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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]