Jonathan Hipp
President & CEO
Calkain Realty Advisors

Executive Bio

Jonathan W. Hipp is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Calkain Companies and is a member of Calkain’s Executive Committee. Calkain is a national, commercial real estate firm which provides brokerage and consulting services for both private and institutional clientele and specializes in assisting Buyers and Sellers with the acquisition and disposition of single and multi-tenant net lease investment properties. The company is comprised of five divisions specializing in brokerage, advisory, asset management, capital markets and research.

Jonathan is one of the leading experts in Net Lease Investments in the United States. With over 25 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate, he manages the overall strategies and growth of Calkain and has successfully completed nearly $3 billion in investments throughout his career. Through his leadership and vision, Calkain has grown to $9.5 Billion in transactions. Mr. Hipp serves as a member on the President’s Council of the prestigious invitation-only Real Estate Roundtable. He is also an advisory board member for Globe St., the largest online commercial real estate publication and for France Media, Inc., the largest commercial real estate publisher in the United States. His unique industry expertise is manifested in a well-reviewed book he coauthored, The Little Book of Triple Net Lease Investing, which serves as a handbook for investors.

Calkain has been featured on ABC News and Jonathan is regularly interviewed and quoted in a variety of publications including Fortune, Fortune Small Business, Forbes, Real Estate Forum, National Real Estate Investor, Commercial Property News, Globe Street, Shopping Center Business, Southeast Property News, Washington Business Journal, Northeast Property News and CNN Business. He is a nationally recognized panelist, moderator and speaker at Net Lease and Real Estate conferences and seminars. Additionally, Jonathan writes a weekly column entitled “Net Lease Insider”, for

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    It is no secret cap rates for net lease properties, and investment real estate in general, have compressed dramatically in the last few years. This trend is especially pronounced for properties with investment grade tenants and long lease terms which are trading at all time low cap rates.

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  • Pharmacy’s Comeback Kid

    By all accounts, 2014 was a breakthrough year for Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD), and by extension, owners of Rite Aid net leased pharmacies. After struggling for over a decade with structural weaknesses in its business, ranging from accounting scandals to poor acquisitions, the company is finally managing to turn around its operations. All the while making some landlords very, very happy. …

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    The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) operates over 3,000 supermarkets and convenience stores in the United States. For the period ending January 31st, 2015, it generated revenues of $108.47 billion and net income of $1.728 billion. Kroger has an investment grade rating (BBB) from Standard and Poor's.

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    Jack in the Box (NASDAQ: JACK) operates and franchises Jack in the Box and Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurants in twenty-one (21) U.S. states. The company’s 2,888 stores are concentrated in California, where it was founded, Texas, and the Southwest.

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  • Quantifying the NNN Cap Rate Premium

    Single tenant triple net leased properties (NNN) trade at a premium relative to similar properties with so called double-net (NN) leases. NN leases typically require the landlord to retain some responsibility for the roof, structure or some other aspect of the property. Being the most passive real estate investment available, however, NNN properties require virtually no involvement of the landlord. This increases the demand by expanding the universe of potential buyers to include many Buyers…

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    On February 6, 2015, RadioShack filed for bankruptcy. The 94-year old retailer, unable to adapt to changing consumer tastes and compete with more efficient e-commerce competitors like Newegg, had posted negative earnings for 11 straight quarters. For those in the real estate business, the immediate question became what kind of impact the bankruptcy would have on properties with RadioShack as a tenant. The answer may very well be not much. …

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    2014 ended with a flurry of activity as people rushed to close deals by year end.

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