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How to Buy a Warehouse: A Guide to Warehouse Investment

How to Buy a Warehouse

Warehouse space is valuable for many organizations. Due to the increased demand for consumer online purchases rather than in-store purchases, there has been a much higher demand for high-quality, accessible warehouse space in key markets. For investors, it is critical to determine if there is profit potential in purchasing a warehouse to meet revenue goals in a highly competitive industry sector.

What is Considered a … Read More

How to Find Off Market Commercial Properties

How to Find Off Market Properties

How to Find Off-Market Commercial Property Deals

The best deals are often those that others don’t know about, and this is especially true in commercial real estate. Knowing how to find off-market commercial properties and structure offers can help you acquire properties that otherwise wouldn’t be available. You could discover bargain deals, highly desirable properties, or other great commercial real estate deals others don’t know … Read More

Rentable Square Footage vs Usable SF: What’s the Difference?

Rentable Square Footage vs Usable SF

The space that retail and office tenants have in commercial real estate properties can be measured in two ways: rentable square footage and usable square footage. Although the two may sound like they refer to the same space, there’s actually an important difference between them.

This difference should be understood when renting multi-tenant retail and office properties. It’s usually not used for industrial or multifamily … Read More

How Much to Charge for Commercial Rent: 5 Key Considerations

How Much to Charge for Commercial Rent

Commercial real estate investors must accurately determine how much rent they should charge. Too high rent will result in tenant turnover and vacancies, and too low rent will result in lower returns and potential cash flow issues. The right rent will be competitive with the local market and also provide a satisfactory return on investment (ROI). Here are some ways to determine how much to … Read More

Hotel to Apartment Conversion: A Guide

Hotel to Apartment Conversion

Investors looking for a way to transform a hotel into an apartment community may find that the premise makes good sense. While it can be a profitable move in some situations, investors must complete due diligence to understand the opportunities and limitations this process can offer fully.

Often called adaptive reuse of a property, this method can afford cities access to the housing they need … Read More

A Guide to One Percent Rule in Real Estate Investing

One Percent Rule

Real estate investors can use a variety of litmus tests to determine whether a property could be worth investing in. No single rule is a failsafe in real estate, but several can be informative when screening or evaluating properties. The one percent rule is among the most common tests used by investors who prioritize rental income.

What is the One Percent Rule in Real Estate? … Read More

Depreciation on Rental Property: Calculation & Requirements

Depreciation on Rental Property

Understanding depreciation is essential to accurately evaluating rental property financials. It’s used to evaluate expenses and returns, and IRS-allowed depreciation is eligible for a tax benefit. Here’s how to calculate the depreciation on a residential or commercial rental property.

What is Depreciation on Rental Property?

Depreciation accounts for tangible assets’ loss in value. It’s a financial method of factoring in the wear and tear that … Read More

What is Appurtenances in Real Estate: Definition and Examples

Appurtenances in Real Estate

It is not uncommon for property owners to need to make additions or change the floor plan of their property. This occurs in both commercial real estate as well as in residential properties. When those changes to the building are permanent, meaning they cannot be easily removed, they are referred to as appurtenances. Understanding this concept is critical for commercial real estate investors who may … Read More

Understanding Sources and Uses in Commercial Real Estate

Sources and Uses

Investing in commercial real estate requires securing and spending large amounts of capital. Sources and uses statement shows how funding for a project is secured and how it’s expected to be used. This is one document that all commercial real estate investors should know how to create, read, and be prepared to supply lenders with.

What Do “Sources and Uses” Refer to in the Context … Read More

What is Base Rent in Commercial Lease?

What is Base Rent

A base rent provision is often in place within a commercial lease in commercial real estate. Most often listed as a clause, this is an important component for property owners and renters to understand. It provides specific insight into the tenant’s rent obligation.

It is not uncommon for commercial property investors and owners to work through a rent negotiation process with prospective tenants. In that … Read More