Assam Gramin Vikash Bank – Asomi Mortgage Loan

Government of India through a notification dated 12th January 2006 amalgamated the four Regional Rur…

Government of India through a notification dated 12th January 2006 amalgamated the four Regional Rural Banks sponsored by the United Bank of India in the state of Assam to form Assam Gramin Vikash Bank (AGVB).

The erstwhile RRBs amalgamated were Pragjyotish Gaonlia Bank (Established on 06-07-1976), Lakhimi Gaonlia Bank (Established on 29-07-1980), Cachar Gramin Bank (Established on 31-03-1981) and Subansiri Gaonlia Bank (Established on 30-03-1982).

Thus Assam Gramin Vikash Bank (AGVB) came into existence from 12th January 2006 covering the areas of operation of the pre-amalgamated RRBs. The bank has its Head Office at Guwahati.

Purpose: This is a loan to owners of house, flat or commercial property to meet business/professional or personal purposes.

Eligibility: The applicant must have sufficient regular income to repay the loan and the property should be in his name.

Security: This personal loan is granted against mortgage of property such as house /flat /commercial property.

Commercial Mortgage Modification

In todays crumbling, commercial real estate market, both borrowers and lenders find themselves in quite a precarious predicament. Borrowers struggle to make their commercial mortgage payments, while lenders are crippled by the increasing number of defaults on commercial property. Right now the best solution to this problem is commercial mortgage modification.

Commercial mortgage modification is the process of renegotiating the terms of a commercial loan. This is done typically by reducing the interest rate or monthly payment on the loan. Other benefits to the borrower may include an extension of the loan term, a forbearance or moratorium on payments, and of course an alternative to foreclosure.

A commercial mortgage modification is about risk to the lender. A lender will only consider a modification if a borrower is in default or at risk of defaulting. The most important thing the lender will look at in determining whether or not to modify a commercial note is cash flow. One very important calculation used in determining cash flow is called the DCR or Debt Coverage Ratio. This ratio is used by the underwriters to determine if a modification can be approved. If a property is breaking even, meaning the income generated is equal to the operating expenses, the DCR would be equal to 1. If commercial property has a positive cash flow, meaning the income the property generates is more than sufficient to cover the mortgage payment and all of the operating expenses, the DCR is greater than 1. If the property is losing money, the DCR would be less than 1. A lender will most likely not modify the commercial note, if the property already has a DCR greater than 1. Commercial lenders writing new commercial loans will most likely require a DCR of 1.25 or greater.

The most common form of payment reduction seen in a commercial mortgage modification is when the lender converts a principal and interest payment to an interest only payment. A lender may consider this form of commercial loan modification to help the borrower improve their cash flow. By only paying the interest on the loan, as opposed to principal and interest, the payment becomes more affordable for the borrower.

However, in extreme circumstances, reducing the mortgage payment to interest only is just not enough for a commercial property owner. If a lender sees that the borrower will still have negative cash flow even after reducing the payment to interest only, they may consider a reduction in the interest rate. Although the interest rate reduction may be temporary, it will help the borrower free up capital and maintain the mortgage payment on time. Although uncommon, lenders have lowered interest rates to as low as 1% even, to avoid an even more costly foreclosure.

Best Property Developers And Builders In Chennai

Chennai is an important metro city of India. Located on the shores of Bay of Bengal and is home to the second largest natural beach in the world. Like all over in India, real estate market is growing at fast pace in Chennai also. With more and more industries and companies setting up their base in Chennai, demand for commercial as well as residential space is increasing very fast. To cash in this demand, many real estate developers are launching their projects. These residential and commercial property projects are bringing huge fortune for the developers. Most of the leading builders in Chennai start their housing projects at few acres of land. They construct well panned and aesthetically beautiful housing societies.

Some of leading property developers in Chennai is

Golden Homes Pvt. Ltd.

Golden Homes is among the well reputed property developers in Chennai. It is known for successfully completing ore than 100 housing projects all over the city. Some of the most prominent projects from this builder include Golden Fortune, Golden Altius, Golden Tassles, Golden Chime, Golden Kingsmead, Golden Quarter and others.

