Thank you for taking the time to read and respond.
I have a potential purchase opportunity on two long term owner 40+ occupied space parks (different sellers) in a smaller midwest MSA city of 17,000 with stable population numbers over the past two censuses.
Park space rents are $110 and $120 respectively which is on par with comparable parks in the market. The “kicker” is the median fair market rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $585 per month which indicates market lot rents have not kept pace with housing trends. The majority of parks locally have long term owners which may be a reason no one has taking the step or lead with increasing rates creating a “bubble”.
My questions to the experts on the forum are:
- Based on median apartment rents of $585, what would be a recommended target lot rent ratio or lot rent amount to be absorbed in the market?
- What has been anyone’s experience with a similar market and or process for laddering increases since there is no lot rent ceiling established?
Appreciate your feedback in advance!