Are Triple Net Investments Better Than the Stock Market?

Feb 19, 2019 | Blog, Triple Net - NNN or Net Net Net

The answer is yes – a NNN investment is better than the stock market if you want a low-risk investment with a guaranteed return. If you are considering investing in either the stock market or commercial real estate for asset accumulation, and you’re hoping for consistent, monthly income with fixed increases, triple net lease stability far outweighs the stock market to fulfill those goals.

NNN Lease Investments Offer Reliable Returns

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Properly chosen NNN investment properties are safe assets that preserve cash flow and yield a reliable, increasing return with no owner responsibility. And because a triple net lease is a legal contract with pre-set rental increases – it will not suddenly disappear or lose value tomorrow. When you own a triple-net property that has a high-credit tenant, like McDonald’s or Dollar General, you benefit from a worry-free, recession-proof investment.

Stock Market Volatility vs. Triple Net Lease Stability

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The stock market is volatile. It is at the mercy of economic perceptions, predictions, interest rates, changing laws, and politics. These factors can create large by-the-minute swings in share value, making the stock market more difficult to rely upon for asset and income preservation.  

With stocks and bonds, you can lose as much as you gain, with no control over the outcome, and there is a significant risk of losing a lifetime of wealth just when you need it most. Yes, stocks offer liquidity, but at what cost or penalty? And do you have the flexibility to wait for the market to be “just right” to sell? Stock markets can crash. The right NNN investment will not. A triple net lease investment guarantees stability and revenue.

NNN Investment Benefits

  • Income and asset stability
  • Consistent monthly income with periodic increases
  • 10-20 years of passive, steady returns
  • No maintenance, operations, or management concerns or costs
  • A strong corporate-backed lease guarantee
  • Tax benefits
  • Use of capital gains in a §1031 tax-deferred exchange

“When you own stocks or bonds the value of the investment lies strictly within a piece of paper promising repayment or income. When you own a NNN property, there are multiple guarantees bolstering the asset – a lease with a strong tenant promising to pay a guaranteed rental income stream and the tangible underlying real estate value adding another layer of security to the investment.”

– Jason Simon, Vice President, Westwood Net Lease Advisors


How to Find the Best NNN Investment

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It is important to use a reputable buyer’s broker to assist with your investment, as there are many variables in the process that should be completed with total accuracy to maximize your profitability. To secure the best NNN investment, an experienced Westwood Net Lease Advisor can help you locate an available triple net property anywhere in the country that fits your goals and is tied to lifestyle trends and necessity, like dollar stores, drugstores, banks, medical, casual dining, and fast-food chains. These businesses have proven, even in tough economic times, their ability to stay profitable.  

To Wrap it Up

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Triple Net Investing Beats the Stock Market for Stability

The long-term revenue generating capability and stability of triple net lease commercial real estate is a reliable, passive, guaranteed source of income. NNN investments far outweigh the volatility and ambiguity of the stock market with an assurance that your investment will provide consistent cash flow.

Our Westwood Net Lease Advisors specialize in NNN investments – we know the market and are well-known in the marketplace. We work hard to find the right property for your goals and give you the confidence to navigate the often-complex process with ease while offering objective advice, education, knowledge, and advocacy. Contact us today for your no-obligation consultation. 314-997-5227


*Note: Westwood Net Lease Advisors has made every attempt to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided. Westwood Net Lease Advisors does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained herein. We are not lawyers, accountants (CPAs), or certified financial planners, nor is the information herein considered legally-binding legal advice, tax guidance, or financial counsel. 


Written by Kristin D. Sadler

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