Got an office building in your sights and need a Arizona Commercial Private Loan to make the sale happen? Knowing its class can help you in more ways than one. Here’s how.
A huge part of due diligence in the real estate game — from applying for a Arizona Commercial Private Loan and putting in an offer to getting insurance and eventually listing it — is determining value. This can be even more true when it comes to commercial real estate. Things like buying in the wrong part of town or not catching a red flag can doom that commercial purchase and kill any potential profit it might have yielded.
One of the ways in which real estate professionals work to determine value is by putting commercial spaces into classes. It’s a subjective process, but it’s a tool to help you compare comparable buildings that will be competing for tenants. To help you get a better idea of the concept, let’s look at the classifications for commercial buildings.
How Are Commercial Properties Classified?
- Class A commercial properties are typically relatively large and relatively new and boast a wider range of amenities. They might have upgraded elevator systems, a concierge or security service, and technological enhancements that attract a more prestigious type of tenant. And, Class A buildings generally feature stunning architectural details and have that unnamable “wow” factor. Owners can charge a premium for the upgraded amenities and prime location.
- Class B buildings are typically a bit older — perhaps 10 to 20 years — and may be a touch outdated or not equipped with the highest-end amenities. Class B buildings may feature less covered parking or be located on a side street adjacent to a main thoroughfare. This class of commercial property usually fetches the market average for rents.
- Class C commercial buildings may be even older and more outdated, with previous tenants who have left their office or retail space a little rundown. Parking and security might be less present or even nonexistent, and maintenance may be lacking. This class might attract business looking for a more economical option and may get below-average rents.
Using Building Class to Get a Commercial Private Loan
There’s nothing inherently “wrong” with any of these building classes, but being armed with this information is an important step in applying for a Arizona commercial private loan. Build this info into the plan and budget you present to the lender and he or she will see that you’ve got your ducks in a row.
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About the Author: Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true. Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 43 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.