Dollar Stores - David vs. Goliath

Date: November 30, 2023

Location: Novi, MI

Great Lakes Chapter
Mrs. Kaczor
Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel
21111 Haggerty
Novi, MI 48375
Rice, David



Class begins at 3:00

Class ends at 5:00

Additional Information

This two-hour presentation provides continuing education for Michigan Assessors and appraisers.  It begins with an overview of the dollar store retail concept in competition to big box stores.  The “Big Three”- Dollar General, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree dominate the market.  Real estate requirements, typical lease terms and rates of return are presented together with national data sources.


The build to suit development model is explored with regional examples illustrating the significant value change from fee simple to leased fee.


New concepts for dollar stores are discussed and contrasted to big box retail stores.  Valuation challenges for each type of property are reviewed.

National Disclaimer

This Educational Program was developed and organized by the Appraisal Institute Chapter offering the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) of current local interest solely for educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program.

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State Credit

Please note that 100% attendance is required in order to receive any approved state credit or to be awarded AI CE points. It is imperative that you check with your state board for state approval information before completing registration.

Other Information

If you have a disability and require accommodation, please notify the sponsor at least two weeks in advance for reasonable accommodations to be arranged.

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