How Missoula Investors Can Use Opportunity Zones and 1031 Exchanges

How Missoula investors can use Opportunity Zones and 1031 Exchanges to Their Advantage Which one works best for your particular situation? Much ink has been spilled in the last year regarding the possibilities that Opportunity Zone investments bring to investors across the country. Missoula, Kalispell, Bozeman and other cities throughout Montana have designated Opportunity Zones […]

Hey, What’s That Missoula? Ep. 3

What’re all these new buildings going in around Missoula? When you’re out and about in Missoula, you’ve no doubt seen several new building projects coming out of the ground.  This week, we’re looking at some of the new projects on the north and west sides of town. Several new food options will be hitting the Missoula […]

Top Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Leasing Commercial Space

Congratulations – You are ready to lease commercial space! contact Claire Matten, Sterling CRE Advisors Your growing business is at the point where it’s time to find a brick-and-mortar location to call your own. The excitement and adrenaline rush of the untapped potential of your future can sometimes make all other details seem insignificant. When […]

Job Growth Can Impact Investment Strategy

MARKET WATCH MINUTE – brought to you by Sterling CRE Advisors Why do communities compete for companies to move to their area? 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 a […]

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

Missoula’s office and retail markets 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. MISSOULA OFFICE MARKET UPDATE The median sale price per square foot for office property […]

Commercial Property Owners Can Benefit from Rebate Programs

It’s Good For Your Business And The Bottom Line Commercial property owners spend a lot of time thinking about ways to increase NOI. Taking advantage of incentives offered by utility companies is one way to improve your bottom line. And, leveraging program contractor services can be a great way to achieve this so you can […]

Why You Should Shift Your Focus From “Full Occupancy” to “Full Profit”

MARKET WATCH MINUTE – brought to you by Sterling CRE Advisors by Claire Matten, Sterling CRE Advisor – as seen at Missoula Market Watch 2019Full Occupancy or Full Profit? A concept that is often overlooked by many investors is Physical Occupancy vs. Economic Occupancy.  Your goal as an operator/investor should be “optimum occupancy” or maximizing […]

3rd Annual Missoula Market Watch

Should you buy apartments as an investment? Or, are there already too many apartment buildings?  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 local investment […]

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 […]

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 […]