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Photo of Steve Shanahan “Investors continue to believe in the value of retail investments,” Shanahan says.

CARLSBAD, CA—Anchored shopping centers offer the best investment opportunity, especially in centers with centers in which supermarkets hold the anchor position, according to Real Capital Markets’ May 2017 Retail Sentiment Report. Based on RCM’s survey of retail investors earlier this month, the report finds anchored centers cited by more than 40% of respondents, due largely to the relative ease of underwriting these properties.

“Anchored centers, whether highlighted by a grocery store or another strong big box retailer, remain the category where the majority of investors see the greatest opportunity,” says Steve Shanahan, executive managing director with Carlsbad, CA-based RCM. “Though e-commerce is highly disruptive for so many businesses, grocery stores may be among the least vulnerable.”

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Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny is managing editor of Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com. He has been reporting on business since 1988 and on commercial real estate since 2007. He is based at ALM Real Estate Media Group's offices in New York City.

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