The Old Post Returns: Hey What’s That Missoula?

The Old Post rides again, a new coffee option on Russell and mask acne might be a distant memory thanks to new spas. Get more content like this in Sterling CRE’s newsletter. Sign up here.  Hey, What’s That Missoula? There’s good news and bad news. The good news is, lots of new food options are […]

What Does Cap Rate Mean?

Cap rate, NOI, ROI: what does it all mean? CRE insight with Sterling CRE advisor Spencer O’Donnell. You’ve heard it before, or maybe you already know from experience: investing in real estate builds wealth. And while diving into the world of commercial real estate investments may seem unachievable, there are ways to start small and […]

How Does That Work? TIF, Blight and Property Values

  In TIF 102 of our series on TIF funding, we’re going to go over more of TIF basics.   Now, before we get started, it’s important to note that Sterling CRE works on commercial sales and developments that involve TIF funds. From our experience, we know TIF projects aren’t all good and they aren’t […]

What’s Good, Montana? Big Sky Fulfillment Expands

Big Sky Fulfillment Partners with Bonner Mill Site, Looks to Double Staff The popularity of subscription boxes propelled Big Sky Fulfillment from shipping a few thousand pieces every month to sending out tens of thousands of boxes. As he prepares to move operations to a 60,000 square foot space at the Bonner Mill Industrial Park, […]

How Does That Work? Tax Increment Financing

Here’s a term you’ve probably heard in the news: Tax Increment Financing, or TIF. What is TIF? Why is it so controversial? How does that work?  In part one of our series on TIF funding, we’re going to go over the basics. Let’s call this TIF 101. Before we get started, it’s important to note […]

Missoula Apartments: Market Report | Q3 2020

What’s Up with Apartments in Missoula?  A survey of over 5,600 market rate apartment units in Missoula found a vacancy rate of 1.2%. The survey also found increasing rents and no incentives. “Last year at this same time, the vacancy rate was 3.3%,” said Matt Mellott of Sterling CRE Advisors. “Everyone in the rental […]

Missoula Apartment Vacancy Report | Q3 2020

Research Confirms Missoula Apartment Vacancy Woes A survey of over 5,600 market rate apartment units in Missoula found a vacancy rate of 1.2%. The survey also found increasing rents and no incentives. “Last year at this same time, the vacancy rate was 3.3%,” said Matt Mellott of Sterling CRE Advisors. “Everyone in the rental market […]

Investors Bullish Montana Self Storage

Montana Self Storage Insights from Claire Matten, CCIM Almost from the start, 2020 has been clouded with uncertainty. And though so much still feels unclear in Q3, Montana self storage is a safer place than ever to invest. As PPP money runs out, shutdowns persist, and unemployment sputters along many feel lost in the woods […]

1031 Exchange Rules: Timing

Understanding the 1031 Exchange Process: Part 2 Check out part one of 1031 Exchange: How Does That Work? To recap: when selling commercial property, taxes are usually paid on the profits at the time of sale. But, IRS Section 1031 is an exception allowing the seller to postpone paying tax on those profits if they […]

What is My Commercial Property Worth?

Ever wonder: what is my commercial property worth? Are you curious if it’s the right time to sell or lease?  We can help. At Sterling CRE Advisors, our team uses local knowledge, comparable sales and current market data to determine the value of commercial properties. We work across Montana and understand each major market area. […]