There Are Many Types of Investors
Many property owners are business owners who have acquired property for their business, recently sold their business and now have an investment vehicle.
Others are professional investors who acquire property through LLC’s by themselves, with their families or with like-minded investors.
Lastly, there is the institutional crowd. Institutional investors are pension funds, insurance companies and private equity funds. These three investor profiles all have unique needs and motivations.
Business owners prioritize business operations when evaluating a property. They may use the property as a retirement vehicle, to finance their business acquisition needs or enhance the image of their business for an eventual sale of the business.
Professional investors have an acute sense of value, acquire opportunistically and scrutinize cash flow. They keep a close eye on tenant improvement allowances and trade free rent in lieu of tenant improvement in many cases. One must be mindful when matching their lease terms with their financing maturities.
Institutional investors are conservative and cautious. They ensure that they maintain their properties in first class condition and are often the first parties to be able to raise their rents and the last to lower them. They prefer Class A and B assets although many have set up additional funds for riskier value-add investments.
E-Commerce is growing at 15%, industrial rent growth is hovering around 6% annually, and vacancies are lower than any point in the last cycle. Big buildings and smaller units keep pushing rents. Now is the time to harvest investment returns and reinvest profits into larger assets.
While Industrial assets are not cheap, there are deals to be had.
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