Appaswamy Real Estate:

The Appaswamy Group of Companies is appreciated in Chennai for developing various leading housing projects. The Group has diversified in many fields apart from property development. It deals in construction, Chit& Finance, Hoteliers and Generation of No-Conventional Power through Wind Mills. The Appaswamy Real Estate has created a niche for itself in the real estate market of Chennai on account of its quality of work, meeting deadlines, customer satisfaction and the affordable prices.

Jain Housing & Construction Ltd.:

Jain Housing and Constructions are known among the prominent builders in Chennai. They are known for offering quality work at affordable prices. They have built numerous projects and some of them are Jains Ankush Prakash, Jains Kences Retreat, Jain Amrit Kalash, Jains Anusruta, Jains La Gardenia, Jains Antariksha, Jains Eiffel Gardens, Jains Abhishek, Jains Anumita and Jains Green Acres and more.

Sri Satya Sai Constructions

Sri Satya Sai Developers are constructing residential as well as commercial property in Chennai since 1990. Some of the famous projects from this construction house are Capital Towers, Challa Mall, Eden Garden, Casa Challa, The Retreat, Intel Park and IT Park.

New Partner strengthens the Trethowans Commercial Property Group

Salisbury and Southampton solicitors Trethowans have bolstered its Commercial Property Group with the hire of Jennifer Rogerson as Partner.

Jennifer is a highly experienced commercial property solicitor who qualified in 2003 with Trethowans and most recently was with Shoosmiths in their Reading office.

Jennifer has many years of experience in advising property clients on a wide range of real estate matters with a particular focus on landlord and tenant matters and transactions involving the leisure, retail and care home sectors. She also has a great deal of experience in property-based funding work, having acted for a number of banks and lending institutions.

Jennifer prides herself on understanding client’s businesses and taking steps to ensure her advice meets the commercial needs of her clients. She has worked closely with various clients in order to develop service manuals containing precedent documentation and procedure guidelines. The bespoke documentation reflects the client’s specific requirements which assists in driving down timescales and costs.

Commenting on her return to Trethowans, Jennifer said; -I am delighted to be returning to Trethowans. Trethowans has a growing reputation for providing quality legal services to a very impressive client list which includes many notable household names and I am delighted to be part of the team.-

Commenting on Jennifer’s arrival, Chris Twaits, Partner and Head of the Commercial Property Team in Southampton said, -We are delighted to welcome Jennifer back to Trethowans. Jennifer is a real talent and her appointment is further evidence of Trethowans continued commitment to expanding key areas of the firm. Trethowans is very much a firm on the up as is confirmed by Jennifer’s choice to leave a well regarded firm such as Shoosmiths to join Trethowans. This sends out a very strong message.-

For more information visit Salisbury and Southampton solicitors http://www.trethowans.com/

Divergent Housing Price Trends In Mumbai And National Capital Region Crisi Research

CRISIL Research expects divergent price trends during the year in Mumbai and NCR (National Capital Region), the two largest residential real estate markets in India. In 2011, prices of houses are likely to decline in Mumbai, whereas prices will rise marginally in NCR. Further, the extent of price decline will vary widely across areas in Mumbai, whereas prices will inch up uniformly across areas in NCR.
CRISIL Research studied the price trend in three major supply pockets in Mumbai and NCR western suburbs (Goregaon, Malad, Kandivali and Borivali), Thane (Ghodbunder Road), and central suburbs (Dombivli and Kalyan) in Mumbai; and Noida and the outskirts of Ghaziabad and Faridabad in NCR.

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Accounting for more than 50 per cent of total planned supply in each city, these major supply pockets would represent the trend in housing prices in the whole city. Mumbai and NCR would together account for more than half the 1.5 billion sq ft housing supply planned in India’s 10 leading cities up to 2013.

In Mumbai, falling demand, owing to diminished affordability, and rising interest rates will trigger a decline in prices in 2011. Prices of houses soared by 43 per cent in 2010, in the city’s three major supply pockets. Prices thus surpassed their peak values, attained in the first half of 2008, by 26 per cent, adversely affecting housing affordability. CRISIL Research therefore expects prices in Mumbai to decline by 8-10 per cent in 2011.
In NCR, prices will move up marginally because of relatively better affordability. Prices went up only by 6 per cent in 2010 in the capital region’s three major supply pockets. Prices in these areas currently are 15-20 per cent less than their peak values in the second half of 2007, making affordability relatively better in NCR than in Mumbai. CRISIL Research therefore expects average prices in the region to move up marginally by 3-4 per cent in 2011.

