Right now, a shared obstacle which is completely out of the control of both buyers and sellers of retail property is the volatility of the ten-year treasury, which is how a lot of retail property is financed. The unknowns can outnumber the knowns in this arena. Interest rates increases are fairly easy to understand, but the question of what is driving the increase in the ten-year T-note is much more complicated. So Marcus & Millichap’s research department has put together a great video describing exactly what’s behind that increase, and what might lie ahead.

As always one must pay attention to Retail’s Details. You can see that video below: