Organizational Goal Setting and SMART Analysis

QUESTION 1

  1. timecash flowsdiscount rate0-$400,000.0010%1$75,000 2$75,000 3$75,000 4$75,000 5$75,000 6$75,000 7$75,000 8$75,000 9$75,000 10$525,000 
  2.  
  3. You are working for a real estate investment firm. The rule is the following: Invest in properties that have a positive net present value based on ten-year cash flow projections.  Should you invest in this project?
Yes
No

3.33333 points   QUESTION 2

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  1. Base your answers to the following question on the property for sale described in the following link:

http://www.bouldergroup.com/media/pdf/Starbucks%20-%20Savage,%20MN%20-%20OM.pdf

The lease on the property is a triple net lease.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 3


Net leases on commercial properties require the lessee to explicitly pay for certain costs associated with using and operating the building. For example, the lease payment would cover the rent but not the insurance or electricity.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 4

  1. The risk associated with a property’s net income will affect its cap rate.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 5

  1. You are trying to decide between an investment in one of two properties. Property A has the same Net Operating Income as property B. Both properties are identical in all aspects in all dimensions physical and financial except property A has a higher Cap Rate than property B. Property A is undervalued relative to Property B.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 6

  1. If you use the cap rate of a property to discount the NOI of the property when it is badly managed and underutilized, then you risk overvaluing the property.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 7

  1. Base your answers to the following question on the property for sale described in the following link:

http://www.bouldergroup.com/media/pdf/Starbucks%20-%20Savage,%20MN%20-%20OM.pdf

The lease that Starbucks has on the property expires on July 31st, 2026.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 8

  1. Based on the following data the investment has a positive net present value.timecash flows from investment in a leased propertydiscount rate0-1,000,0007%1$240,000 2$240,000 3$240,000 4$240,000 5$240,000 6$240,000 7$240,000 8$240,000 9$240,000 10$240,000 
  2.  
  3.  True
  4.  False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 9

  1. You are searching for a commercial property to buy in Brooklyn. You have narrowed your search down to three properties. Property (1) has a cap rate of 7, property (2) has a cap rate of 8, and (property (3) has a cap rate of 6. Property (3) must be the better choice because the cap rate implies that property (3) has the highest net operating income of the three properties.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 10


When the lessee signs a full-service lease he/she is generally not going to have to pay additional charges on top of the rent for building maintenance and taxes.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 11

  1. You are considering a purchase of two practically identical properties. Both properties have and are expected to generate the same net income. Property (1) has a cap rate of 9 while property (2) has a cap rate of 7. It is reasonable to assume that  property (1) is overvalued relative to property (2).

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 12

  1. As interest rates increase this should create downward pressure on property values since he discount rate in the NPV calculation represents an investor’s cost of capital.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 13

Net leases shift risks associated with the increasing costs of operating a building from the lessor to the lessee.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 14

  1. You have found a commercial property that you believe is being underutilized. It is for sale. The cap rate based on the current net operating income and the asking price for the property is 10%. Since you are fairly certain that you can increase NOI by at least 20% per year. It does not make sense to use the cap rate as the discount rate since the discount rate must reflect the investors cost of capital.  

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 15


As a lessee, you should be very specific about what charges your rent actually covers. This is true even when you sign a full-service lease. For example, while janitorial services are generally included in the rent it would make sense to specify that these services include snow removal.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 16


If you sign a single net lease with a lessor you will be responsible for rent plus a portion of the buildings taxes and for the utilities you use and for the janitorial services associated with your space.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 17


If you sign a double net lease with the lessor you will be responsible for paying two times the rent on a single net lease plus a portion of the building’s taxes and for the utilities you use and for the janitorial services associated with your space.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 18


Net leases are always preferred by lessees than gross leases.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 19

  1. Base your answers on the Loopnet listing for the property 44 Fort Greene Pl , Brooklyn, NY 11217.

Assume if I pay the current asking price and then must invest another $1 million dollars to renovate this property into 8 marketable condominiums that can be sold for $750,000 each. The project will take three years to complete. At the end of three years I will sell each unit for $750,000. My cash flows in year 1 and 2 will be minus $200,000. Would you advise me to make the investment? I have told you that I will am only interested in the development of this property if the net present value of the project is positive when a discount rate of 20 percent is used.   

timecashflow  
-3,390,000.00  
-200,000  
-200,000  
6,000,000.008 units x $750,000

Choose True if you advise to invest

Choose False if you advise not to invest

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 20

  1. If you were to use the average property cap rate for a neighborhood as the discount rate when trying to find the present value of a specific property’s net operating income, then properties in the neighborhood with higher net operating incomes would have lower valuations.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 21


When the lessee signs a gross lease he/she is generally not going to have to pay additional charges on top of the rent for building maintenance and taxes.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 22


If the lessee signs a triple net lease then he/she will be charged in addition to rent the costs associated with common area maintenance, property taxes, property insurance and for utilities and janitorial services.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 23


The difference between a single net lease and a triple net lease is that a single net lease does not require the lessee to pay for common area maintenance or property insurance.  

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 24

  1. You should never buy an income producing property that has a cap rate that is low relative to other properties in the neighborhood.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 25

  1. Property managers can do nothing to increase property cap rates since cap rates are determined by market forces.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 26

  1. Based on the following data the investment has a positive net present value.timecash flows from investment in a leased propertydiscount rate0-1,000,0007%1$240,000 2$240,000 3$240,000 4$240,000 5$240,000 6$240,000 7$240,000 8$240,000 9$240,000 10$240,000 
  2.  
  3.  True
  4.  False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 27


The base rent for a space that is leased with a triple net lease NNN is should be less than if the lease were a single net lease.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 28

  1. timecash flowsdiscount rate0 minus $400,000.0025%1$75,000 2$75,000 3$75,000 4$75,000 5$75,000 6$75,000 7$75,000 8$75,000 9$75,000 10$525,000 
  2.  
  3. You are working for a real estate investment firm. The rule is the following: Invest in properties that have a positive net present value based on ten-year cash flow projections.  Should you invest in this project?
Yes
No

3.33333 points   QUESTION 29

  1. If you sign a fixed gross fixed lease then your lease payments should be insulated from the effects of inflation.

 True

 False

3.33333 points   QUESTION 30

  1. Based on the following data Investors would certainly prefer an investment in a property that is leased by Dunkin Donuts than by  Starbucks’.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Average Property & Lease

Average Sale Price$1,400,000
CAP Rate (12mo avg)5.77%
NOI$100,875
$/Square Foot$339.82
Building Size2,000 – 5,000 sf
Lot Size0.52 acres
Lease Term10 – 15 Years
EscalationsIn Option Periods
CREDIT RATINGB2
Moody’sB+
S&P

Starbucks

Average Property & Lease

Average Sale Price$1,817,235
CAP Rate (12mo avg)5.74%
NOI$123,000
$/Square Foot$500 – $1,000
Building Size1,700 – 2,700 sf
Lot Size0.50 – 1.00 acres
Lease Term20 yrs (10 yr cancel opt.)
Escalations10% every five years
CREDIT RATINGA2
Moody’sA-
S&P

 True

 False

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