“Reduced affordability and a likely increase in interest rates by the Reserve Bank of India will subdue demand and depress housing prices in Mumbai in 2011. In NCR, relatively better affordability will prop prices despite any increase in interest rates,” explains Nagarajan Narasimhan, Director – CRISIL Research.

In Mumbai, the extent of the price decline would vary widely by area. Prices in premium locations like South Mumbai and Central Mumbai, which have an excess supply of houses priced at more than Rs 50 million, would decline sharply by 15-20 per cent over the next 12 months. Prices will decline more moderately, by about 6 per cent, in areas like Vasai and Virar, where affordability would be relatively better. In NCR, with prices increasing marginally across all areas, the trend, again, will be divergent.

Best Locations In Mumbai To Buy Residential Property

Mumbai-the commercial capital of the country and home to the Indian film industry, has always been a preferred choice for buying, selling or renting properties in India. It is recognized as an IT/ITES hub and this has led to a thriving demand for properties. Despite the skyrocketing real estate prices, the city has something to offer for every class of the society to invest in real estate.

Due to large scale urbanization in the suburbs, Mumbai is expected to see very high demand for residential space of approximately 16.40 lakh units. The mid-scale and affordable housing in suburban and peripheral areas will be the focus of this demand.

The eastern suburban areas of Navi Mumbai, like Kharghar, Airoli, CBD Belapur, and Sanpada which have been getting a lot of infrastructural developments, happen to be good investment options. Rates in Navi Mumbai range between Rs.3000 to Rs.5000 per sq ft. While the North Western and Eastern suburbs continue to be the preferred locations; in Mumbai, the demand has continued and there are some new projects coming up in South Mumbai. Also, Central Mumbai areas e.g. Wadala, Sion etc are coming up with new residential ventures.

Navi Mumbai is getting the larger share of the pie, as most of the real estate projects are coming up here and the prices are affordable as compared to Mumbai. Many options are still available in Mumbai, wherein you can afford to have an abode of your own. Lets have a look at a few of them:

Kurla- One of the major suburb of Mumbai, the suburban railway station lies on the Central and Harbour line. Lokmanya Tilak Terminus lies near to the Kurla Suburban Station, which is a terminus for out passenger/express trains. It has its own railway junction and is 3.5 Kms away from the domestic airport and 13.5-14kms from Mumbai Central and Mumbai CST respectively. The locality has got Engineering Colleges as well, apart from lots of schools and various other educational institutions.

Borivali- The Borivali suburban railway station is on the Western Line. Located in the North-Western Mumbai, it is one of the few places in the world that has got a National park within the city limits-The Sanjay Gandhi National Park. There are a number of well known educational institutions managed by the Franciscan Brothers. The very famous amusement park, “Essel World” and Asia’s largest water park “Water Kingdom” are located here. It is at a distance of approximately 18 Km from the airport and 32 Km from the Mumbai Central.

Sion- The Sion suburban railway station lies between Matunga and Kurla on the Central line. There are a few residential projects coming up in this area. The Central Labour Institute is nearby and other schools and colleges are also there. Not only the local trains, but also the Sion BEST bus depot connects it well to other localities like Wadala, Dadar, Antop Hill, Bandra etc.

Vikhroli- This Mumbai suburb has a railway station with the same name on the Central line. Similar to many other areas in Mumbai, it is divided by the railway line between two parts, namely Vikhroli East and Vikhroli West. There has been a proposal for a bridge to be built over Thane creek to Kopar Khairne, Navi Mumbai, the third linkage between Navi Mumbai to Mumbai. It lies between the Ghatkopar and Kanjurmarg Suburban Railway Stations.

