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Chris Barry

VP, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations,

National Retail Properties, Inc.

  • VP of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, National Retail Properties
  • Member of the National Investor Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

About Chris

Chris Barry is vice president of corporate communications and investor relations for National Retail Properties, Inc. He joined the company in May 1996 and oversees all media relations, internal and external communications, and retail investor relations. Mr. Barry is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.  

Chris's Videos

The COVID-19 pandemic has been our second real-time stress test. Similar to the 2008-09 financial crisis, the 2020-21 period has validated the National Retail Properties business model and the strength of both our balance sheet and portfolio. By staying true to our decades-long strategy of taking a multi-year view and conservatively managing the balance sheet, our business withstood the COVID-19 pandemic with minimal long-term impact. We had strong rent collections, maintained historically high occupancy and increased our annual dividend for the 32nd consecutive year. By maintaining and executing a multi-year approach, we avoid getting caught up in short-term market distractions. As a result, our stockholders have received a 25-year average annual total return of 11.6%. Join us and learn how NNN's stable, consistent dividend income could fit into your portfolio.

Throughout its 37-year history, National Retail Properties (NYSE: NNN) has learned to never rest on its laurels when things go well and never panic when things take a negative turn. Join Chris Barry to hear how using disciplined, consistent execution of a multi-year strategy allowed NNN to position itself to withstand the short-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, quickly return to robust rent collection, and maintain high-occupancy while increasing its annual dividend in 2021 for the 32nd consecutive year and produce a 25-year average annual total return of 11.8%.
Throughout its 35-year history, National Retail Properties (NYSE: NNN) has learned to never rest on its laurels when things go well and never panic when things take a negative turn. Join Chris Barry to hear how using disciplined, consistent execution allowed NNN to position itself to withstand the initial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, quickly return to robust rent collection, and maintain high-occupancy while increasing its annual dividend in 2021 for the 32nd consecutive time and produce a 25-year average annual total return of 12%.
Estimates say that as many as 12,000 retail stores closed in the US in 2020. Despite this, National Retail Properties (NYSE: NNN) was able to maintain its 20+ year average occupancy rate of 98%, increase its annual dividend for the 31st consecutive year, and generate a 25-year average annual total return of 12.1% (as of 3/31/21). This presentation will reveal how NNN's strategy of investing specifically in freestanding locations net-leased to large regional and national chains enabled the company to achieve these marks. A decades-long approach of maintaining a multi-year view positioned NNN to withstand the short-term disruptions caused by the pandemic and remain on its steady, consistent path.