Commercial Real Estate Blog

Houston Hotel Pre-Listing Not On Loopnet or Listed – Pocket Listing

Price: $2,500,000

Flag: Independent

Rooms: 32

Location: Northwest Houston

Year Built: 2018

Financials: None – Opening doors October 1st 2018

Land Size: 1 Acre

Features: New FF & E,  Freeway Viewability, Excellent location, Start business quickly, turnkey, ready for business in 30 days or less.



NEWLY RENOVATED shopping center very close to Downtown Houston with tenants in place with long term leases with over $48,000 in annual rental income + grocery store business is INCLUDED with the sale.   Liquor license, lottery permits have been applied ,


  • Freeway view-ability (hwy 59)
  • 30,000+ cars per day at intersection
  • extreme future growth in area
  • Signalized hard corner
  • Remodeled shopping center
  • Grocery store business goes with location

Income as of 09/21/2018

Average Net (monthly)
Grocery 5500-6000 (Beer license will be active 10/2018 this will increase sales) $1760
Parking Leased 250-400 $325
Lotto 600-800 $35
Gambling Machines 700-800 $525
Washer & Dryer ($25,000) Pro Forma – Plans Done ($18,000) Proforma
Restaurant 800 $800
UHaul 2000 $1800
Total Now $5245
($23,245 proforma)

For Address: E-Sign Agreement and Disclosure

Auction – 3 acres of Houston Land Hard corner Hillcroft at Dunlap with High Traffic


Price: Undisclosed Send Highest and Best Bid by 04/15/2018
Land: 3 Acres
Location: Hillcroft and Dunlap
Traffic: 16,364 Car Per Day
Restrictions: None – Commercial or Residential Development
Contact: Allen Jimenez at 832-305-7653 for any other details
Notes: Perfect location for retail, c-store, car wash, etc..

view with traffic


34 Unit Apt Complex Houston 11-12% Cap Rate For Sale – Not Listed


34 unit apt complex
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Superb updated apartment complex

  • 95% Hispanic area
  • 34 Units
  • 97% Occupied
  • 1 more unit available for rental for another 7200.00 a month (efficiency) not included currently in financials we use for storage
  • All units renovated 2018
  • Tile / wood floors (tile looks like wood)
  • Granite Counters
  • New appliances
  • Paint
  • Molding
  • Stainless fixtures
  • Gates installed
  • Cameras installed
  • Alarm installed

Financials available upon requests

4 Star Hotel for Sale – Houston Texas – High Gross Revenue

Best Western Plus - Katy Mills
Best Western Plus – 78 Rooms on 1.8 Acres of Land

Address: 2006 Katy Mill Blvd
Rooms: 78

Land Size: 1.8 acres
Annual Income: $1.8M
PIP: Completed in last 12 months
Flag: Best Western Plus (Plus is a more upscale compared to normal Best Western)
Built: Year 2009 
List Price: $7.5M
Parking: 75+ Cars
Traffic: 125,000+ Cars Per Day (90k on Hwy Daily)

Financials:  Available upon request please call Allen at 832-305-7653 for CA
Pocket listing off market currently – no realtor commissions will be paid at this point.

Please do not approach hotel, as it is not owner operated, and do not want to alarm the staff.  Thank you in advance. 

4.5 Star Reviews from 197 Satisfied Customers
PIP Has been completed in last 12 Months – New Carpet, Beds, TV’s, and much more


Collection Street Cross Street Traffic Vol Year Distance
Highway Blvd
Katyland Dr W
0.23 mi
Old Katy Rd
Katyland Dr W
0.23 mi
Katy Fwy
Bass Pro Dr E
0.30 mi
I- 10
Katy Freeway Svc Rd NE
0.30 mi
Katy Fort Bend Rd
Katy Fwy N
0.35 mi

Location, Location, Location this is the key to a successful business, this location has a median income of over $110,632 in a one mile radius. 

Houston Flooded Home sold 60% of Value – Memorial Area for a PROFIT OF $90,000!

