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Hard Corner Shopping Center For Sale Near Downtown Houston + GROCERY STORE BUSINESS

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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 for and should be approved in next few weeks.  We are looking for highest and best offer.


  • 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
  • Note — grocery store business is new thus we have no business history income, just like any new business you will have to build the clientele up, but the #1 rule of real estate is on your side — LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION =)

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..

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


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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 


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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


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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
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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
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Property ID: 59576651401

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

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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.

Cost of Capital – COC and Opportunity


Note on Cost of Capital:

Remember money has value, you can lose on opportunities that may arise, but your money is tied up in another investment & cannot move on the new one that is much better. Thus you lost money, by not being ready.

What is ‘Cost of Capital’

Cost of capital is the required return necessary to make a capital budgeting project, such as building a new factory, worthwhile. Cost of capital includes the cost of debt and the cost of equity. Another way to describe cost of capital is the cost of funds used for financing a business. Cost of capital depends on the mode of financing used — it refers to the cost of equity if the business is financed solely through equity, or to the cost of debt if it is financed solely through debt. Many companies use a combination of debt and equity to finance their businesses and, for such companies, the overall cost of capital is derived from a weighted average of all capital sources, widely known as the weighted average cost of capital (WACC). Since the cost of capital represents a hurdle rate that a company must overcome before it can generate value, it is extensively used in the capital budgeting process to determine whether the company should proceed with a project.cost-1174930_960_720

NET Profit – ALL NET is what investors look at


NET Profit:

In simplest terms, NET profit the money left over after paying all expenses including carrying cost. Net profit, also referred to as the bottom linenet income, or net earnings is a measure of the profitability of a venture after accounting for all costs and taxes. It is the actual profit, and includes the operating expenses that are excluded from gross profit.

What is ‘Net Profit Margin’

Net profit margin is the ratio of net profits to revenues for a company or business segment . Typically expressed as a percentage, net profit margins show how much of each dollar collected by a company as revenue translates into profit. The equation to calculate net profit margin is: net margin = net profit / revenue.

CapEx – Capital Expenditures and the balance of improvement & ROI

Capital Expenditure – CAPEX

Capital expenditure, or CapEx, are funds used by a company to acquire, upgrade, and maintain physical assets such as property, industrial buildings, or equipment. CapEx is often used to undertake new projects or investments by the firm. This type of financial outlay is also made by companies to maintain or increase the scope of their operations.

Breaking it Down:
Capital expenditures are a necessity that all property owners try to maintain a balance in.  Investors upgrade properties to sell for a profit, however do not over expend as you increase risk without reward.

Example:  Don’t put in a pool in an area that pools do not do well in, as pools only bring in about 25-35% of paid value on return.  However putting in wood floors brings in a 200%+ return on investment.  More bang on the return for improvement.

The almighty Profit & Loss Statement (P & L or Income Statement)

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A profit and loss statement (P&L) is a financial statement that summarizes the revenues, costs and expenses incurred during a specific period of time, usually a fiscal quarter or year. These records provide information about a company’s ability – or lack thereof – to generate profit by increasing revenue, reducing costs, or both. The P&L statement is also referred to as “statement of profit and loss”, “income statement,” “statement of operations,” “statement of financial results,” and “income and expense statement.”

“Book Value” in commercial real estate

Book Value and how it can help be manipulated

Book value of an asset is the value at which the asset is carried on a balance sheet and calculated by taking the cost of an asset minus the accumulated depreciation. Book value is also the net asset value of a company, calculated as total assets minus intangible assets (patents, goodwill) and liabilities. For the initial outlay of an investment, book value may be net or gross of expenses such as trading costs, sales taxes, service charges and so on.

Book value can also help as a tax credit, using a depreciation of asset.

Fibonacci Retracement Term

Fibonacci Retracement

A Fibonacci retracement is a term used in technical analysis that refers to areas of support (price stops going lower) or resistance (price stops going higher). Fibonacci retracement levels use horizontal lines to indicate areas of support or resistance at the key Fibonacci levels before the trend continues in the original direction. These levels are created by drawing a trendline between the high and low and then dividing the vertical distance by the key Fibonacci ratios of 23.6%, 38.2%, 50%, 61.8% and 100%.

Breaking it Down:
Fibonacci retracement is a very popular tool used by many technical traders to help identify strategic places for transactions to be placed, target prices or stop losses. The notion of retracement is used in many indicators such as Tirone levels, Gartley patterns, Elliott Wave theory and more. After a significant price movement up or down, the new support and resistance levels are often at or near these lines.

Fibonacci retracement levels are static prices that do not change, unlike moving averages. The static nature of the price levels allows for quick and easy identification. This allows traders and investors to anticipate and react prudently when the price levels are tested. These levels are inflection points where some type of price action is expected, either a rejection or a break.

1 Acre of Houston Land Next to Starbucks, BBVA, future HEB 60k Cars Per Day! Reduced to $1.2m

1 Acre Lot in Front of HEB for Sale for $2M !! 60K+ Cars Per Day!

HEB has released the preliminary plans for construction that surrounds this 1 acre lot.  When this happens, national tenants will be looking for retail space nearby.  It is a great opportunity for an investor to either build & fill, then sell or build a owner occupied business at location.  With 60,000+ cars per day and fwy view ability this location is a KING PREMIER LOT, nothing any better at this price point.


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Average Age
Median HH Income
Daytime Employees
Population Growth ’17-’22
Household Growth ’17-’22
Collection Street Cross Street Traffic Vol Year Distance
Spring Cypress Rd
Nannette Ln SW
0.13 mi
Spring Cypress Rd
Bell NE
0.15 mi
Spring Cypress Rd
Bell SW
0.19 mi