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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hey, What’s That Missoula? Ep. 1

Adaptive Reuse in Downtown Missoula 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 […]

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 […]

Self-Storage Remains Popular with Investors Despite Saturation Concerns

Q4 – Self Storage Snapshot 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 rates are […]

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

Are you a Commercial Property Owner in Missoula or the surrounding area? 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 […]

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 […]