Major Sterling Norton’s Legacy Lives On In Sterling CRE

Sterling Commercial Real Estate derives its name from the man pictured below, Major Sterling “Stranger” Norton, USMC.  A tragic aircraft accident took his life while he had much left to give, but the name of this company serves as a small memorial to his life and legacy. Sterling was the best we have to offer […]

SELF STORAGE INVESTMENT REPORT – Q1 2018

An Overview of the Local and National Self-Storage Investment Marketplace in Missoula and Surrounding Markets by Claire Matten, Advisor, Sterling CRE Advisors Pent-up demand in the fast-growing self storage investment market is encouraging the development of new facilities. Understanding the design features which help attract self storage customers to your development is imperative amid the increasing […]

Three CRE Investment Strategies

To the uninitiated, the world of commercial real estate investing can seem to be shrouded in unknown terms and mysterious metrics. While it’s true that some CRE deals are quite complex, the basic investment strategies are easy to understand. There are three categories of properties you will strategically target as a CRE investor. They are […]

Recovery: Phase 1 of the CRE Market Cycle

This is part one of a four-part series on the commercial real estate market cycle. Phase 1 – Recovery Phase 2 – Expansion Phase 3 – Hypersupply Phase 4 – Recession Just like the broader economy, commercial real estate markets are cyclical. The CRE cycle is generally described in terms of four phases: Recovery, Expansion, […]

Development Opportunity – 185 Acres Near Missoula

A rare offering in the Bitterroot Valley – 185 acres backing to the Bitterroot National Forest with a lovely combination of meadows and trees. Just a 25-minute drive from Missoula, the property includes 37 platted 5-acre parcels and is ready for development. Or build your own dream home and enjoy a the beauty and privacy […]

Missoula Market Watch 2017 Recap

The first Missoula Market Watch, envisioned as an annual event, took place at the Missoula Public House on Wednesday April, 19. We at MontanaCRE would like to thank our co-sponsor Missoula Current as well as all our presenters and all those who turned out for the event. If you weren’t able to attend, contact Matt or […]

Brazil in a Bowl

It’s hard to believe only three years have passed since Five on Black opened its doors on North Higgins Ave. in downtown Missoula. Word of mouth spread quickly. Right from the start, lunch hour lines spilled onto the sidewalk out front.

Missoula Housing Report 2016

Here in Missoula, housing prices are on a lot of the minds of a lot of people. More than ever, it’s important to have a solid resource to turn to so that you can make informed decisions. Take the time to read the 2016 Missoula Housing Report. You’ll be glad you did. In the meantime, here are […]

Business Owners: Why You Need a Tenant Rep

If you’re in business, odds are that your lease payment is the biggest line item in your budget. Rarely does anything else impact your bottom line as much. Getting the right lease on the right terms can make or break your business. And having a professional represent your side in a lease negotiation usually costs […]

A World of Coffee, Simplified

Mountain Grounds Coffee – Palmer Plaza – (406) 926-6545 Kevin Cassidy can talk at length about the benefits of micro-lot coffee farming. He can explain the beauty of a 20g super-concentrated espresso shot. And he aims to put Mountain Grounds, the coffee shop he co-owns with his wife Stacie, on the map through national coffee competitions. […]