Archive for October, 2007

Closing a large land sale

October 22, 2007

October 22, 2007. Joseph Merkel closed the sale of 362 acres of rolling farmland near Howell, Michigan, today. The land went for $1,400,000 and its future is as an organic farm. This sale took a lot of negotiating and Joseph did a superb job of representing our clients.

In fact, good negotiating on behalf of our clients is part of the Sperry Van Ness culture.


Industrial building listing

October 15, 2007

October 15, 2007. Joseph Merkel listed a 4,800 square foot industrial building today. It is located just east of Chelsea, which has M-52 running north and south and Old US-12 running east and west.

The building is located west of Fletcher Road Exit 162, on Luick Drive; an I-94 Service Road. That gives it plenty of exposure to I-94 with a traffic count in the neighborhood of 61,000 cars per day.

Most American jobs come from small businesses, not major corporations, and this building is well suited for a small business, such as a tool and die shop.

With its 14-foot high ceilings and loading dock w/ leveler, this building is also well suited for an investor, too. Market rents are estimated at $4.13 per square foot.

If your business is currently located in an area that leaves you longing for small town life, take a look at Chelsea and then take a look at this ultra-clean shop.

Industrial investments?

October 8, 2007

October 8, 2007. Sperry Van Ness is one of the nation’s premier industrial real estate service providers. We feature a team of industrial experts dedicated to client representation for owners of owner/user facilities, large warehouse facilities, multi-tenant business parks, flex centers, R&D facilities and other industrial properties.

Sperry Van Ness Advisors provide specific knowledge of the factors that impact industrial investment such as site plans, tenant mixes, tenant credit, and traffic patterns; bringing the highest value proposition to its clients.

Whether clients have one location or a large portfolio of properties, Sperry Van Ness has the services and solutions to meet each individual investor’s needs. Once the property is evaluated, an Advisor develops the best strategy, using all the vast Sperry Van Ness marketing resources and mobilizing the entire brokerage community to work on a specific client’s behalf.

The above is taken from the Sperry Van Ness web site

The unique thing about Sperry Van Ness is that the company, and its advisors, is not selfish or greedy. While not required to do so, the advisors often work in teams. So, if you or someone you know wishes to sell an industrial property, doesn’t it make sense to engage an international real estate brokerage firm where the listing broker is not an individual…or even a team from a single office…but may actually be a team from multiple offices and several different states in our union?

An example of that pairing up will soon be seen when; along with an advisor from Pennsylvania, Gary co-lists an industrial building in Redford, Michigan.

Stay tuned to our Listings page.

Mark Twain said it best

October 1, 2007

October 1, 2007. Part of Sperry Van Ness’ extensive range of services is land investment. Sperry Van Ness Advisors are expert at facilitating the exchange of land on behalf of buyers and sellers. Sperry Van Ness features a team of land experts that are dedicated to client representation and owners of redevelopment, agricultural, brown-field and other land property types.

The highly-qualified senior-level team recognizes that land properties are not merely real estate, but unique assets that require an equally unique approach.

Sperry Van Ness provides specific knowledge of the factors that impact land investors such as location, development opportunities, cycles of consumer taste, and regional and population shifts, bringing the highest value proposition for its clients.

When you go to the Listing tab on our web site, take a look at the choice of vacant land listings; everything from a small country building site to 161 acres on a lake; from commercial development land to a secluded 160 acre hunt club in the middle of a State Forest. When it comes to vacant land, listen to the advice of Mark Twain:

Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.”