This is a wholesale off market property.  We have an official appraisal from a licensed Texas Appraisal for $360,000 after repairs are made completed yesterday 02/18/2018.  Estimate for construction is $60-65,000, and asking price is $225,000, GIVES YOU A PROFIT OF $90,000 !!!! TOP BIDDER WINS BY TOMORROW 02/20/2018 5PM 

  • Asking Price: $225K
  • Repairs: $65K (worst case scenario)
  • Investor Total: $290K
  • After Repair Value: $360K
  • Profit: $70,000-90,000 depending if self managed construction 


More Pictures Here:

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Home Statistics:

  • Living Sqft: 2300 sqft
  • Lot Size: 2800 sqft
  • Type: Single Family Home
  • Flood Zone: X (lowest rating does not require flood insurance) – ONLY FLOODED because the city released the reservoir container.
  • Starting Bid: $225k
  • Sheetrock: Removed
  • Mold Remediation Done – Now completely dry and down to studs

Walmart Anchored Shopping Center w/ National Tenants 8% Cap – $1.55M


8 walmart 2sign

Secure 8% Cap on this Shopping Center in front of Walmart Anchor, with 2 National Tenants.  If you are looking for a STABLE investment with NNN leases, this is your opportunity to own such an investment.

In the direct center of national tenants – Walmart, Buc-ee’s, O’Reily, Memorial Hospital, Dollar Tree – Superb location

Building Description:

  • Year Built: 2005
  • Sqft of Building: 8499 sqft
  • Construction Type: Stucco – Brick and Morter
  • Number of Tenants: 3
  • Occupied: 100% Occupied

Land Description:

  • Lot Size: .97 Acres (1 acre)
  • Features: Front of Walmart (Anchor)
  • Asphalt Paved
  • Parking Spaces (35 parking spaces +)
Collection Street Cross Street Traffic Vol Year Distance
W Loop St
Sandy Corners Rd NE
0.10 mi
N Wharton St
Tura St SE
0.30 mi
N Mechanic St
Tura St SE
0.30 mi
Farm-to-Market Road 2765
Point West Dr NE
0.33 mi
N Wharton St
Franke St NW
1.21 mi
1 Mi 3 Mi
Average Age
Median HH Income
Daytime Employees
Population Growth ’17-’22
Household Growth ’17-’22
Listed by:
Allen Jimenez – Broker #0549644
713-703-7089 (Mobile)
832-305-7653 (Office)
800-508-2939 (Fax)
Closed over 120+ Successful Transactions – Mentored & Trained Agents – Commercial Mortgage Broker & Real Estate Broker
me leaning on fence
Property ID: 59576651401

4 Plex in Eado (East of Downtown Houston) sold at 10% Cap Rate $295K obo

  • 4 Plex in Eado for sale sold for land value only $300K
  • 100% Tenant Occupied please do not disturb tenants
  • Property located very close to Downtown Houston
  • Area is extremely revitalizing
  • Rents are very low, but tenants in place for many years
  • Bring all offers!  Looking for cash/quick close



16 Unit Apt Complex Rehabbed and Making a Ton of Money! 13%+ Cap Rate $1.4M + 3 Acres of Land

Summary:  16 Unit Apt complex just finished and 50% full within 3 months expect 100% occupancy in 3 more months – also comes with 3 Acres of land next to it for future development.  Cap Rate at $1.4M is 13% when 100% occupied by now because when owner gets 100% occupied he will sell much higher!  Move fast!

Rehabbed 16 Units, 8 Units were done 08/15/2018 approximately and have already leased out, he will be done with the other 8 units this week and will fill up quickly.  Owner also secured 3 Acres of land next to the apt complex for future construction.

16 Units all 2 bedroom and 1 bath

  • New electrical
  • New siding
  • New windows
  • New HVAC (air conditioning in and outside units)
  • New Plumbing
  • New roof
  • Management in place
  • Full remodel according to owner
  • Auto payment tenants on section 8

Rent Roll Current

Rent Roll with Rent Increases in Jan 2019

Fully Occupied Proforma for 2019 Sec 8 Rent Increases 01_2019 Kevin Baker Apt Complex



5 Duplexes + 1 Single Family fully occupied,generates more money then UNCLE SAM! 10% Cap Rate! Fully Occupied! Cash Cow!

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Income Summary:

