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LBD3300 Advanced Real Estate 003 Real Estate Cost Benefit Analysis Prepared for: LearnByDoing

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  1. LBD3300 Advanced Real Estate 003 Real Estate Cost Benefit Analysis Prepared for: By: @ProfBruce Date: September 2012 Create the Future

  2. Professor Bruce Murray Firestone • B. Eng. (Civil), M. Eng.-Sci., Ph.D. • Founder Ottawa Senators, Ottawa Senators Foundation and Scotiabank Place Entrepreneurship Ambassador, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa • Executive Director, • Novelist, Quantum Entity Trilogy • Writer, Entrepreneurs Handbook II • Columnist, Ottawa Business Journal • Broker, Century 21 Explorer Realty • Follow him on Twitter at @ProfBruce • Read his blogs at and • Current motto: “Making Each Day Count”

  3. Lecture 3— Cost/Benefit Analysis: Internal Rate of ReturnCap Rates Business Models for Real Estate Differentiated Value Highest and Best Use How to Buy—you make money in r.e. when you buy not when you sell When to Sell Why Vacant Land is Worth More than Land with a Building

  4. IRR— Probably truest measure of project’s rate of return IRR = interest rate that exactly balances discounted value of future net cashflows with investment required to develop project or enterprise higher interest rate (discount rate) needs to be in order that future net cashflows exactly offset upfront investment, higher IRR is/ better project is, at least in terms of return on investment

  5. IRR— IRR found by solving following equation by trial and error Computers do it using iterative process

  6. IRR— In simplest model, if student loans Professor $1,000 and Professor pays it back in three years with interest of, say, $150 per year, we have: Year Investment/Cashflow (from the Student’s POV) 0 -$1,000 1 $150 2 $150 3 $1,150

  7. IRR— IRR can be found by solving the following equation by trial and error (not much trial or error here): $1,000 – $150/(1+irr)^1 – $150/(1+irr)^2 – $1,150/(1+irr)^3 = 0 or IRR = 15% p.a.

  8. IRR— Survey after survey (not scientifically) of students No students willing to lend (poor) Professor $1,000 in return for $150 per year of interest Usually aren’t interested until money gets to be around $200/year and most of them looking for $300 or $400 in interest per year Implies Internal Rates of Return in 20 to 40% p.a. range

  9. IRR— Rates of return for students pursuing architecture degree suggest IRRs are in range of just 14% Possibly architects somewhat ‘other directed’ IRR is not whole story Ignores alternative investment returns on equity invested elsewhere

  10. IRR— Personal discount rates tend to fall as people age because: a. Usually have more CASH as they get older and greater supply of money implies price will fall b. their willingness to take risks drops so that would rather have it in T-bills than startups by time most people are in 60s, 70s or 80s

  11. IRR—

  12. IRR— Mega corporations have minimum expectations for IRRs (on equity) around 20 to 22% p.a. Entrepreneurs and startups require much higher IRRs because so many things can go wrong Land dev target rate for IRR = 100% p.a.!

  13. IRR—

  14. IRR— Solve: -81,500 + 7,458/(1+r)^1 + 7,458/(1+r)^2 + 7,458/(1+r)^3 + 7,458/(1+r)^4 + 164,030/(1+r)^5 = 0

  15. IRR— Solve: -75,000 + 5,594/(1+r)^1 + 5,594/(1+r)^2 + 5,594/(1+r)^3 + 5,594/(1+r)^4 + 123,023/(1+r)^5 = 0

  16. IRR— Solve: -6,500 + 3,521/(1+r)^1 + 3,521/(1+r)^2 + 3,521/(1+r)^3 + 3,521/(1+r)^4 + 42,664/(1+r)^5 = 0

  17. IRR—

  18. IRR— Mega corporations have minimum expectations for IRRs (on equity) around 20 to 22% p.a. Entrepreneurs and startups require much higher IRRs because so many things can go wrong Land dev target rate for IRR = 100% p.a.!

