AutoZone store.

Cap rates for the single tenant net leased auto parts store sector increased by 18 basis points to 6.44%, from the fourth quarter of 2018 to the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the Q42019 Net Lease Auto Parts Store Report published by Wilmette-based The Boulder Group.

An increase in the supply of vintage properties with shorter lease terms remaining drove the rise in cap rates. “It is better for financing and better to know for sure you have your tenant in place,” says Randy Blankstein, President of The Boulder Group. “With shorter lease terms, rollover risk happens sooner.”

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