Posts tagged NOI
A Beginner's Guide to Office Building Investment

A real estate investor needs to be both a good analyst and a great capital raiser. KISS guides are meant to help you solve one of those two needs: a better analyst.

Keep It Simple Stupid guides are meant to provide investors a framework for understanding the supply-demand indicators and valuation techniques within each major commercial asset class. Last time, we discussed KISS guide to Multifamily Assets; this week we discuss Office Assets.

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The Reasons Why Mid-Rise Buildings Are Now Called "The Future of Office Investments"

With office occupancy rates steadily rising and asset prices reaching new highs, investors are looking for the next best bet for office investment, especially in high-demand central business district (CBD) markets. However, according to a recent report by JLL, office vacancies rose to 14.9 percent by the end of 2017, and are expected to reach an even higher percentage by the end of 2019. Obviously, traditional investment in high-rise office product is no longer the strongest opportunity for investors.

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How to the Increase Net Operating Income of Your Multifamily Property

When it comes to property management, the rule of thumb says expenses take up around 50% of your income.

Read that again.

Around 50% of your rental income will go directly to the expense column.

It may not happen with the first property or the next — but as you grow, the expenses eventually add up across your assets (repairs, new roofs, vacancies, and so forth).

It goes without saying: The way you manage your properties can make or break you as an investor. Of course, with commercial investments, your NOI is directly tied to your valuation (and your equity!), making effective management even more crucial.

Beyond raising rents — which has been covered here — what are some effective ways to unlock profits? Here are three quick tactics that will boost your portfolio bottom line.

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Cost-Effective Ways to Add Value to Your Multifamily Property

There are a bunch of ways to add value to your multifamily deal, such as upgrading kitchens and baths, which will yield a higher rent from prospective tenants. You can also separate utilities to pass expenses onto the tenants. We have done both, but investments like this can be costly, even if they do have a high return.

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