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How Job Growth Can Impact Your Investment Strategy

Why do communities compete for companies to move to their area? Read more here or click on the video link to learn why… Ever wonder why there was so much media coverage surrounding the Amazon HQ2 location decision? There’s no question that large companies expanding or relocating to certain areas brings job growth and hopefully Read More »

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Fire Sale or Feeding Frenzy? Missoula Office & Retail Market Update

Missoula’s office and retail sectors experienced healthy sale and leasing activity throughout 2018. At year-end there were sixty-eight (68) transactions recorded between both property types with thirty-four (34) transactions dedicated to retail properties and thirty-four (34) acquisitions attributed to office buildings. The median sale price per square foot for office property in 2018 came in Read More »

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3rd Annual Missoula Market Watch

Is it a good time to buy apartments as an investment, or are we building too many?  What about industrial?  How much new commercial space came online in 2018?  What’s coming in 2019 and what should you watch out for? At Missoula Market Watch 2019 this past Wednesday, we presented a summary of our on-going research into the Read More »

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Commercial Real Estate Investment Trends for 2019

written by Claire Matten, Sterling CRE Advisors With growing speculation of a market correction after almost 10 years of low interest rates and steady growth, many commercial real estate investors are wondering what their opportunities will look like in the coming year. Will rising interest rates continue to put pressure on cap rates?  What will Read More »

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Hey What’s That Missoula? Ep. 2

Empty Boxes And The Innovative Ideas Behind Their New Purpose E-commerce and market saturation has led to the decline and consolidation of many big box retailers across the country.  With development focus turning back toward the neighborhood shopping center, the bones of the former giants such as Sears, Kmart, Toys R Us and others remain Read More »

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Where’s the Missoula Apartment Market Going?

 2019 Q1 Update from Sterling CRE Multi-family housing units have long captured the interest of investors across the country.  The relative stability of the asset class, coupled with the availability of favorable financing terms through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have made apartments a safe haven for investment capital.  The thinking goes that empty apartments Read More »

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How “007” Killed the Triple-Net Lease

by Ross P. Keogh, MA, JD | Worden Thane P.C. Triple-net leases are everywhere; and why not?  They allow for owners of real property to keep their hands clean while enjoying a return on their capital.  With the right tenant—and property—investors can sit back and enjoy a stream of rents just fat enough to offset the Read More »

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Hey, What’s That Missoula? Episode 1

Adaptive Reuse in Downtown Take a walk through Downtown Missoula and you may notice a number of buildings undergoing the transition from nondescript, dated space to beautifully restored and repurposed designs.  While Adaptive Reuse (AdRu) has always held the promise to save iconic real estate assets across the United States, younger generations – especially the Read More »

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