Suburban Office Buildings

With investment capital becoming available, demand for commercial real estate continues. Suburban office buildings remain many investors primary acquisition target. These investors reason that a suburban office building that can be purchased at a price below replacement cost must be a good buy. Careful choices must be made, as there must be a demand for office space in the area and a gradual increase in rents. Since rents have increased in most submarkets, the long-term demand for office space looks good.

Space Sharing Executive Suites

With the revolution in communications, building owners must keep up with the changing needs of the corporate tenant. Often the larger, well-organized businesses do not need the space that was necessary just a few years ago. Electronic communications to and from employees have substituted for leased office space. Managers are more willing to grant favorable lease terms to operators of shared space. The operator sometimes receives a monthly management fee for operating the shared space plus a portion of rent revenues over a certain amount.

Investment Decisions: High Rise Or Garden Apartments

There are distinctions between garden and high-rise apartment buildings when viewed as investments. While garden apartments have much more open space, the land is usually substantially less expensive than that in high-rise apartment projects. The result is a more favorable building-to-land-cost ratio for depreciation deductions (i.e., the land represents a smaller percentage of the total cost than in the case of a high-rise project). Since only the portion of total costs attributable to the building is depreciable (land, of course, is not depreciable for tax purposes), a garden apartment investor frequently can depreciate a larger percentage of his total costs than an investor in a high-rise project.

Condominiums Built For Business Owners

Like apartment dwellers who are finding that it is less expensive to buy than to rent, business and professional firms are moving toward buying offices rather than leasing. While buying or constructing an entire building is an option for major corporations or for smaller firms outside metropolitan areas, owning commercial space generally means being part of a condominium structure.

Preparing A Loan Request Package

When preparing a loan request package for presentation to the lender, the real estate borrower must be as complete as possible the first time. Insufficient, imprecise, or incorrect data in a loan request package can mean a rejection for an otherwise attractive real estate loan.

Matching Tenants To Apartments

Property managers must always think about the type of tenant that is most likely to reside in that particular building. For example, when apartments in a project rent for lower monthly amounts per year, tenants will be concerned primarily with shelter. This means a safe, clean, efficient building but without frills and amenities.

How Will A New Hospital Affect Property Values?

What happens to nearby property values when a new hospital is built? Usually the surrounding area feels a ripple effect. Land values increase. Developers are quick to provide new space for offices and stores. The biggest profits are realized by the investors who get involved early (during the planning stages) before or while the hospital is built.

Creating An Apartment Marketing Package

When we are marketing your apartment property, we have a two-fold job facing us. First, we must persuade the prospective buyer to go out to see the property, then, second, get him to see it though your eyes, with its full potential fully realized. Creating the well-conceived descriptive sales "package" or report on the property can help to accomplish both of these aims.

CRE Update - 2nd Quarter 2017

Click the link on the right to read the NAI CIR Central PA Commercial Real Estate Update as of June 2017.

A Land Development Agreement

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. From the point of view of the landowner, the disposal of a large tract at a good price may require a formula that will encourage the developer to commit improvement and development money for part of the tract that will build future value into the entire tract.

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