Chembur- Located 22 Km to the North-East of Churchgate, Chembur is located in the eastern part of Mumbai. The Suburban Railway station of Chembur is on the Harbour Line. Owing to its central location, it is well connected via roads to Navi Mumbai, Ghatkopar, Sion, Kurla, Mulund, Mankhurd, Panvel and Thane. The NG Acharya Garden or Diamond Garden, Sandu Garden and Pestom Garden. are the major attractions of Chembur. It is about 20 Km from the international airport and 18 Km from the CST railway station.

Jogeshwari- Jogeshwari Suburban Railway station lies on the Western Line between Andheri and Goregaon. Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road or JVLR, as it is popularly known connects it to the central suburb of Vikhroli. The place is mostly inhabited by Muslims and Maharashtrians. The suburb is named after Goddess Jogeshwari. There are some earlier caves in the eastern part of the region, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Jogeshwari. There are some of the well known schools and colleges in the area.

Ghatkopar- One of the richest suburbs of the city, the place is filled with all kinds of shopping centers, jewelers’ shops, cloth shops, eateries etc. It lies on the Central Line of the suburban railway station, between Vidyavihar and Vikhroli. North Bombay Welfare Society High School (Ghatkopar West), Fatima High School (in the border area with Vidyavihar), Gurukul High School (Ghatkopar East), Garodia High School (Garodia Nagar), Ramji Assar High School (Ghatkopar East) area few private schools in the area. For arts, Science, Management, Engineering and Medicine streams, the famous Somaiya family of colleges is here. In addition, the suburb is served by at least three Municipal schools. It lies 6 Km from the international airport and about 18 and 16 Km from CST and Mumbai Central respectively.

Goregaon- It is a major suburban railway station on the Western Line between Jogeshwari and Malad. It is in the northern part of the city and is easily accessible by buses, trains, auto-rickshaws and taxis. Not only has it housed the famous film studios Filmistaan and Film City (in Goregaon East) but also the cinemas like Anupam and Samrat. Goregaon West is known to have most of the shopping centres of the locality. The Western Express Highway and Linking road lie on either side of the area. It is primarily a middle class locality.

Malad- It is well known for Marve/Aksa/Erangal beaches where the famous Raheja group hotels Resort/Retreat are situated. It is on the Western Line of the Suburban Railway between Goregaon and Kandivali. There are a number of shopping centres, markets, theaters etc in the locality. Malad East has many popular housing colonies like Raheja Township, Govind Nagar, Mahindra Nagar and Pratap Nagar. Mahindra Nagar is a clean and green society, which was nominated as the second most pollution-free area in Mumbai by Eureka Forbes after Aarey Colony in Goregaon.

Area-Avg Price/Sqft(INR)-Avg Rent/Sqft (INR)
Kurla(East/West)-6092 / 7688-21 / 29
Borivali(East/West)-6330 / 6884-21 / 18
Vikhroli(East/West)-6051 / 6609-19 / 24
Ghatkopar(East/West)-7458 / 6880-26 / 24
Malad(East/West)-7204 / 5336-24 / 25
Jogeshwari(East/West)-9190 / 7309-32 / 28
Goregaon(East/West)-7605 / 7968-25 / 25
Chembur-8367-25

The above localities offer a lucrative option for real estate investments. These are well developed and have a better infrastructure in comparison to the developing Navi Mumbai suburbs. Also, they offer a cheaper rental as well as capital values, when compared to the Mumbai’s Golden triangle, Malabar Hill, Breach Candy and Altamount Road and other costly areas, where residential properties sell in the range from 40000-62000 Rs/Sqft .

Pune Real Estate Market

The real estate market of Pune is going steady and smooth if compared to other cities, where both residential and commercial property graph is going downwards. While everywhere the experts are expecting a doom in realty, Pune seems to be confronting the forecast.

Perhaps, as Pune was never a mainstream real estate destination, it never saw a huge decline in realty prices. The slump was there in the city but it was only for a short period of time. There are various reasons why Pune has now emerged a preferred real estate destination.

As the IT industry drives the real estate demand in the city, first home sales constitute a major chunk of transactions happening in Pune. In this city, there is always a steady demand for property in Kalyani Nagar and Baner, which are close to two major IT hubs in the city. Besides the IT and BPO industry, the student population living outside their campuses are also responsible for fueling demand for housing in Pune.

