deliberate and creative approach to getting it ready to put on the market. Below are five tips for maximizing the value of a retail commercial property for sale, whether a multi-tenant shopping center or […]

How to Negotiate a Retail Lease—the Letter of Intent (LOI)

Signing a letter of intent is an important milestone on the path to negotiating a retail lease. The LOI is a nonbinding agreement that puts businesses and landlords on the same page before either party signs the more-detailed—and legally binding—retail lease. Equity Retail Brokers routinely negotiates letters of intent on behalf of clients ranging from […]

Equity Retail Brokers’ ‘Wish List’ Items for the Year

If you go to the Equity Retail Brokers page on LinkedIn and scroll through the posts from the past eight or nine months, you’ll see lots of perfectly normal content for a firm like ours. There are store-opening announcements congratulating Pancheros, Starbucks, Firestone and other clients; pics and videos highlighting leasing and land-sale opportunities; status […]