chi-qsr (2) Investors keep gravitating towards the quick service restaurant sector, pushing its median cap rate below other kinds of retail outlets.

CHICAGO—E-commerce may have hit many retailers hard, but some, at least from an investment standpoint, have seen benefits. Investors keep gravitating towards the quick service restaurant sector, pushing its median cap rate below other kinds of retail outlets. In the second quarter of 2017, the rate fell to just 5.56%, a 14 bp decline when compared to the prior year, according to a new study by the Boulder Group, a net lease firm in Northbrook, IL. Corporate leased QSR properties were more popular. Cap rates for that subsector decreased by 10 bps to 5.35% while franchise properties declined by 5 bps to 5.75% cap rate.