5 Duplex Building (10 Units x $500 each = $5000 a month = $60,000 a year)
1 Single Family Building (1 Unit = $500 a month = $6000 a year)
$66,000 Total Rent Revenue Generated Each Year

100% Occupied


Taxes are $4000 a year
Lawn service $1600 a year
Management $6000 a year
Tenants pay there own utilities on separate meters

Buildings in great shape
Map Location – Google Map



Wholesale Deal: 4bed/2.5 Bath valued at $230K for quick cash sale $165K – No repairs required

Wholesale property for sale in Houston Suburb near “The Woodlands”.  Home is in great shape and tenant occupied please DO-NOT-DISTURB tenants.  They are month to month but been there for 10+ Years and would love to stay, but that is up to the new owners.

Address: 5506 Woodville Ln, Spring 77379-7951, Harris County (google map)

Video Tour of Property:

Photos of Property:


  • NEVER Flooded
  • Worth $230,000 to $280,000  (View Comparable Market Analysis)
  • Needs little or no repairs
  • Granite Counters
  • Wood Floors
  • Currently rented out for $1500 a month (average for this area is $1750)
    • Tenants been living in the home for 10+ Years and would love to stay
    • Lease is on month to month if you need them to vacate


Zillow Values Homes at $224,000 and Rent Average is $1750 per month



Tax Rate:

Tax Year Total Tax Change ($) Change (%)
2015 $5,490
2016 $5,505 $15 0.27%
2017 $5,502 -$3 -0.05%


Land Use – CoreLogic: SFR Half Baths: 1
Land Use – County: Res Imprvd Table Val Fireplace: Y
Land Use – State: Resid Single Family Fireplaces: 1
Lot Acres: 0.2176 Elec Svs Type: Y
Lot Sq Ft: 9,480 Cooling Type: Central
# of Buildings: 1 Heat Type: Central
Building Type: Single Family Porch: Open Frame Porch
Bldg Class: R Porch Sq Ft: 100
Building Sq Ft: 2,624 Patio Type: Concrete/Masonry Patio
Gross Sq Ft: 2,624 Patio/Deck 1 Area: 117
Above Gnd Sq Ft: 2,624 Patio/Deck 2 Area: 65
Ground Floor Sq Ft: 1,686 Parking Type: Detached Frame/Concrete Block
2nd Floor Sq Ft: 872 No. Parking Spaces: MLS: 2
Stories: 2 Garage Type: Detached Garage
Condition: Average Garage Capacity: Tax: 1 MLS: 2
Quality: Good Garage Sq Ft: 484
Total Rooms: 7 Foundation: Slab
Bedrooms: 4 Exterior: Frame Concrete Block/Brick
Total Baths: Tax: 3 MLS: 2.1 Year Built: 1982
MLS Total Baths: 2.1 Effective Year Built: 1982
Full Baths: 2
2018-09-11 (1)
New Hardy Plank and Paint
Needs only a power wash and landscaping

Eado Pre-Listing 3bed 2.5bath + Front Extra Parking + Yard!

Address: 2110 Winbern Houston, TX 77004
List Price: $364,750
Market Analysis (True Value): 420K+ (view C.M.A. “comparable market analysis”), these are homes that sold nearby that have similar livable square footage, similar lot size, and similar condition.

Builder: Alexan builders
: Eado / Downtown
Status: Pre-Listing – Exclusive previewing before market

Bedrooms: 3 Large Spacious Bedrooms all bedroom on 2nd level
Bathrooms: 2.5 baths = 2 Full bathroom for bedrooms on 2nd level and one half bath for guest on 1st level
Livable Square Footage: 2450 sqft
Lot Size: 2500 sqft
Stories: 2 Story which is very rare in this area full of 3-4 stories.

Additional Features:

  • Home Automation thru Apple (HomeKit)
  • Hardwood Floors, Porcelain Tile in wet areas (baths, kitchen)
  • 2 Extra Front Parking Spaces
  • 2 Garage Spaces with Extra Storage
  • Security cameras and system
  • Porcelain tile
  • Stone frontage
  • Surround sound
  • Stainless Steel Appliances

Shown only by appointment only please do not disturb occupants.  Call Allen at 832-305-7653 it may be sold BEFORE it ever goes on HAR / Listed.

