The Orginial Realty Investing Magazine

While it may be famous for online shopping, one of Amazon’s biggest plays is actually in real estate.

Don’t confuse this digital giant with online being a company in the cloud. Amazon is a major real estate mogul, and it is growing its physical footprint. What lessons can all investors take away from this?

Whole Foods

Amazon’s big acquisition of Whole Foods was more than just a play into the grocery market. Last year Reuters stated that REITs who were holding warehouses like those Amazon has used for distribution centers raised rents over 20% in just 3 months. National Real Estate Investor notes that the $14B Whole Foods acquisition gives Amazon 440 new stores and 11 regional distribution centers to use to process and ship other Amazon goods. Grant Cardone says he loves income properties new Whole Foods due to the ‘Whole Foods Effect’. This has proven to add as much as 4x the value to local residential properties according to US News.

Amazon the Real Estate Mogul

Amazon is the largest land owner in Seattle, WA. By 2022 it is estimated the retail giant could own 12 million square feet of space across 40 buildings. It has also invested in land for public parks, helps train locals for jobs, and has tested out various physical store concepts in Seattle.

Investors have been eager to snap up buildings which house Amazon as a tenant too. Last year two office building sales fetched $299M and $247M, and were bought by foreign investors. Another sold in early 2017 for $269M, or $925 per square foot, about double the price it sold for back in 2005.

More Coming

Amazon has ventured into just about every industry out there. However, more real estate plays, and its tablet, phone, and smart home device efforts could be setting it up for an even bigger stake in real estate in the future. Today so much real estate is traded online. It could make sense for Amazon to tackle in the future, once it nails its grocery business operations.

Investment Opportunities

Find out more about investing in secured debt and real estate, go to NNG Capital Fund

Views: 1


You need to be a member of REALTY411 to add comments!

Join REALTY411


Our investment publication is owned by active real estate investors. Our free educational network was created to help readers grow wealth.


What kind of deals are you doing right now? We want to know!

Started by Realty411 Magazine. Last reply by Hanni G. Oct 19, 2010. 9 Replies

Tell us what kind of deals you are doing right now? What is succeeding in today's market for you?We want to know all about it! Our goal is to help others with our knowledge.Thanks!Continue

Save up to $9,600 for every employee you hire.

Started by Larry Potter. Last reply by Larry Potter Jun 20. 1 Reply

Hello,Keeping businesses informed of new or expanded Federal Tax Programs is very important to us. We’ve identified a tax credit that Client Company immediately qualifies for and want to reach out to you personally.This program falls under the…Continue

Tags: Stryde, Solutions, GMC, Credit, Tax

Unsecured USA Business Lines - Funding in 10-15 days

Started by Larry Potter. Last reply by tyree mcIntyre Jul 15, 2013. 1 Reply

* $50K- $100K or More* No collateral required* No financial or tax returns* We work…Continue

Tags: lines, funding, business, unsecured


Started by Daniel Williams. Last reply by Samuel Rodriguez Jun 16, 2012. 1 Reply

We have the right funding for YOU!WE FINANCE... Golf Course~Shopping Centers~Self Storage Units~Multi Family/Apartments Buildings~Construction~Office Buildings~Gas Stations~Refinance~Resturants~Funeral Homes~Hotels/Motels~Hotels Resorts and…Continue

New Fannie Mae Guidelines - IF YOU BUY FORECLOSURES, this is YOU!

Started by Chris Donaldson. Last reply by Ben Van Gaasbeek Jun 10, 2010. 1 Reply

We got this news yesterday and thought I would share with anyone who has not seen the release.  Title Defect – Mortgage Loans Secured by Properties Subject to Unexpired Redemption PeriodCertain state laws provide for a "redemption period" after a…Continue

Tags: Guidelines, Fannie

finding funding for my project

Started by Theodore(Ted) Fields Jan 13. 0 Replies

Hello group, I purchase properties in urban areas as to take advantage of all tax creditsI lease these properties to government and  non-government entities to get above market rentsI purchase form the agencies I do business with this gives me first…Continue

© 2017   Created by Realty411 Magazine.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service