  19. IRR— Banks lend money at 3% but mega corps want minimum IRRs of 20 to 22% p.a.? How much interest on savings account Less than 1% (in fact, after all the fees, probably negative) Banks use OPM (Other People’s Money) mixed in with a little of own capital so their IRRs on equity among best on planet

  20. IRR— Reverse IRR Model Establish monthly goals for new enterprise Ski racers want to race > when they know other times Set goal, break it down into intervals and WIN

  21. IRR— Same thing for any business No good to say, ‘I want $150k in revenues first year’ Need $12,500/month or $625 /day, every day for 20 working days in each month Visualization is key Put up sign “N = ?” and drive N up N can be leasing, sales, number of clients…

  22. IRR— Don’t think that, ‘oh well, I didn’t make $625 in sales today, I’ll make it up at month’s end’ Doesn’t work Miss today’s target, means sell $1,300 tomorrow or $1,925 day after Pretty soon, you and your business toast

  23. IRR— Reverse IRR Model based on assumption that, going in, you are likely to know costs more accurately that what revenues likely to be Revenue estimates, whether based on marketing surveys are guesstimates/can be highly unreliable Goal setting based on expected costs plus allowance for profitability probably reasonable mechanism to establish future revenue streams

  24. IRR— Using OPM (Other People’s Money) or leverage (aka debt) Normally increases IRR on your equity Can cause risk to go down not up! E.g., use your equity to build five units instead of one One tenant leaves, have 20% vacancy rate instead of 100% Free cashflow from other four (still occupied) units helps biz stay afloat

  25. IRR— If average vacancy rate for each unit over a ten year period, say, 10%, Probability all five units vacant at same time low 0.1 to power of five or just .001% Entrepreneurs can argue with Bank for more leverage not less

  26. IRR— Bank will say: 1. Put down more equity, better debt to equity ratio/means if asset values tumble, their loans protected by your equity since in Bankruptcy, Foreclosure or Power of Sale proceeding, secured creditor (the Bank) gets paid first 2. If only had one unit instead of five and becomes vacant, your income from other sources may be enough to cover loan payments but if coping with all five units becoming vacant, under water

  27. IRR— Known as cashflow coverage for loan Your free cashflow as calculated by Lender must be significantly greater than monthly mortgage obligations or won’t make the loan Lenders usually only include half rental income and will deduct from your employment and other income, other monthly obligations like home mortgage, car payments and student loans

  28. Cap Rate— Most real estate professionals do not use IRR however Use Cap Rates to compare one project with another Cap Rate (‘Capitalization Rate’) approximate measure, as all financial measures are Cap rate, r = (NOI + Mortgage PMT)/S.P.

  29. Cap Rate— One way to look at inverse of Cap Rate, approximation for number of years it takes to earn back your capital Widely used in commercial real estate sector Higher Cap Rate, better for Buyer and worse for Seller

  30. Cap Rate— Total ROE = ROE (Cash-on-Cash Portion) + ROE (General Real Property Inflation) + ROE (Average Principal Repaid) + ROE (Tax Advantage on Unearned Rents) Cap Rates only measure first variable IRR first three

  31. Maple Leaf Design and Construction (An Example of Bootstrapping) Bootstrapped their way to success Source of capital (essentially supplier credit) Friendly landowner provides options on land, basically at no cost Owner gets paid by home buyer not Maple Leaf

  32. Self Capitalize -why? -VC-funding is hard to get and takes a lot of time -also, you may end up losing control of your business -VC funded biz are just large biz w/ 0 revenues -power comes from having real clients/real cashflow -if you do go for financing and you do it at the mezzanine stage, you’ll have more leverage -Maple Leaf Design and Construction Brain Saumure, B. Arch (CU and SOA) Fred Carmosino, B. Com (Sprott)

  33. -No serfdom for Brian: wanted to be his own boss because he could create more interesting work for himself than others could create for him -Started with $0

  34. Maple Leaf Design and Construction Option on lots Sweat equity: summer in a trailer with plans, signs and Agreements of Purchase and Sale Pre-sell Collected deposits Now have $$$ in their bank account– impressed with a trust Used homeowners credit scores to get construction financing

  35. What is cheaper? Debt or Equity? Debt. What is cheaper than debt? Bootstrap Capital (e.g.: Trade Credit, Deposits,…) They’re FREE!