Energy Efficient Features:

Attic Vents, Ceiling Fans, Digital Program Thermostat, Energy Star Appliances, Energy Star/CFL/LED Lights, High-Efficiency HVAC, HVAC>13 SEER, Insulated Doors, Insulated/Low-E windows, Insulation – Batt, Insulation – Blown Cellulose, North/South Exposure

Bond …. James “Bond” — What is a Bond?

A bond is a fixed income investment in which an investor loans money to an entity (typically corporate or governmental) which borrows the funds for a defined period of time at a variable or fixed interest rate. Bonds are used by companies, municipalities, states and sovereign governments to raise money and finance a variety of projects and activities. Owners of bonds are debtholders, or creditors, of the issuer.

Example:  You give $10,000 for a bond to a company… they pay you 5% interest …. but they invest in project earning 10% … so everyone wins.  Much better then 1-2% in the bank =(

(Houston, TX) – Baytown Hotel 30 Rooms For Sale Cheap $675K – Plans, Permits + Land!

site plan baytown 1 acre
30-70 room exterior corridor, proposed on 1-2 acre development.
Address: 7851 N 146, Baytown, TX 77521 (Houston Suburb / 20 Min from Downtown)
  • List Price: $675,000 (1 Acre with 30 Room Permits/Plans)
    • Total Projected Turnkey cost of $2.5M – Includes FFE, Land, + Construction
      • Total Building Construction is 17,279 sqft
  • 1 Acre has been sold next door 08/28/2018 — **** SOLD  ****
  • Includes:
    • 1 Acre of Unrestricted Commercial Land
    • APPROVED Plans from the City of Baytown & County
      • Note: The county will NOT give any more permits for hotels, this is the last permit available in the entire county.
    • Permits
    • Architecture including;
      • Mechanical
      • Plumbing
      • Electrical
      • Interior / Exterior
      • Plans are designed with a manager’s quarters thus hedging labor costs via management on site.
    • Independent Hotel (non-flag)

Financial Forecast:

  • Option #1 – Forecast – 30 Room
    • Proforma Revenue @ $75 Average Daily rate = $810,000
    • Stabilized revenue @ 65% occupany @ $75 ADR = $525,000

Financial Note:

30 Year Old Hotel is currently being sold for $70,000 per room in Baytown, just 1 Mile vicinity

Super Location in front of Super Walmart & Freeway

  • I-10 Viewability (100,000+ Cars Per Day)
  • TX 146 Frontage and viewability
  • Located in front of 24 Hour Super Walmart (4500+ average customers per day)
  • Located in front of 500+ Sub Division

aerial baytown

$1.2B+ in Baytown Corporate Expansion in 2018

Nearly 500+ Million is being spent on Plant Expansions.  Exxon and Chevron have started their plant expansions in Baytown in 2018.  Multiple plants are expanding to keep up with the world wide demand for plastics.


Facts about Hotel Industry in Baytown

  • Demand is high to reach a consistent occupancy of 65%
  • ADR (Average Daily Rate) of $75
  • Solid location off of 1-10 and 146, with new rooftops by Lynnwood homes, and new retail construction.
    • 60,000+ cars per day
  • Land price via comparable is coming in at 15.00 a sq/ft

Management Available For Maximum Return on Investment

  • Establishing new relationships at 2% of GRR
    • Normal percentage is 4-5%, however we are looking to expand our growth market and offering 2% to earn your business.
  • 25+ years of experience of hotel management
    • 500+ Hotels including the following flags;
      • Intercontinental Hotels
      • La Quinta
      • Choice Hotels
      • Wyndham Hotels
      • Marriott
      • Hilton
      • Various Independent
  • Revenue Management
  • Sales/Marketing Audit
  • Asset Assessment
  • Hotel Strategic Planning
  • Award winning team

Realtors Flip Money, Don’t Trick Money!

We all keep getting emails from other realtors, investors, Ugly Homes, Wholesalers…. etc… “Hey … just checking in to see if you have any fixer uppers or ugly homes that are off market”  or my fav… “You have any off market deals?”…

Why do you think they want them?

