How to Value Add Montana Multifamily Property

Adding Value to Your Montana Multifamily Property: Five Questions to Ask Your Property Management Team Is your multifamily investment looking into the future? As the multifamily market starts to right itself with more inventory popping up across the state, owners should consider their competitive edge. Jessica Morina, Director of Sterling Commercial Management Group offers a […]

Montana Master-Planned Communities

As Montana Master-Planned Communities take shape, people have started asking us: what is a master-planned community? How does that work?   Master-planned communities are large residential developments that offer residents a lot of different housing types and amenities. It’s different from a traditional subdivision in that it’s really selling a lifestyle that comes with the […]

Scheels News in Missoula Midtown

Beer, Bear Spray at Scheels and the New Kent Plaza in Midtown Missoula! Hey Missoula, get ready for the Midtown Minute, some quick real estate and development news from the center of the city. A few months ago, we heard that the Midtown Plaza would be ready for their grand opening in the fall. So […]

Is Billings the Best Bet for Commercial Real Estate?

Billings, Montana Emerges as Commercial Real Estate Opportunity  Get the scoop on the potential Billings holds for commercial real estate investors. Billings, Montana, the second fastest-growing city in the state, is often overshadowed by Bozeman and Missoula. But Billings is fast emerging as a destination for new residents and tourists alike – with good reason. […]

Bozeman Self-Storage: Time to Sell?

Bozeman Self-Storage Operators: Sell? Hold? Find Out Your Facility’s Worth? Population Boom and Rising Self-Storage Rents in Gallatin County  Throughout the year, Sterling CRE’s research team surveys pricing for major self-storage markets in Montana. That includes Missoula, the Bitterroot Valley, the Flathead area, Bozeman, Billings, and Helena. Pricing data helps self-storage clients stay competitive and […]

Strategies for the Future of Montana Self-Storage

Staying Competitive in Montana’s Evolving Self-Storage Market Montana self-storage operators know that demand is high. But just as the waitlist for a unit grows, so does the strain on management and maintenance. And while operators are busy working to keep up with high volumes of calls now, planning for the future can take a back […]

Bozeman Retail | To Buy or to Lease

 It’s no secret that Bozeman is changing fast: for retail operations, the question might be to buy or to lease? Sterling CRE research director, Sara Townsley, has been keeping track of those shifting dynamics. So what do these changes mean for Bozeman area business? Many clients looking to expand their office, retail, or warehouse […]

What Does The Missoula Downtown Master Plan Mean for Development?

In Missoula, we love a Master Plan – here’s our take on what’s in store for Downtown  In late 2019, a Master Plan for Missoula Downtown wrapped up. It was the culmination of a tremendous effort. Lots of voices, data, and insights weighed into the final (211-page) product.  The outcomes were pretty clear and resonated […]

Montana Master Planned Communities

Master Planned Communities: What They Are and Where They Are in Montana Master planned communities are large-scale residential developments that focus on offering residents a cohesive lifestyle. In general, they offer a wider range of housing types and prices. They also offer a broader range of amenities than traditional subdivisions.  A “master developer” typically purchases […]

Coworking in Bozeman: Bouncing Back?

Bozeman coworking had a tough year in 2020. We weren’t sharing so much as an elevator, let alone a desk used by someone we didn’t know. It looks like the tide has shifted and coworking spaces are back in demand across Bozeman. The benefits of single executive suites and small office spaces usually come with […]