Renowned real estate developers in Pune are of a view that the Pune property prices are on the move for a sharp drop. But real estate agents and the local industry experts in the city don’t think that there will be any recession in Pune real estate industry at least in the next 10 years. And Pune real estate developers also assert that the demand is stable and exceeding supply.
At present, Pune real estate market is one of the most active segments in Western India. Private realty players as well as local property builders and civic authorities are pouring in more investments in the city.

According to the latest realty market reports, commercial realty in Pune fetches about 20-25% returns on investment. This makes the city the most favorite and a preferred destination of investors.

The residential property segment is equally upbeat at this point of time.

The buzz has not only been created by the commercial real estate market of Pune but also by the residential realty market. In the residential front, the focus of real estate developers is on affordable housing. Major real estate developers like Kolte-Patil, Gera Properties have announced the launch of affordable housing projects in the city. These developers are planning to build one-room set and two-room set accommodation that costs between Rs 10-15 lakh.

Real estate developers in Pune are now also focusing on the bordering areas of Pune. The city centre boasts of high capital and rental values. Therefore, most of the buyers are now looking for affordable accommodation in the suburban and bordering areas. And, real estate developers are trying to cash in on this behaviour of the property seekers. Property in areas like Kothrud, Vanwadi, Oundh are high in demand. All these areas were earlier the extension of villages but are now they are the hub of property development.

Now, the residential real estate market of Pune is all set to reach newer heights. As per the industry estimates, the city needs almost 40,000 residential properties every year to match the housing demands of its citizens.

Considering that, the Maharashtra government has now given a green signal to private real estate players for setting up fully integrated townships in Pune, under the Public Private Participation (PPP) model.

To cash-in on this opportunity, Pune-based developer, City Group has come forward with its township project Amanora Park Town, the first project after the governments declaration.

Under this project, the land would be provided to the developer by the government, who would then build up all the infrastructure comprising residential units and commercial properties. The developer will also be responsible for developing the social infrastructure encompassing healthcare centres, educational institutions, and entertainment facilities within the city.

The Amanora Park Town would be developed in the area of about 400 acres at Hadapsar with all the aforementioned infrastructure and facilities.

According to the real estate agents, demand for medium budget residential properties in Pune is continuously increasing.

Some other real estaet projects coming up in Pune:

1.Greensville Sky Villas in Kharadi by Gera
2.Bloomfield in Ambegaon by Amit Enterprises
3.Regent Park in Baner by Gera
4.Emerald City in Kharadi by Gera
5.Princetown in Undri by Kumar Properties
6.Sobha Carnation in NIBM Kondwa by Sobha Developers
7.Picasso in Hadapsar by Kumar Properties

Principles to measure the value of a property

Both the seller and the buyer of a property are always free to set the prices at their comfort allowing some room for the negotiation. The price of a particular property for which both the parties are agreed is considered to be the best & almost the actual price.

The value of real estate market is more likely the price that a buyer is willing to pay a seller for a property in a normal market operation. Now this price depends on many factors and there are different principles that are used to determine the value of a property. y.

Value by the buyer
A buyer is free to offer any number of attempts to acquire the property and often offer below the maximum price he/she is willing to pay, to give room for some negotiation. Of course, many factors can affect the transaction. Although the seller is under no pressure to sell, the quick decision (and receipt of proceeds from the sale) may tempt the seller to accept an offer price that is less than ideal.

Value by the seller
A seller is free to set the price for the property that makes the sale. Often, the price for the property is set at a figure above the price the seller is willing to accept, to give room for any negotiation. Even the price that the seller is willing to accept not necessarily reflects the exact value of the property. Although if the sellers are not the sole owner of the property or if are the real estate brokers, then the value of the property may be increased by few percents.

