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    SONIC in Raleigh, NC Sold!

    Brisky Net Lease represented an institutional seller in the transaction of this Sonic in the vibrant Raleigh, NC market. The NNN Lease had zero landlord responsibilities, & 19+ years of term remaining. The location is operated by franchisee Great American Hospitality with 20 Sonic locations across North and South Carolina. This Sonic has great visibility on a high traffic corner that is located within the Plaza West Shopping Center which is anchored by grocer Harris Teeter and includes several other local and national retailers.

    This Sonic is located in west Raleigh, which has excellent demographics and a growing population. The city has ranked as one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, according to Forbes.

    SONIC, founded in 1953, is the largest drive-in restaurant brand in the United States with more than 3,500 restaurants in 46 states. SONIC is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. The Inspire portfolio has grown to encompass nearly 32,000 restaurants across more than 70 global markets and all 50 states.



    Brian Brisky MN #40546562 | Broker of Record: Brian Brockman NC #298998

    Gas Stations — A Surprisingly Stable Investment

    Savvy investors are always on the hunt for their next venture, and alternative property types have grown in popularity over the years. But one of the most stable alternative investment properties may surprise you: gas station-convenience stores.

    Gas stations with attached convenience stores are low-risk, long-term investments that provide income flow for years to come, but there are always many factors to consider before investing in commercial real estate.

    Learn about the pros and cons of gas stations as NNN investments and how you can find the perfect investment property with Brisky Net Lease!

    Reasons to Consider Purchasing a Gas Station

    The gas station-convenience store combination is a seemingly basic idea that significantly impacts our economy and everyday lives. They provide essential services and products that don’t depend on the advancement of technology, keeping them relevant since the invention of the automobile.

    Gas stations evolved to fit modern-day customer and market demand by offering reward programs, comprehensive shopping capabilities, partnerships with grocery stores, and more. Even throughout multiple economic crises and significant world events, gas stations’ revenue has continued to grow.


    Regarding NNN lease investments, you should always consider a gas station/convenience store’s location before investing in the property. Choosing a site in a high-traffic area with access to drug stores or fast food businesses will bring more people to your location.

    NNN Lease Terms

    Depending on the tenants, gas station-convenience store NNN leases can run for up to 25 years. You’ll also worry less about the effects of inflation, as there should be set contract terms allowing you to increase the property’s rent.

    Regardless of a gas station company’s preferred lease type, you’ll be paid rent, and you won’t have to worry about maintenance or other issues.

    Creditworthy Tenants

    You should always ensure that your gas station/convenience store tenants have good-standing credit, a low risk of defaulting on loans or payments, and be financially stable.

    As an NNN lease investor, it’s important to always do your due diligence and perform a financial assessment for the potential tenant to protect yourself and your investment.

    Potential Risks

    No investment comes without risk, so it’s important to acknowledge the potential risks of owning a gas station. In urban or suburban markets, it can be hard to find an ideal location, as there is a lot of competition and little room for more competitors. On the other hand, locations in rural markets may not enough customers to be profitable due to the smaller population.

    There is also a risk of fire or environmental contamination due to possible fuel leaks, combustive materials, and human error. However, you can always minimize the chance of something like this happening by taking preventive safety measures.

    Completing regular inspections and equipment maintenance, following safety procedures, and investing in proper insurance coverage are simple things that can make a huge difference.

    Choosing a Gas Station for an NNN Lease

    The NNN market is moving fast, so you need to know what you want in a gas station and a convenience store before taking the plunge. To help maximize your potential profits, consider hiring a representative before negotiating lease terms, as a high ROI is the ultimate goal.

    Another important factor when considering investing in a gas station-convenience store is the property’s condition and curb appeal.

    A gas station that looks worn down will not generate the same income as a “nice-looking” one, and you might spend more money on updates and repairs.

    Choose an NNN Lease Partner You Can Rely On

    For help finding the perfect NNN investment property, get in touch with the professionals at Brisky Net Lease. Our professional team can identify the best properties in the best locations — helping you meet your financial goals.

    With our extensive commercial real estate track record, you’ll walk into your next lease negotiation confidently and with an experienced team on your side.

    Contact us today to learn more about our available properties and buyer representation services.

    NNN Ashley Homestore | Michigan | SOLD!

    Brisky Net Lease represented the seller in the transaction of this NNN Ashley Homestore in Flint, MI. The newly remodeled location is situated along a busy retail corridor and features a large parking lot and pylon sign with excellent street visibility of more than 20.5K vehicles per day. This low rent, excellent investment property is operated by a strong multi-unit franchisee and has high foot traffic, according to Placer.