  36. Reverse out the work -the Internet is the most important new invention of the last 50 years -it is where electrification was at same stage, 20 yrs in -create custom outputs from standard inputs (e.g. new age virtual home builder) -reverse out the work to customers and suppliers -match making -mass communicate at ~ no cost (Twitter, FB, blog, Skype, email, IM, messaging,…) -Crowd sourcing (voting on designs) -user generated content by customers (and suppliers) e.g.: YouTube, Twitter, FB, Reddit, Digg & Threadless (suppliers: artist community submit t-shirt designs voted on by customers)

  37. Virtual home builder: -tried in 2000 to get home builders to do this -very conservative industry -put lots available and designs online in a physics engine together w/ all options/finishes -allow everyone to use physics engine

  38. -go online: choose lot, design, fit-up, finishes (carpet, tile, kitchen cabinets, lighting package, plumbing fixtures, etc.) -put cash register online too -consumer can see what granite or concrete counter tops add to cost -can fool around for 30+ hours -then hit “submit” button

  39. Homebuilders fear putting prices online – their competitors might find out! Ever heard of “Secret Shoppers?” -Put CPM (schedules) online: let customers see where their home is at and let suppliers see too when they’re needed for Footing and Foundation, framing, roofing, windows, electrical, plumbing, insulation, dry wall, paint, carpet, cabinets,…

  40. -As more options are available, more users will visit the site, as more users visit the site, more suppliers come onboard and you have a virtuous cycle -Now “Best Homes 4 U” is enjoying network effects -Suddenly, the flow of cash could reverse direction w/ suppliers becoming advertisers and sponsors

  41. More about Best Homes 4 U: -Allow lawyers access for e-closings -Allow lenders access for e-funding -Now if your WS attracts 10,000s of visitors, you can get your suppliers and your suppliers’ suppliers to pay for ads so more people will buy higher-end products (chandeliers, beveled mirrors, granite, counter tops, home theatre,…) -more options => more people => more options => more people…

  42. -In a virtuous, self-reinforcing cycle (Google is also an example of Network Effects) -30+ hours in Design Centre with clients can become just 60 minutes -Imagine the productivity increase for homebuilder sales staff, lawyers, mortgage lenders, the GC, the foreman (Worst problem? Homebuyer questions about when this or that happens..), suppliers, trades, subs, …

  43. Also, customer satisfaction increases since: • they get EXACTLY what they want, • they feel they had a hand-in its creation (like Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix: just add eggs and milk).

  44. The folks who bring you this pancake mix famously had an erroneous insight years ago—they thought that by adding powdered eggs and milk to their mix and eliminating the instructions “Just add eggs and milk”, they could save the busy consumer time and sell more product • It turned out that homemakers liked adding ‘real’ eggs and milk: first, they thought it was healthier that powdered eggs and milk and, second, they wanted to be involved in ‘making’ their kids’ breakfasts

  45. For most kids, you are what you do for them • By taking this away, sales went down not up • Best Homes 4 U, by involving the consumer in the design of their own home are catering to a deep seated need in humans to ‘buy-in’ • This is a powerful lesson for tech—giving consumers the power to customize products and services is big business. For example, Dell is currently using’s platform to allow artists to submit and prospective customers to select winning designs for laptop covers

  46. Highest and Best Use— • Many models developed as organizing principles for villages, towns and cities • First villages probably founded by handful of families joining together for mutual protection • Division of labour increases well being of village • Those better skilled at farming, hunting, gathering, flint knife carving or producing textiles would specialize in those tasks

  47. Highest and Best Use— • Improvement in wealth of village from intra-village trading • Over time, surplus develops in one village led to trade with other nearby villages which had own specializations • As cities, towns and villages grew, problem of how to efficiently organize became more pronounced

  48. Highest and Best Use— • Spatial organization of city, at various times, been based on: a) religious or other forms of hierarchical systems, b) defense principles, c) royal edict, d) class or race based systems, e) guild based separation, f) fiat based systems (a master planned community with its zoning codes is an example of this), g) FOB (Friends of the Boss – Mayor, Fire Chief, Chief of Police and so forth), or combinations of above