a Class B type of office building

Buy Low and Lease High with This Overlooked Type of Office Space

Class B Office Buildings

Office buildings are classified into 3 categories: Class A, Class B, and Class C. These distinctions are based on age, location, amenities, aesthetics, and general infrastructure. A building’s overall quality, price, and average tenant rental rate is determined by its class based on the market area.

7 Things That Make a Building Class-B

1. Class B is given to medium quality buildings in the market area. They are the most common office space in our market. These structures are usually over 10 years of age and may have once been Class A, but were downgraded due to the visible signs of deterioration caused by age.

2. Class B buildings are located in good commercial areas and may be in the most sought after locations like Class A. Class B buildings are usually maintained by professional property management organizations.

3. Class B buildings are typically designed for function over form, so they have limited or no additional modern amenities found in Class A, but the space will adequately serve the needs of its tenants.

4. Class B buildings are well maintained with average aesthetics. The technology present is usually older, but not completely outdated.

5. Class B buildings are rarely above 4 stories tall, so the entry space and common area will generally not have vaulted ceilings. In addition to aging and deterioration, the exterior’s architecture may be outdated compared to more modern designs.

6. Class B will attract quality tenants who are searching for locations that charge average market prices.

7. Class B is the most sought after property for investors. Depending on the market area, they will purchase the building at the Class B rate with the intention of renovating the space to upgrade their investment to Class A. They will then be able to charge their tenants the Class A rental rates.

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2 thoughts on “Buy Low and Lease High with This Overlooked Type of Office Space

  1. It may be a good idea to buy a Class B building as office space if there’s any for sale since you said that they’re still located in good commercial areas so we’ll still get good customer flow. If they’re typically designed for function over form, we’ll be sure that they’re going to stay for a while. I do agree that they’re usually well maintained as you said which is why I might buy this building for my company so we can lease it later if we can.

  2. Since commercial class B real estate properties are located in good commercial areas, we should still get a good deal when buying it. I like that they’re well maintained so it means it will last a long time. If they can attract quality tenants, we’ll buy such property if any are available.

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