Hey, What’s That Missoula? Ep. 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 […]

3 Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Commercial Building Inspector

Written by Tim Netzley, Commercial Real Estate Inspector If you are buying an investment property, selling investment property, or perhaps looking to lease a property, the process can be as exhilarating as it is frustrating – often leaving you feeling intense excitement and extreme frustration at the same time. Hiring a team of experts who […]

Strong Industrial Demand in 2018 Poised to Hold Strong into 2019

  The industrial sector experienced a banner year in terms of absorption and net occupancy growth in 2018, and experts are predicting very little softening heading into 2019.  The combination of limited inventory and high utilization rates of existing footprints should continue to prove favorable for industrial owners and developers moving forward. Nationally, the industrial […]

Q4 – Self Storage Snapshot

Self-Storage Remains Popular with Investors Despite Saturation Concerns Whispers of overbuilding and an oversaturated self-storage market have failed to keep investors away and acquisition activity of existing self-storage facilities across the country remained strong in Q4 2018.  While rent growth has slowed to single digit numbers (3-5%) in many markets alongside other markets reporting declining figures, occupancy […]

This Major Change for Tenants Will Impact CRE Investment Decision Making in 2019

Though the finer points of accounting rules rarely rank high on a real estate investor’s list of things to worry about, a recent change to how leases are accounted for on a balance sheet should get your attention if you are a commercial real estate tenant, landlord or investor. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) […]

Six Reasons Why a Commercial Property Manager is a Good Choice for Your Investment

written by: Jessica Morina, Property Management Director, Sterling CMG Owning commercial real estate requires a great deal of time to manage effectively. The owner must wear many hats to ensure that the needs of the tenants and the building itself are addressed properly.  Not only is this time consuming, but it requires a level of […]

The Market is in Flux – Where should I put my money?

The stock market is in flux, so where should you be investing your money? With signs of the treasury yield curve inverting, investors are starting to get jitters about where the stock market is headed.  The reason is that every time the yield curve between the 2yr Treasury and 10 year Treasury has inverted since 1975, […]

Chasing Yield or Safe & Steady? Commercial Real Estate Investments on the Risk Spectrum

by Matt Mellott, CCIM You’ve worked hard to to grow a portfolio that makes you money while you’re sleeping. When looking at investment alternatives, how do you decide what fits with your financial goals and for those of your family or your company? This applies whether you’re investing in commercial real estate in Missoula, in […]

2018 Multifamily Development Update – Missoula, MT

By Claire Matten, Advisor, Sterling CRE The apartment rental market has been exceptionally strong since 2014 in Missoula thanks to millennials forming new households, 30 – 40 year olds remaining in multifamily, and baby boomers downsizing to apartments.  Missoula’s status as a leading destination for retirees has also impacted the rental market and will likely […]

Opportunity Zones In Practice

by Ross P. Keogh, MA, JD | Worden Thane P.C. The 2017 Tax Act created a new economic development tool known as “Opportunity Zones.”  26 USC § 1400Z-(2).  Opportunity Zones are census tracts that were selected by the Governor of each state in early 2018.  The zones are fixed, and each state has at least 25 […]