Christian Brothers Automotive TENANT OVERVIEW


Pros

  • Corporate backed leases
  • Frequent rent increases
  • Absolute NNN leases

Cons

  • Difficult to repurpose building
  • Private company
  • Possible environmental risks

Tenant Description

Christian Brothers Automotive is a growing auto service provider.

Christian Brothers’ leases are very attractive to investors, typically 15 years and require zero landlord responsibilities. The leases will commonly feature 1.5% annual rent increases. New Christian Brothers’ locations are selected and constructed by the company before being sub-leased to their franchisees. The company will target locations with growth potential in high income areas. The company has a great track record, recording zero store closures in 20 years of franchising. Every Christian Brothers is locally owned and operated.

Auto repair buildings pose a challenge to retenant with anything other than another auto repair shop. Some investors may also have concerns with the potential environmental liability which can arise from the auto repair businesses.

Christian Brothers started in Mission Bend, Texas in 1982. From its inception, Christian Brothers wanted to focus on customer service and high-quality auto repair services. After helping a friend open another repair shop, the founder Mark Carr saw that his practices and principles could help repair shops thrive in different communities and under different management. This inspired Carr to begin franchising Christian Brothers Automotive in 1996. Today, Christian Brothers has grown to over 160 locations across 22 states.

Average Cap Rate
6.20%
12 mo avg with 10+ yr lease term
Average Property & Lease
Average Sale Price $2,418,333
NOI $149,937
$/Square Foot $400 - $480
Building SF 5,000 - 6,000
Lot Size 0.50 - 1.25 acres
Lease Term 15 Years
Escalations 1.5% Annually starting in lease year 6
Stock Symbol N/A
Credit Rating
S&P N/A
Moody's N/A
Average Cap Rate Trend
6.48%
2015
6.36%
2016
Rates reflect last 12 mos, short and long-term
Recent Sales Comps
Greeley, CO 5.50%
Carrollton, TX 6.75%
Wichita, KS 6.20%