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The hottest retail sector today? Dollar stores

The hottest retail sector today? Dollar stores

It seems like an ordinary retail transaction: Mid-America Real Estate Corporation's net lease investment group recently closed the sale of an 8,320-square-foot Family Dollar store in Indianapolis. But such sales are becoming a trend. Few sectors of the retail segment are as hot today as dollar stores. Not only are investors purchasing these businesses with increasing frequency, the three major players in the dollar industry are opening new stores across the country at a brisk clip.

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Crowdfunding company Realty Mogul likes what it sees in Kansas, Tennessee

Crowdfunding company Realty Mogul likes what it sees in Kansas, Tennessee

Not too many commercial real estate companies can say they've been featured in TechCrunch, the techhiest of all tech Web sites. But Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Realty Mogul has, thanks to its unique idea of allowing investors to pool their money online to buy shares of pre-vetted commercial real estate investments. The founders of Realty Mogul call this "crowdfunding."

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Andy Cates: Making an impact in Memphis

It's an understatement to say that Andy Cates is busy. The executive vice president of brokerage services with the Memphis office of Colliers International, after all, has during his career completed more than 450 transactions involving more than 45 million square feet since joining Colliers International in 1998.