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How to Plan out Your Real Estate Capital Expenses over the Years – Part II

Published on Friday, 6 December 2013 14:15:28    Written by Marc
How to Plan out Your Real Estate Capital Expenses over the Years – Part II
  1. Know what the amortization periods should be for each capital expense you make and keep in mind your horizon. If you own the building, you normally amortize the capital expense for a defined period or for the normal lifespan of the item. For example, if you own a building you might amortize a roof replacement for the normal life of the roof (say 15 years), but your company might have a policy that says its 10 years for roof. So knowing the periods you will use is important.

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How to Plan out Your Real Estate Capital Expenses over the Years - Part I

Published on Tuesday, 3 December 2013 09:10:04    Written by Marc
How to Plan out Your Real Estate Capital Expenses over the Years - Part I I have wanted to tackle this question for a while but never had a chance. Please keep in mind that I refer mainly to real estate capital expenditures here, as trying to plan capital expenditures of industrial equipment for operations would be practically impossible, unless one would try and do it for a single company at a time.

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How to Find a Good Real Estate Site for your Stakeholders - Part II

Published on Friday, 29 November 2013 09:34:17    Written by Marc
How to Find a Good Real Estate Site for your Stakeholders - Part II
  • Quality. As indicated above, this is driven by budget. If your stakeholders have a low budget, they must know that you will probably end up with a site with a quality that is budget reflected. This seems obvious for people in the real estate lease management field, but I was often surprised by how often non real estate people provided me with a budget that would barely get us a type B building.

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  • How to Find a Good Real Estate Site for Your Stakeholders

    Published on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 11:48:44    Written by Marc
    How to Find a Good Real Estate Site for Your Stakeholders During the years that I was managing real estate, one of the most challenging tasks of finding the right office sites for our operations was to find sites in specific locations. On a number of occasions, we needed to consolidate business units together into new office sites. One of the most popular concerns that people who manage real estate leases can have with moving people from one site to another is getting people to the site.

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    Part II - 10 Ideas for Saving Money

    Published on Friday, 22 November 2013 18:26:50    Written by Marc
    Part II - 10 Ideas for Saving Money
  • Conversion. This is not something that is done often, but depending on the situation, converting a site can generate interesting savings. Remember, most real estate sites are only there to protect & host your operations. If you have a warehouse which you own and that happens to have some offices and other free space and at the same time you have an office lease which is located at a reasonable distance and that lease is coming to an end, you might want to see if you can convince your colleagues working in the office if they would accept to move into the warehouse site. Depending on their requirements, you might be surprised by their answer.

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