5 at 5: Your Daily Digest for Real Estate Investing, 5/4/21

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Yellen about interest rates, Sears as a school, emerging industrial markets, climate changes the housing markets, and tips on two retail REITs.

In Today’s News

Treasury Secretary Yellen Says Rates May Have to Rise

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen conceded that interest rates may have to rise to keep a lid on the burgeoning economic growth brought on in part by trillions in stimulus spending, CNBC reports today.

The Millionacres takeaway: Yellen doesn’t head the Fed anymore, but she’s certainly an insider, and if she thinks rates could be on the rise, it might be a good time to think about how you and your portfolio should respond.

That Vacated Sears Store May Reopen As a Public School

Mall owners have hit on a new way to fill gaping holes left by failed department stores and other departing big-box tenants: hosting public schools in need of more space, The Wall Street Journal reports today.

The Millionacres takeaway: Charter schools are an especially attractive target, since they’re popping up in many states and are in quick need of space. They also don’t need a whole mall and can use empty commercial real estate that’s not at a mall at all, too.

Here Are the Top 5 Emerging Industrial Markets for 2021

GlobeSt.com shares here a rundown from Colliers International Group (NASDAQ: CIGI) on rising contenders for new prominence in the country’s industrial market, which continues more than 10 years of consecutive quarterly growth.

The Millionacres takeaway: Not sure I’d characterize Austin, Texas, as “emerging,” but let’s not quibble: There’s some good intel here for those researching their investments in this segment.

Today on Millionacres

Is the U.S. on the Verge of a Climate-Driven Housing Crisis?

The reality of climate change, including the current and potential near-term effects, has become generally accepted in the United States, and it’s already driving relocation decisions for many.

The Millionacres takeaway: Our Liz Brumer explains for skeptics uncertain as to whether these changes will actually impact demand in their market that there’s plenty of evidence to support that it will, in fact, influence both demand and sale prices.

2 Retail REITs to Buy in May

The retail side of the commercial real estate industry has been hammered by the pandemic, and the emerging winners may include those companies savvy enough to buy or redevelop properties that can attract and keep resilient tenants.

The Millionacres takeaway: With that in mind, our Matthew DiLallo puts his discerning eye on what makes Agree Realty (NYSE: ADC) and Kimco Realty (NYSE: KIM) great real estate investment trusts (REITs) for investors to consider buying this month.

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