Reduce Operating Costs and Boost Profits: Unlock Savings Potential

Calculate Expenses and Project Savings

Understanding and analyzing operating expenses is crucial for informed decision-making in commercial real estate.  Managing these expenses is essential for optimizing returns for property owners and investors.  This operating expense calculator helps you compare typical costs using industry benchmarks.

** When calculating the Operating Expense Ratio, please use Effective Gross Income (EGI), as it accounts for vacant units.  The calculator can also identify opportunities for cost-saving with energy-saving retrofits and Green Loans.

Commercial real estate operating expenses refer to the ongoing costs associated with maintaining and operating a commercial property. These expenses encompass various elements essential for the functioning and upkeep of the property. Common operating expenses include property taxes, insurance premiums, utilities such as electricity, water, and gas, maintenance and repairs, property management fees, landscaping, security services, and administrative costs.

Property taxes constitute a significant portion of operating expenses and are typically based on the assessed value of the property. Insurance premiums cover various types of insurance, including property insurance, liability insurance, and sometimes, specialized coverage such as environmental or flood insurance. Utilities encompass the costs of providing essential services to the property, while maintenance and repairs ensure that the property remains in good condition and complies with safety regulations.

Property management fees cover the cost of professional management services, including leasing, tenant relations, and day-to-day operations oversight. Landscaping expenses maintain the aesthetic appeal of the property, while security services ensure the safety and security of tenants and assets. Administrative costs include expenses related to accounting, legal services, and other administrative functions necessary for the property’s operation.

Understanding and effectively managing operating expenses is crucial for property owners and investors to ensure the profitability and long-term success of their commercial real estate investments. Efficient management of these expenses can help optimize cash flow, enhance property value, and attract and retain tenants.