Raleigh/Durham MSA. Property is located within the City of Raleigh, 3 miles from North Carolina State University and 30,000+ students. Property is located on a highly visible hard corner with over 50,000 cars per day. The property is leased to and operated by Carrolls Restaurant Group, Burger King’s largest operator in the system. Carrolls recently renovated the entire store, exterior and interior, in 2014. The tenant reports annual sales and enjoys a healthy rent to sales ratio of less than 7%, which is strong. The Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area is consistently one of the fastest growing MSA’s in the United States, anchored by Research Triangle Park, and 3 major universities.
A triple net lease (triple–Net or NNN) is a lease agreement on a property where the tenant or lessee agrees to pay all real estate taxes, building insurance, and maintenance (the three “nets”) on the property in addition to any normal fees that are expected under the agreement (rent, utilities, etc.)
High demand from tenants. This demand remains strong as newer types of retailers have emerged and compete for the prime visibility and easy access (Urgent Care Centers and ER Centers, Dental Care, Wireless Carrier Stores).
Tenants desire the visibility as well as the control over their real estate. The building and signage reflects the retailers brand and image. Whereas in a shopping center a retailer would only get to put up a sign on the building, in a freestanding building the entire building is designed by the retailer. High visibility builds brands.
Majority of NNN retailers are national or regional tenants that have meticulous site selection criteria models (they know where they want to be which is why they sign the longer term leases and invest in their properties the way they do)