Why is Housing So Expensive in Montana?

In a state with as much land as Montana, you might have thought finding housing would have been easy – but why is it so dang expensive to live here?   When will the apartment market become more stable in Montana? What has to give for rents to even out and more units to become […]

Ready to buy a multifamily building in Missoula?

Buy Multifamily Housing in Montana | Missoula | Bozeman | Helena | Great Falls We’ve been tracking nosediving apartment vacancies since late 2020. Rates remain extremely low in the first quarter of 2021, coming in at 1.24%. While that’s up slightly over last year, it’s still far from a healthy market where we would expect […]

Want to Sell a Warehouse in Missoula?

Ready to sell a warehouse in Missoula – just not sure if now is the right time? Alright, owners of industrial buildings: you’ve probably been asking yourself, is now the right time to sell your warehouse in Missoula? And we think we have your answer: it’s yes. Here’s why. From production facilities for the TV […]

Chik-Fil-A and Beer: Hey, What’s That Missoula?

Hey, What’s That Missoula? It looks like we’re revving up to chill out. Massage studios, a new location for Cambie Tap House, and famous chicken sandwiches are in the works for Missoula.  Every month, Hey, What’s That Missoula updates you on all the new businesses and buildings springing up across the city. Like and follow […]

How To Calculate Load Factor: Step by Step

How to Calculate Load Factor: Step by Step If you’re paying to rent an office or other space for your business, you probably want to get the most out of every square foot you rent. But wait. Are you paying rent on more square feet than you actually occupy? If your office is only 500 […]

El Cazador to Missoula Midtown, Toast to Hip Strip

 We’ve known for awhile that El Cazador in Missoula was planning to open up a brick and mortar location on South Avenue near the Mall. In fact, they’ve been making renovations and had their taco truck on site throughout the past year. But now, it looks like they are getting closer to opening. The […]

What are CRE Asset Types?

What is commercial real estate and what are asset types in the CRE world? For something that surrounds most of us everyday, there is some confusion about what commercial real estate is, and what commercial real estate advisors mean when we refer to asset classes. Find out more with Claire Matten and Matt Mellott, advisors […]

How is a Commercial Sale Different than a Home Sale?

Is a CRE Deal Really that Different? Working through the process of buying or selling commercial real estate can be daunting. I’m Claire Matten, advisor with Sterling Commercial Real Estate. I’m here with advisor Matt Mellott to provide a high level summary of a commercial real estate sale from end to end. Taking an asset […]

Flying Squirrel Closes, New Food Options Open

Hello Rageef and Goodbye Flying Squirrel: What’s That, Missoula? Welcome to Hey What’s That Missoula, where we get you up to speed on all the dirt moving in and around Missoula.  First, we have to admit that our Missoula crew is a little jealous of both Helena and Billings this week. Chik-Fil-A filed a zoning […]

Montana Commercial Real Estate 2020 Wrap Up

Get ready for a rundown of some of the biggest commercial development stories across Montana in 2020. What happened in commercial real estate in Montana this year? So 2020 –  that was a heck of a year, huh?  We’re glad it’s almost over. But, even in the midst of a pandemic, an economic crisis and […]