How to figure value of storage units?

7 acres 125 storage units + large retail showroom w/1500 sq ft home on the upper level. 3 acres fenced for outside storeage, modern shop and large morton bldg.
In Buying Property - Asked by Dan V. - Sep 17, 2010
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Patrick S.
Developer
Daytona Beach, FL

I would use a 8.5-11.5% Cap rate based on the amount of management needed

Sep 17, 2010
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Gerry V.
Appraiser
Del Mar, CA

The value for storage units is essentially a going concern value. You should look at at least 3 prior years of NET annual operating income for establishing a reasonable average annual NOI. However, it is imperative that you examine area capitalization rates for a variety of recent sales in order to determine current investor perceptions in the market place. You should also attempt to do a mortgage-equity calculation utilizing typical equity yield rates, anticipated mortage rates, period of hold and equity build up, and anticipated appreciation. A comparison of the market and calculated rate should provide a good estimate of the capitalization rate. Remember, there is a significant resulting value difference in only a 1% difference in the capitalization rate, i.e. 8% versus 9%. If the showroom and home are necessary for the operation of the business their value is part of the resulting value through capitalization.

Sep 23, 2010
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