    Flint, Michigan is the largest city and the county seat of Genesee County. The city is located in the heart of Michigan along the Flint River, about 66 miles northwest of Detroit and 55 miles northeast of Lansing.

    Ashley is a home furnishing retailer that first opened in 1997 in Anchorage, Alaska. Ashley is the number 1 furniture retailer in the U.S. and one of the world’s best-selling furniture store brands with more than 1,050 locations in over 60 countries.



    Brian Brisky MN #40546562 | Broker of Record: Brian Brockman MI #6502428679

    NNN Kum & Go | Arkansas | SOLD!

    Brisky Net Lease represented the seller in the transaction of this NNN Kum & Go convenience store in Bono, AR. The location is a strong performer with data to back it up, giving the investor an excellent opportunity to invest in the 18th largest convenience store operator, according to CStore Decisions. The large format store with a large 2.4 acre lot has excellent visibility along a major thoroughfare in town.

    Kum & Go is a family-owned operation run by Kyle J. Krause, son and grandson of the original founders. The company employs over 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores across 11 states. Kum & Go is part of Krause Group, a family of businesses which also includes Solar Transport, the Des Moines Menace soccer team, and Italian wineries Vietti and Enrico Serafino, in addition to real estate and agriculture operations.


    Brian Brisky MN #40546562 | Bang Realty-Arkansas Inc – License #PB00082359

    NNN Goodwill | Georgia | SOLD!

    Brisky Net Lease represented an institutional buyer in the transaction of this NNN Goodwill in Georgia. The 46,000 SF building had 12+ years remaining on the lease with rent increases every 5 years. The property has great visibility off a major highway and is surrounded by several other national and local retailers. This location is a mission critical asset for Goodwill as it serves a dual purpose for their organization, as both a retail store as well as a career center. Goodwill’s career centers are funded by merchandise sales in Goodwill’s retail training stores, and their Job Connection-Career Center services are provided at no cost to job seekers. Part of Goodwill Southern Rivers, which has seventeen locations throughout South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama serving an average of 17,000 job seekers annually and placing more than 6,000 in employment.


    Cameron Cropsey MN #40555735 | Broker of Record: Brian Brockman, Bang Realty GA #378952

    NNN Panera | Spartanburg, SC | SOLD!

    Brisky Net Lease represented an institutional seller in the transaction of this recently opened Panera Bread in the terrific Spartanburg, SC community. The NNN Ground Lease has zero landlord responsibilities and healthy rent bumps every five years. The building, occupied by the top ranked brand, has a great location situated on a hard corner with a signalized intersection where it receives excellent visibility along a busy retail corridor. Panera operates as Panera Bread®, Saint Louis Bread Co or St. Louis Bread Company in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Panera Bread is part of Panera Brands, one of the largest fast casual restaurant platforms in the U.S.


    Brian Brisky MN #40546562 | Broker of Record: Brian Brockman, SC #108250

    Dollar Tree | Oklahoma | SOLD!

    Brisky Net Lease represented the buyer in the transaction of a brand new Dollar Tree in Sulphur, OK. The newly developed building was constructed with the tenant’s most recent prototype. The Brand new 10 year lease had limited landlord responsibilities and was sold as part of a portfolio transaction.

    About Dollar Tree
    Dollar Tree, Inc., ranked 137 on the Fortune 500 list, and is a leading operator of discount variety stores that has served North America for more than 63 years. Operating under the brands Dollar Tree and Family Dollar, the company has more than 16,000 stores across the 48 contiguous states and five Canadian provinces, supported by a coast-to-coast logistics network and more than 200,000 associates.


    Brian Brisky MN #40546562 | Broker of Record: Brian Brockman, Bang Realty. OK #177814

    How NNN Financing Works: Explained

    A triple net lease, also known as an NNN lease, has become a preferred investment option in the past few years, mainly because it favors the investor in many different ways. It’s a stable and long-term investment, which is why it’s so popular in recent years – but how does NNN financing work?

    For anyone looking to invest in an NNN lease, we’ve comprised a helpful guide on everything you need to know about what it means to make an NNN lease investment and how NNN financing works.

    First – What Are Types of Net Leases?

    There are different types of net leases: A single net lease requires the tenant to pay only the property taxes in addition to rent. However, with a double net lease, the tenant pays rent plus the property taxes and insurance premiums. The best net lease for landlords is the triple net lease, also known as a net-net-net lease or an NNN lease, in which the tenant pays rent plus all three additional expenses.

