What is a Triple Net Lease? Here is a quick look at how NNN leases are defined.
Today we look at if the Lease is really triple net? Is it absolute net, triple net or double net?
In NNN investing, the lease is one of the most important things. The point of investing in NNN properties is to have a "hands off" investment.
When buying NNN properties make sure to read the lease to see if it is really true NNN or not.
Many triple net brokers and NNN sellers will advertise the lease as "net leased" or "ease of management" or "minimal landlord responsibilities" . Often times the lease will have more landlord responsibilities that advertised.
In this Video and Audio Q&A Thomas Morgan, CCIM of 1031navigator.com talks about absolute net leases, NNN leases, and NN leases.
Beware of opening escrow without having read the lease to see if it is triple net or not. This will save you time and money on your 1031 exchange NNN property purchase.
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What nearby deal is a good NNN real estate investment?
TMO plays a game of deal roulette and looks at a net leased NNN Dunkin Donuts property for sale with 9 years on a absolute triple net lease.
It is a nice NNN building in downtown Phoenix, an attractive piece of real estate. It features a great location on 16th St and Bethany Home Road NNN Dunkin Donut For Sale which is quite a busy intersection with high traffic volume and a number of other properties nearby.
However, it has pretty aggressive cap rate and high per square foot rate, but it looks like it could be a good deal.
The price is $2,375,000
Deal Roulette rating is A- to B+.
About the NNN Dunkin Donut For Sale Tenant:
Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants under NNN Dunkin’ Donuts worldwide. The company operates in four segments: NNN Dunkin’ Donuts U.S., NNN Dunkin’ Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International, and Baskin-Robbins U.S. Its restaurants offer hot and cold coffee, donuts, bagels, muffins and sandwiches, hard-serve ice cream, frozen beverages, baked goods, and other products. As of February 10, 2014, the company had approximately 11,000 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and 7,300 Baskin-Robbins restaurants, which are primarily owned and operated by approximately 2,000 franchisees, licensees, and joint venture partners. Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc is publicly traded on the NASDAQ (DNKN) with a market capitalization in excess of $4.5 billion.
Guest Post by Will Schnier, P.E., President of BIG RED DOG Engineering | Consulting
There are many reasons why somebody purchasing property would want to obtain the necessary survey products. For this discussion, at a minimum, I recommend that you should always obtain a current title survey, based on a title commitment less than 30-days old. A title survey will include information regarding property lines, location of improvements, easements, utilities and other conditions affecting the property.
I would also suggest that you consider obtaining a full tree, topography, and boundary survey in addition to the title survey if it’s appropriate for your purchase and project/investment intentions. The tree, topography, and boundary survey is also referred to as a design survey, and may be used by an engineer or architect to develop site development and building plans.
My top five reasons for you to obtain a survey are as follows:
1.) Know what you’re buying – the survey will identify the exact limits of the property boundary and improvements on the property.
Real estate can have title and boundary disputes (unfortunately it’s more common than you’d expect), which a title survey would help to uncover. Furthermore, relying upon tax district information on the lot or building size, or seller furnished documentation can be a recipe for expensive trouble without proper due diligence.
2.) Discover the presence and exact location of any easements, restrictions, or other encumbrances that may be imposed upon the property.
You may look out on a piece of property and see a green field, or a paved parking lot, and simply assume that that land is available for you to develop easily. How does that change if there are drainage or utility easements in that location? You may still be able to develop, yes, but your cost just went up a lot more than the cost of the survey.
Or suppose, you’re out in the county, not under the jurisdiction of a municipality that can impose zoning and land use restrictions. So you can build what you want right? What if a former owner of the property restricted its use, in an effort to promote a certain type of community? That 10-acre tract you intended to use for your commercial construction business may not be feasible if there is a deed restriction from 30 years ago limiting the use of the property to residential.
3.) If you’re spending significant money, it makes sense to an additional thousand or few thousand on a title and design survey.
Obtaining a title survey is an affordable way to obtain some more peace of mind with the transaction. Don’t be penny-wise and pound-foolish. You should do everything you can to protect the investment you’re making. A title survey could be as little as $1,000.
4.) The title and/or design survey can be used in the future to prepare drawings and exhibits, and to apply for building permits.
If you’re buying an office building for example, your prospective tenants may ask for a site plan showing the parking locations on the property – well now you have a survey you can supply them. Suppose again you want to apply for a minor building permit to expand the same office building - having a survey in hand will be a necessary step in that process.
5.) You can make the other guy pay!
All real estate contracts, residential or commercial, contain a clause specifically assigning the cost of the tile survey to either the buyer or the seller. Check the box next to the other guys name; this point is rarely an issue of significant contention during the negotiation process.
For more reading, I would encourage you to visit the BIG RED Blog. On you blog you will find very useful information on the land subdivision and site development permitting process, and highlights of specific BIG RED DOG projects, such as our new downtown Austin hotel at 416 Congress Avenue.
About Will Schnier, P.E.:
Will Schnier is the President of BIG RED DOG Engineering | Consulting. He has been responsible for the project management, engineering design, and regulatory permitting of numerous multifamily residential, retail, office, and industrial site development projects throughout central Texas. He can be reached by email at Will.Schnier(atsign)BIGREDDOG.com or by phone at (512) 669-5560.
About BIG RED DOG Engineering | Consulting:
BIG RED DOG is an Austin, Texas-based civil engineering firm specializing in land development engineering, permitting, and land use consulting. Our team of professional civil engineers and certified land planners has over 100-years of combined experience in the Austin and central Texas market. Our commercial project experience includes multi-family, hotel, office, industrial, retail, and single-family subdivision development projects throughout central Texas.