Principles that determine the value of a property

Substitution Principle – The property value is influenced by the cost of acquiring a comparable property, i.e., having similar features design and construction, or functional use, that property is being considered
Principle of highest and best use – A property reaches its highest value when given more profitable use permitted by the legal framework of the physical environment in which the property is cataloged. Determining the use of a property must be part of any assessment like if it is a residential or commercial property because the appraiser attempts to identify the economic factors that may be more lucrative to the different uses that can give the field at different stages.
External Factors – According to this principle, external factors can influence property value of it.
Supply and Demand – The cost of any property will always be determined by the number of other similar properties for sale and its relation to the element number of buyers in the market.
Balance – A market in equilibrium will tend to have more properties available for sale than buyers. It is said that the uses of the properties are in equilibrium when a sufficient number of offers of complementary types of properties are available, i.e. when the number of housing units maintained in proper proportion to the number of commercial and industrial units offered.
Change – Give her long life, there are factors that affect the value of the property, whether physical or economic.
Compliance, progression and regression – the value of a house that is at odds with others in the neighborhood can have positive benefits.
Growth, balance and decline – The sharp deterioration of the physical effect dictate that all property passing through the aforementioned
Anticipation – its value is assumed to increase with time
Improvements – The contribution of an improvement to the property value is measured by its effect on market value
Law of Increasing and Decreasing Earnings – Improvements that create a proportionate increase in value or greater, to be acting to profit and when no further improvements then it mark the decline. The valuation methods for residential plots can be different from that of the commercial land according to some top real estate brokers.

The Importance of Due Diligence

At this time, study into fiscal assets, articles or blog posts of incorporation, current market share, technological innovation, hardware and small business competencies are examined.

Sadly, for small business&hellipone plus 1, does not always equal two, notably when it comes to culture and integrating &ldquohuman methods&rdquo.uo.

Figures suggest only fifteen% to 25% of all mergers and numerous small business combinations dwell up to anticipations. 25% to 30% are claimed to be outright failures, with the obtained entity staying liquidated at a loss in three to five many years of acquisition. The remaining forty five% to sixty% result in very little or no clear profit to the purchaser&rsquos shareholders.

In currently&rsquos merger action, we see an alarming pattern of companies shelling out as well much for the corporations they are acquiring. Normal Local climate: open-finished inquiries that capture the tales and recommendations from staff members.
The consequence is a Cultural Resume. This doc demonstrates the information final results of a cultural diagnostic and lays out the distinctive organizational culture of every single organization unit into one particular crystal clear message. The Cultural Resume helps the stakeholders make a decision the finest strategy heading ahead and creating measurable action options for the formation of cultural integration endeavours for these included. Cultural Due Diligence can&rsquot fix an group that is pursuing the erroneous approach. What it can do is cut down on casual methods, interior politics, lack of believe in, resentment and just plain negative administration that might sink the right technique. Like any assessment, CDD is only as fantastic as what you do with it, but we consider the attempts concerned are very well worth it.

Folks are the spine of any enterprise and are at the heart of integration exertion. We listen to this all the time &ndash &ldquoPeople are our most significant asset&rdquo&hellipreally? Then why are financials reviewed every quarter, buyer gratification surveys done each quarter (or additional commonly) and employee gratification surveys are done just about every 18 months, at finest? So actually, are folks our most important asset?

The techniques individuals have and their experience make up a major portion of a business&rsquos value. By which include and bringing men and women into the integration approach you will get much better details that will foster far more engaged workers and greater company benefits long-term.

Does Cultural Due Diligence Work? We believe that so!

We labored with a big manufacturing organization on integration attempts. The firm experienced created a strategic determination to combine its sales power and client provider organization. We commenced the assessment period with a common organizational chart assessment, actual physical site mapping and administration designs evaluation. The variations in between the two companies were wide and did not match the printed policy manuals at all. The two features were audited and we executed the Cultural Due Diligence process.

The finish outcome?

We successfully built-in the two functions underneath a single management team and saved above $1,000,000 in waste for each 12 months. Two dozen redundancies and a number of mismanaged and outdated policies and treatments had been removed. In the upcoming two many years, purchaser fulfillment rose by thirty% and market share grew by above 20%. Most importantly, the work lasted and outperformed objectives. We defeat the odds!

Leasing Retail Space – Know Your Neighbors

Are Nearby Stores Complementary?
Next review whether the retail space you are considering is complementary to nearby retail establishments. For example, it would not be appropriate to put a liquor store adjacent to a school for troubled children. However, a dry cleaners, nail salon, office supply store and dollar store might all fit well in their neighborhood shopping center anchored by a major grocery chain.

