Patience is a virtue for multi-tenant investment sales final adjustments
All parties to a sale (brokers, property managers, buyers, sellers, and lawyers) must be prepared for the process necessary to calculate occupancy cost adjustments at sale closing.
If you’re selling multi-tenant commercial real estate, the final statement of adjustments that your lawyer provides could take a couple of months to complete.
I can’t handle reading any more news on how the pandemic has decimated the economy.
If you know my background, you aren’t surprised that I have a lot opinions about how media is operating these days.
Overstating the obvious isn’t making anything better, I liken it to reporting on the umpteenth snowstorm this winter.
So I am on a personal mission (at least this week) to report only on the uplifting stories despite the pandemic!
“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” -Anonymous
The City of Saskatoon doesn’t appear to be moving quickly but they are progressing with discussions to reopen a farmers’ market in its previous location.
The announcement came out publicly during this week’s City Council on Monday, August 30th despite negotiation in play since February 2020.
So who is the mystery tenant?
Rumours of the impending demise of the Canadian Toys “R” Us stores has been swirling since their U.S. parent filed bankruptcy in September 2017.
At that time it wasn’t widely understood that the Canadian stores were separate of this filing and, in fact, somewhat profitable along with the other 1,600 stores around the globe.
News of a recent sale of the 81 Canadian stores speaks to the long-term viability of the toy retail franchise.
Saskatchewan has entered step three of our reopening plan and most restrictions from public health orders have been lifted.
But does that mean we should all go back to business as usual?
I think there are a few pandemic measures we could all just continue with.
As a Commercial Real Estate Broker, it’s my job to prepare my clients.
Typically, there is a process they will need to go through to complete a lease or purchase.
The purpose of my focus here is to provide an overview of the steps necessary to mortgage commercial real estate.
It’s easy to get skeptical about leasing commercial real estate with all the media reporting business doom and gloom during the pandemic.
Well I’m here to tell you, not only is their rising hope on the horizon but things aren’t near as dicey as some think.
Any discussion on cap rates needs to be prefaced with a cautionary note.
That is, there are many factors that determine capitalization rates on a commercial real estate investment.
Those factors include but aren’t limited to age and condition of improvements, covenant of tenants, term of leases, location, asset class and the tenant mix.
In many larger jurisdictions, commercial brokers focus on one asset class such as office, industrial or retail.
They do that because they know that to service their clients, it’s necessary to have a high degree of knowledge in one area.
In Saskatchewan we do not have that luxury.