They want them at a very good deal, not any where near market value and they are willing to pay you your commission for it…. wow so $3000-6000 woohoooo! Time to Retire!  You will spend that money in a heartbeat… hell you can spend that in a weekend! lol….

So here’s what i’m pitching – (yes my pitch)

Let’s team up!  50/50 –  You find the deals, I get the funding, we get it fixed then sale it for a big profit… Not $3000-6000 but most likely $30,000-90,000!  My biggest flip was $187,000 profit, another for $310,000.   So i’m not playing and anyone wants to come see my Closing Statements… come on over… I have the proof and closings in HAR.  So you are dealing with the main person,  what i’m doing is looking to partner up with Go-Getters and people who want better in there life, BUT ARE WILLING TO PUT IN THE WORK.


Let’s make it easy….

  1. Find a deal of a house (look for sellers who are SUPERRRRRR MOTIVATED)
    1. Looking for something that is 50-60% of market value
    2. another 15% or less for repairs
    3. then we sale for the 25%+ profit
    4. then we split profits
    5. easy as that….

Who is Allen Jimenez at

  • Nearly 15 years in real estate
  • Real estate broker / Mentor
  • Commercial Mortgage Broker for about 10 years now… (time flys)
  • Wholesale Trainer / Mentor
  • Construction Company Owner
    • Built homes from scratch
    • Designed homes from scratch
    • Thorough understanding of the City Permit Process
    • Re-Model Homes
      • My first rehab was a 70k condo on Westheimer about 14 years ago
      • My current rehab is
      • My previous rehab just completed and sold is 827 w. 19th
      • My previous inv was 825 w 19th –
      • the list goes on and on







August 18th 2018 – Commercial Real Estate News

Market Intel:

  • As expected, there was no change the Fed funds target rate range which remains at 1.75% to 2.00%.  The August statement was nearly identical to the June statement with very minor teaks to the language.  The FOMC upgraded their assessment of current economic conditions, describing economic activity as “strong” rather than merely “solid” as in the June statement – a nod to the 4.1% Q2 GDP print that was released last week.
    • Bottom-line: Get ready for another quarter point interest rate hike from the Fed at the next FOMC meeting on September 26th and again in December.  The outlook for additional rate hikes in 2019 remains clouded.  While U.S. growth has been impressive of late, aggressive interest rate hikes next year could put the expansion at risk.
  • On the trade front, the U.S. trade deficit widened by $3.1b to $46.3b in June
  • Global stock markets are selling-off in response to fears of an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China.
  • On the domestic front, the labor market continues to shine. Initial jobless claims were 218,000 for the week ending July 28, up just 1,000 from the previous week and below the consensus estimate of 220,000
  • Real consumer spending came roaring back even stronger than we estimated in the second quarter, rising 4.0% annualized up from a downwardly revised 0.5% growth rate in the first quarter.

Owner-User RE Financing:

SBA 504 & 7a (51% or more owner-occupied)

  • Up to 90% financing
  • 25 year fixed available on SBA 504 1st and 7a loan programs
  • NO covenants below $2.5mm in loan proceeds
  • Flexible prepay
  • Up to 90 day rate lock available

Conventional (below 50% still qualifies)

  • Up to 80% LTV
  • Up to 20 years fixed
  • NO covenants below $2.5mm in loan proceeds
  • Flexible prepay
  • Up to 90 day rate lock available


Non-Conventional Lending

  • Up to 80% LTV
  • Rates start at 7%
  • Can be interest only
  • Great for clients who cannot go to a lending institution for a loan.
    • No taxes
    • No income
    • Not excellent credit

10.5% Return on Investment Annually, Guaranteed with Real Estate with 35%+ Equity

  • Citgo Gas Station
  • Owner owned since 1994
  • No late payments or missed payments in nearly 20 years!
  • High volume store – last year 2017 tax returns show $1.7M Gross Receipts and $1.6m for 2016
  • His balloon payment is due soon
  • We need a lower interest rate
  • No contract on gas
    • No jobber
  • Perfect payment history on property – no late pays ever
  • Would like a 9% Interest Rate with at least a 5 year balloon / amort. over 15 years
  • Very secure investment
  • Property appraised over $1.2M thus at 65% Loan To Value
    • If owner forecloses lien holder obtains property with 35%+ equity
    • Lien holder cannot lose