Complementary Stores

Grocery stores, drugstores and gas stations tend to be complementary. In some cases, they are all provided by one retailer. For example, many of the Sam’s Club or super Wal-Mart’s have groceries, a drugstore and sell gasoline. In addition, there has been a growing trend for grocery stores to sell gasoline as a loss leader. Their objective is not to make money selling gasoline. Their objective is to increase the number of trips customers make to the store to buy groceries.
Category Killers

In some cases, “category killers” cluster in a power center. (A category killer is a retailer who stocks every conceivable item relative to a category. Office Depot is a category killer for office supplies. Petco is a category killer for pet supplies.) Having four to six category killers in one cluster is referred to as a power center.
More on Category Killers

The stores are not linked in a physical sense, other than being part of the same planned development. In other words, they were likely developed at the same time on one large tract of land, but there is no enclosed pathway between the stores. Other examples of category killers are Home Depot, Circuit City, Best Buy, Linens N Things and Bed Bath and Beyond.
Example of Complementary Uses

Another example of complementary use retail uses would be to put a beauty products store, hair salon, tanning salon, nail salon and spa contiguous with each other in the same retail center. Customers interested in one of these businesses may well be interested in at least one of the others.
Avoid a Deal Killer

Complementary uses can be a meaningful enhancement of a location. However, uses which are clearly inconsistent with your proposed location may be a deal killer.
Construction

When retail space meets the minimally acceptable standard for the previously discussed criteria, it is time to review the costs to prepare the retail space for your business. In broad terms, the costs include signage and the cost of renovating or redoing the improvements within your space.
Tenant Improvements

At this point, you need to know the landlord’s policy regarding tenant improvements. (Tenant improvements are worked performed to make space suitable for a business. It can include adding restrooms, demolishing and adding walls, floor coverings, window coverings, signage and virtually anything else related to physically preparing the retail space for your business.
Will the Landlord Pay?

The landlord is usually willing to fund tenant improvement expenditures provided he is confident the tenant has the financial capacity to pay rent for the term of the lease. If you’re representing a national retailer with a strong balance sheet, landlords will practically spend as much money as you request on tenant improvements. Of course, the cost of the tenant improvements will be built into the rental rate.
It’s Up to You

If you’re a start-up business with no track record and little capital, landlords will be cautious about expenditures for tenant improvements. They will likely want you to fund tenant improvements for your space. The benefit is your rental rate will be lower. However, you’ll have to include the cost of preparing your space for occupancy in your initial capitalization.
TI Details

Other issues related to tenant improvements include defining the work to be done, and who has financial responsibility for performing the work. If you’re a national retailer, you might provide a landlord with a detailed set of plans for your space. It is then up to him to cost effectively provide the buildout you are requiring. If you’re a smaller retailer, the landlord may provide a tenant improvement allowance, and require you to interface with contractors to have the work performed.
How Much TI?

The cost of tenant improvements occasionally exceeds $100 per square foot for second-generation retail. It is generally much lower. Even if the landlord is willing to provide substantial funds for tenant improvements, be cautious about the scope of work for tenant improvements. The landlord’s expenditure for tenant improvements is essentially a loan which will be repaid with your rent during the term of the lease.
Who pays for ADA?

If the space requires tenant improvements which require obtaining a building permit from the city, review whether you’ll have to replace the restroom because of ADA. (ADA is the Americans with Disabilities Act). In most cases, changes to provide ADA compliance are not necessary if you not require a building permit. However, a consequence of obtaining a building permit is typically that the space must be revised to completely comply with ADA. Replacing the bathroom so it is ADA compliant can be expensive.

The Market Research and Consulting division of OConnor & Associates provides information necessary to make decision to commercial real estate professionals. Occupancy and Rental Data, ownership and management information are routinely gathered for four major land uses multifamily, office, retail and industrial. This information allows investors to compare competitive properties, facilitate business decisions and track market and submarket performance. In addition the data is useful to brokers who for example continually monitor Houston retail space leasing, Houston office space leasing, Houston industrial space leasing, Houston apartments, Dallas apartments, Ft. Worth apartments, Austin apartments, and San Antonio apartments.