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    Valuation using Multiple of earnings technique.

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    BuildingOne Properties is a limited partnership formed with the express purpose of investing in commercial real estate. The firm is currently considering the acquisition of an office building that we refer to simply as Building B. Building B is very similar to Building A, which recently sold for $36,960,000.

    BuildingOne has gathered general information about the two buildings, including valuation information for Building A: (see attached file)

    Buildings A and B are similar in size (80,000 and 90,000 square feet, respectively.) However, the two buildings differ both in maintenance costs ($23 and $30 per square foot), and rentals rates ($100 versus $120 per square foot). At this point we do not know why these differences exist. Nonetheless, the differences is real and should somehow be "accounted for" in the analysis of the value of Building B using data based on the sale of Building A.

    Building A sold for $462 per square foot, or $36,960,000. This reflects a sales multiple of six times the building's net operating income (NOI) of $6,160,000 per year and a capitalization rate of 16.67%.

    a. Using the multiple of operating income, determine what value BuildingOne should place on Building B.
    b. If the risk-free rate of interest is 5.5% and the building maintenance costs are known with a high degree of certainty, what value should BuildingOne place on Building B's maintenance costs?
    How much value should BuildingOne place on Building B's revenues and, consequently, on the firm?

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    The solution provides detailed solutions on how to value a building (by extension a firm) by using the multiple of earnings method.

    The word document contains detailed explanations on how to value a building through the multiple of earnings technique.