High Cap Rate Shopping Center Nearly 9% Class A-B Houston For Sale

699 shopping center

For Sale

10,000 sqft shopping center on 1 acre of land, Class B- Shopping Center.  Offered for cheap at $599K with 100% Occupied and generating nearly $60,000 Net Operating Income – (Take home after expenses)

Price $599,000K+
Price/SF $61.28
Cap Rate near 10%
NOI $57,510
Sale Type Investment OR Owner/User
Status Active


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Innerloop Houston Shopping Center in great area of Houston with Near 8.5% Cap Rate at $3M – 100% Occupied Class A Shopping Center

25K SQFT BLDG forsale in $400’S & POPEYE’S FORSALE 8% CAP RATE $1.9M


Baytown huge building 25,000 sqft of leaseable space is occupied by one tenant on lower level, and has another 12,500 sqft on top level for space.  On corner on one of the busiest streets in Baytown, perfect for c-store.  Super Cheap!


Details: Popeye’s location for sale the fee simple interest (land & building) in a freestanding, single-tenant, NNN leased Popeyes (the “Property”) located within the North Houston Business District in Houston, Texas. The Property is operated by the nation’s largest Popeyes franchisee, HZ Southeast Props, LP, who is a multi-brand operator based out of Houston, TX with more than 270 Popeyes restaurants in 7 states, 26 other La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe concepts, and having an annual revenue in excess of $500 million and ambitions to reach more than 1,000 units in the next five years. The lease features rare annual rent increases (2.36% – 3.00%) throughout the Primary Term and each Option Period remaining, 3 (5-year), generating steady NOI growth and hedging against inflation.

1.35 Acres with Building (old gas station) – Across From Major Shopping Center only $600K+


Old Gas Station on Super Busy Street (46,000 cars per day) on 1.35 Acres – SOLD FOR LOT VALUE ONLY !!! in $600’sK – NO INSIDE SALES HISTORY – NO OUTSIDE SALES HISTORY – NO Contract on Gas – Sold for DIRT VALUE – Great location to renovate old gas station or make shopping center or apartment complex.  It is next to a 80 Unit Class A apartment complex now.

Need Address E-Sign Agreement:

What is Debt-Ratio and how do lenders use it?


Basically it is a ratio of debt vs assets.  Many lenders view this ratio as a way to determine the company’s / persons financial strength.  A lender will view a person with small debt vs large assets much better then a person with a lot of debt and very little assets.  It is pretty much common sense, for example;

You have 10,000 debt but have 100,000 in assets thus you have a 1/10th Debt Ratio (10%).  A lender has a breaking point such as .43 in FHA / Fannie Mae, once reached you are disqualified from the loan.  So keep debts down as it can disqualify you for an investment opportunity.

20 Unit Apt Complex – Class B at 10% Cap Rate – (Houston, TX)


20 Unit Apartment Complex for sale in Houston Texas at nearly 10% Cap Rate asking price 1.2M.  100% Occupied and long term leases in place.

For Sale

Price $1,280,000 Negotiable
Price/SF $68.82
Cap Rate 9.12%
NOI $116,736
GRM 9.12
Sale Type Investment
Status Active
On Market 2 Days
Last Updated May 2, 2018


Unit 20 Units
Condo Size 18,600 SF
Condo Type Office

Treasury Yield – What most banks base your loan on

'Relax. I've come for your high yield 30 year Treasury bonds. They're about to expire.'

What is the ‘Treasury Yield’

Treasury yield is the return on investment, expressed as a percentage, on the U.S. government’s debt obligations. Looked at another way, the Treasury yield is the interest rate that the U.S. government pays to borrow money for different lengths of time.

Treasury yields don’t just influence how much the government pays to borrow and how much investors earn by investing in this debt, they also influence the interest rates that individuals and businesses pay to borrow money to buy real estate, vehicles, and equipment. Treasury yields also tell us how investors feel about the economy. The higher the yields on 10-, 20- and 30-year Treasuries, the better the economic outlook.