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Changes In Office Space

The traditional standard for measuring the demand for office space has always been based on a multiple of the area required to house a single office worker. Generally, that figure averaged around 250 square feet for many years. Thus, if office employment were expected to increase by 10,000 persons in a given year, 2.5 million square feet of space would be absorbed.

Negotiate Profits from Leased Property

When we write or talk about real estate "investments" it is usually with the idea of ownership of the property. When you own the investment property, the opportunities for profits and cash flow from it are thought of as rent paid by a tenant to the owner. The owner also has a potential profit that can come from the later gains when the property is sold.

Extreme Leverage With Options

Leverage is the use of borrowed money to control something of value. Real estate investments for many years have afforded the investor some extreme leverage situations. Let's examine leverage. If double-digit inflation returns, controlling the maximum amount of real estate may be extremely desirable.

Cooperation Between Owner And Developer

The acquisition and improvement of land is a large-scale operation and requires large amounts of capital. This has created methods of land acquisition that gives the developer access to and control over a large enough tract to make development economical without requiring an initial outlay of all of the capital necessary to acquire such a tract.

Commercial Real Estate Representation in Harrisburg and Beyond

There are a number of ways to buy, sell or exchange investment or commercial real estate. Having the knowledge of what you can do in some tax situations can be the difference between an annual profit or loss in a property that you intend to acquire or one that you already have in inventory.

Where Will U.S. Population Growth Occur? A Glimpse at 2020 and 2030

NAI's Chief Economist, Dr. Peter Linneman, has released a white paper that covers topics such as: Is it the growth that fuels U.S. real estate development? Why does the U.S. still have tremendous growth potential due to pent-up demand? Why do large cities tend to be attractive? What is the single most important factor in determining future population growth?

Checking Prospective Tenants For Commercial Centers

There are many vacancies in commercial properties. Owners must think about this first when checking a prospective tenant. Will the tenant's business survive? When you have a prospective tenant for a commercial center, you must consider whether that prospect would be a good tenant. There are two key standards to apply: (1) the prospective tenant's financial stability; and (2) the prospective tenant's potential for success.

Combining a Tax-Free Exchange and a Leaseback

Here is a moneymaking transaction that can be used by many business owners who also own the real estate where that business is located. In any community there are dozens, even hundreds, of property owners who can utilize this formula.

Lenders Need Professional Property Management

Whether times are good or bad, lenders always have foreclosed properties in inventory. During recession the inventory may be high. One of the problems that banks and insurance companies have is disposing of this real estate owned (REO). They are faced with the decision of whether they wish to dispose of the property immediately or hold it for a period of time to hope for an increase in value. They would like to see the value of the REO increase to equal the loan amount.

Things You Need to Know About Commercial Real Estate Leases

A lease is an integral part of many real estate investments. It should outline all the obligations of the tenant and of the landlord. This sounds simple, but many questions arise. If, for example, property taxes increase, does the tenant pay all of the increase or only part of it? If the property must be modernized, who pays for the improvement? Can the tenant be moved out during the renovation? If the costs of servicing the property rise, should the tenant pay none, all, or part of the increased costs? How should inflation be handled-with automatic rental increases? With increases tied to some index, perhaps the Consumer Price Index?

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