Total retail rent collections approached 91% last month, the first time since March 2020 that collections eclipsed the 90% mark. May collections clocked in at 90.85%, up more than a percentage point over April figures, according to new research from Datex Property Solutions.
National tenants performed even better than the national average, at 94.27% (versus 93.45% in April). Rent collections among non-national tenants came in at 87.12%, nearly two percentage points higher than April’s figure and only 1.4% off its 2020 high. And collections for both national and non-national tenants are now less than one percent from their peaks for all of 2020; at this point last year, aggregate collections were down 48% from current numbers.