Thursday, April 26, 2018

Sears’ Remaining Stores May Not Garner Much Demand, as Retailer Faces New Struggles

NREI Online

Major mall REITs such as GGP Inc., Macerich and Simon Property Group have arguably already captured the best of Sears Holdings’s fleet of stores, through a series of 50-50 joint venture and outright sale transactions since 2012.

Whatever is left of the Hoffman Estate, Ill.-based retailer’s stores numbers less than 200 – and the company continues to announce closings. Seritage Growth Properties, the New York City-based REIT entity created in 2015 to lease and monetize the Sears properties, holds those and market professionals are not convinced that the remaining properties hold much value for landlords. . . . more