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  • Austin Area Multi-Tenant Retail Survey. Semi-annual survey of retail space in Austin and Round Rock covering total square feet, occupancy, average rental rates by product and age, and absorption for the city and twelve submarkets. Reports are produced in June and December.
  • Austin Area Apartment Survey. Semi-annual survey of multi-family projects (of 50 or more units) in Austin and Round Rock covering unit mix, unit size, occupancy, average rental rates and absorption for the market and nine submarkets. Reports are produced in June and December.
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  • Market Surveys. Profiles of existing product that include rents or sales price, product type (size and special features), occupancy rates, definition of submarkets, amenities and absorption.
  • Feasibility Analysis. Determination of market feasibility based on site specific supply and demand forecasts and evaluation of the competitive position of the proposed project.
  • Demographic Profiles and Analysis. Profiles of current and future populations within designated target market areas. Analysis of existing trends and determination of future implications for the subject property.
  • Site Selection Studies. These studies generally involve a determination of selection criteria and then a thorough examination of alternative areas and sites. A detailed profile of each area is then prepared along with recommendations based on the site selection criteria.
  • Identification of Target Markets. For residential subdivisions, this involves an analysis of the existing competition (along with the characteristics of the subject site) in order to select those market segments that will yield the best sales performance and return on investment. For shopping centers, this includes a determination of consumer buying patterns and an analysis of the existing tenant base in the market area.
  • Absorption Studies. Generally prepared along with a market survey or appraisal, an absorption study will determine the likely rate of future sales or leasing activity. This analysis is most often based on a forecast of regional demand which is then disaggregated to a particular market area and/or product type. Comparable project absorption is only used for comparative purposes.
  • Asset Evaluation. Usually involves a determination of disposition; hold, develop or sell based on current and anticipated market conditions, utility status, and evaluation of the market area competition.
  • Highest and Best Use Analysis. Using a computer model developed by Capitol Market Research, this analysis is usually done for an undeveloped tract to determine the appropriate mix of uses. The use(s) with the greatest potential for early absorption are also identified along with a discounted cash flow by type of land use. Land Use Analysis.
  • Expert Testimony. Generally provided in conjunction with the services above when the purpose of the analysis is to defend the client in litigation or a condemnation suit.
  • Population & Employment Forecasts. CMR specializes in the preparation of detailed small area population and employment forecasts for use in travel demand forecasting and fiscal impact analysis.
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