Which property type offers the best potential risk-adjust returns going forward?

This is more of a poll to see what everyone thinks regarding which commercial product type will offer the best risk-adjusted returns going forward. Meaning, if you had to choose between apartments, office buildings, retail properties (shopping centers, strip malls, etc), or industrial properties, which has the highest upside? It seems that apartments have always been the "safest" investment, because occupancy never drops significantly, and if you look at the cap rates, they are still relatively low (5-6% in California). On the flip side, retail has been hit hard, tenants are going BK or not paying rent, lenders aren't as willing to make loans, and cap rates are 9% or higher. But does there exist the chance to buy retail in a solid location and wind up hitting a home run over the next 5-10 years? Thoughts??
In Buying Property - Asked by Eric G. - Nov 13, 2009
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Gregory G.
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San Francisco, CA

Single tenant triple net leases from corporate tenants.
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Gregory Garver - Commercial Real Estate Broker
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(415)225-9894
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Dec 3, 2009
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