SHILOH – Investment deals are strong, according to brokers BarberMurphy in Shiloh.

“Investment transactions accounted for 47% of our total business volume in 2021,” said Steve Zuber, principal at BarberMurphy.

“Industrial, office, multi-family and other income-generating properties continue to be in high demand,” he said. investment, an investment they can touch and feel.

Collin Fischer, also a director of the firm, said he saw more people getting into real estate investing than ever before.


“It continues to be such a competitive market,” he said. clean.”

In October, BarberMurphy represented both parties involved in a $10 million deal in Madison that involved a 1.3 million square foot family-owned industrial complex. None of the bids for the site came from existing local investors, the company said.

“We’re kind of under the radar when it comes to investment deals,” Zuber said. “But this part of our market has consistently outperformed any other over the past decade.

“And it’s not just a regional phenomenon,” he said. “On the east and west coasts, you see investment transactions happening in the 3% to 4% cap rate range,” he added, noting that the cap rate is a ratio between the net operating profit generated and the current market value of the asset. .

“For the first time in over 25 years, brokers are seeing industrial space fetch a higher dollar than Class A office space,” Zuber said. “It indicates where the overall market is.”

According to the firm, sellers of investments have received several offers above the list price. Zuber said now is the time for people with property they use for their business to consider a sale-leaseback.

“People are often pleasantly surprised when they find out what it’s potentially worth today,” Zuber said.

For more information about the company, call 618-277-4400 or visit barbermurphy.com.