In a recent article, we discussed the use of capitalization
rates to estimate the value of a piece of income-producing real
estate. Our discussion concerned the relationship among three variables:
Capitalization Rate, Present Value and Net Operating Income.
We may have gotten a bit ahead of ourselves, since some of our readers
were unclear on the precise meaning of Net Operating Income. NOI, as
it is often called, is a concept that is critical to the understanding
of investment real estate, so we are going to backtrack a bit and review
that subject here.
Everyone in business or finance has encountered the term, "net
income" and understands its general meaning, i.e., what is left
over after expenses are deducted from revenue.
With regard to investment real estate, however, the term, "Net
Operating Income" is a minor variation on this theme and has a
very specific meaning. Continue reading-->