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The simplest way to determine a commercial real estate properties value

The Gross Rent Multiplier (GRM) is the simplest way to determine the value of a commercial real estate property. First, lets find the GRM for a sample property. Let’s say you are looking at a couple of properties and you … Continue reading

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Commercial Real Estate’s best index, the NCREIF’s NPI

If you want to know how the commercial real estate market is doing, you need an index. For example, the New York Stock Exchange Index measures the performance of all of the stocks that are traded on the NYSE, this … Continue reading

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How to properly measure the inside height of commercial real estate property.

You may have heard a variety of terms used to identify the ceiling height or usable height in a commercial real estate property. Here’s the scoop, straight out of The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Terms & Definitions … Continue reading

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What’s a CAM?

Sometimes referred to as CAMS or CAM, these are charges added to the rent when leasing commercial real estate. Common Area Maintenance are charges that cover the costs associated with the common areas of a leased property. For instance, if … Continue reading

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Understanding Capitilization Rates

Capitilization rates, or cap rates, are a way to get an understanding of a commercial property’s value. Put simply, the cap rate is the rate at which the property makes money. For instance, if a $100 property made $10 per … Continue reading

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What on earth is a triple net lease?

The first time I heard triple net lease I was pretty sure it must have something to do with a basketball goal that’s worth 3 points.  Commercial real estate is full of words and phrases that aren’t self explanatory and this is … Continue reading

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