Is the definition of a Class A building standard across the US? Or does it vary by market?

In General Area - Asked by Eileen P. - Oct 1, 2008
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Edward H.
Lenox Township, MI

The definition does vary by market. Look for year built, amenities, and rental rate when classifying the building.

Oct 1, 2008
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Chris S.
Coeur D'alene, ID

Varies by market IF you are talking about investment class. Class A is institutional grade. Class B is usually good quality, but not quite institutional. Class C is average run of the mill quality, older, less desirable. Class D is approaching the end of its economic life and is probably only an interim/tear down use.
If you are talking about construction class it does not vary. By definition Class A construction is fireproof steel framed. Class B is steel frame. Class C is masonry/concrete. Class D is wood framed. Class S is light steel.
For construction class descriptions see Marshall Valuation Service.

Jan 16, 2009
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Gregory G.
San Francisco, CA

Class A is top of the line ( except for A+ A++ etc)
Gregory Garver - Commercial Real Estate Broker
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