# Evaluate the purchase of an existing 950 unit apartment complex for $12500000, the building is assumed to

## Question:

Evaluate the purchase of an existing 950 unit apartment complex for $12500000, the building is assumed to have a 20 year functional life. Treat the rents as being collected at the end of each year, along with associated variable and fixed costs. Assume rent controls will prohibit the rent from being raised over the life of the building. Assume that the underlying property reverts to the original owners at the end of twenty years, and that you will also be responsible for demolition and clean-up costs, to be incurred at the end of the building’s life. Rentals are estimated at 855 units per year. Each unit will be rented for a cumulative monthly amount of $16000 per year. Cost per unit when rented $8000 per year. Fixed costs $3000000 per year for the building, other than the initial investment. Demolition/Clean up $6000000 after-tax. Depreciation is to be straight-line. Assume the project can be financed at 8% (before-tax) using debt. Tax Rate is 30%. Suppose your firm uses the NPV rule in making investment decisions and your after-tax OCF is $2700000. Assume same full debt funding at 8%, tax rate is 30%, 20 year period, straight-line depreciation, the initial investment of $12500000 and after-tax exit cost of $6000000. If your firm requires a 6.3% after-tax rate of return, what is the NPV and do you make the investment?

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## Real Estate Finance and Investments

ISBN: 978-0073377339

14th edition

Authors: William Brueggeman, Jeffrey Fisher