    Triple Net Financing

    When investing in an NNN asset, the buyer is obligated to fulfill several requirements, like having an accredited net worth of $1 million. This excludes the option of up to $200,000 in income, or $300,000 if it’s a joint venture and the value of the initial home of the filer.

    Considering that, it might feel risky for a smaller investor to use the advantages of an NNN lease. However, there are ways for small investors to make a move by reaching out to REITs (real estate investment trusts), which are fully functional cash pools for acquiring NNN lease properties.

    Here are a few of the triple net financing options for small and mid investors:

    • REITs – A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a company that owns and finances income-producing real estate. REITs often own different types of commercial real estate and are able to offer financing for many real estate investment options, including triple net financing.
    • 1031 Exchange – A 1031 exchange is a real estate investing tool that allows investors to swap out an investment property for another and defer capital gains/losses or capital gains tax that you otherwise would have to pay at the time of sale.
    • Lender Financing – Lender financing simply means an individual, group (public or private), or financial institution funds your real estate investment with the expectation that their loan will be repaid with interest or fees.


    When Financing NNN Assets, Here’s What to Look Out For:

    The Quality of the Tenant

    This refers to the credit ratings of the tenant, usually rated by some of the biggest credit rating agencies like Moody, Fitch, or Standard & Poor. The bigger the company, sometimes you’ll see better credit ratings, which can mean financial stability. However, not all large tenants have a great credit rating.

    There are several factors to consider, including years in business, debt obligations, and more. Creditworthiness can be a difficult factor to quantify, which is why working with a professional is often the best route to ensure success.

    If the tenant is small, like a family-owned business, for example, their credit rating might not be as high, but they may still be a good fit for the location.

    Inspect the Current Lease Agreement

    The lease structure should include terms, rent increases, options to extend or terminate, obligations of both the tenant and landlord, and more. Often, when you buy an NNN property, it will already be occupied by a tenant, so paying close attention to the contract details is paramount.

    Closely inspect the remaining lease terms and the lease-renewal options the tenant might have since your loan will depend on those terms of the lease. For instance, if the tenant is left with five more years until the lease expires, your loan term will also be five years; if there are ten more years to go, that’s how long your loan will be in effect.

    Property & Market Conditions

    There are many factors to look at pertaining specifically to the property, such as age and condition of the property, environmental factors, location, traffic counts, and surrounding developments.

    In addition, local and current market factors like Covid-19, the retail climate, interest rates, consumer confidence, economic climate, and more are all additional considerations to be fully acquainted with.

    Is NNN Financing for You?

    Most likely – yes! From tax exemptions to collecting a steady, passive income, investing in an NNN property is definitely worth it. The bigger the buyer’s net worth, the better the chances of a smooth acquisition.

    From leasing an NNN property to acquiring one, Brisky Net Lease offers several services according to your criteria. Additionally, you’ll get exclusive insight into the vast gallery of NNN assets for sale.

    If you’ve been exploring options to invest in an NNN property but don’t know how to go about it, contact us to schedule an appointment and go through all the details surrounding NNN leases.

    NNN Tupelo, MS | ALDI | Sold!

    Brisky Net Lease represented an institutional seller in the transaction of this lower rent/excellent price point Aldi in Tupelo, MS. The ground Lease structure has over fifteen years remaining and zero landlord responsibilities. The sale offered the buyer the opportunity to invest in a grocery store chain that is on track to be the third largest in the United States behind Kroger and Walmart. The newly remodeled store is located on a hard corner with a signalized intersection where it receives excellent visibility along a busy retail corridor.

    Founded by the Albrecht family, the first ALDI store opened in 1961 in Germany, making ALDI the first discounter in the world. Headquartered in Batavia, Illinois, ALDI now has more than 2,100 stores across 38 states, employs over 25,000 people and has been steadily growing since opening its first US store in Iowa in 1976.


    Broker of Record: Bang Realty-Mississippi, Inc | Brian Brockman MS #21542

    Chick-fil-A | Sold

    Brisky Net Lease represented an institutional seller in the transaction of this established Chick-fil-A location in Carrollton, GA. This NNN Ground Lease has zero landlord responsibilities, low rent and significant rent growth. The property had an attractive location positioned along a busy retail corridor, with easy access and high traffic counts and visibility. Carrollton is a city in the northwest region of Georgia, about an hour west of Atlanta near the Alabama state line. It is the county seat of Carroll County, which is included in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area

    Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,800 restaurants in 47 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada.


    Brian Brisky MN #40546562 Broker of Record: Bang Realty-Georgia, Inc | Brian Brockman GA #378952