Client needs you to populate the cells for questions 1 and 2 save it and send the spread sheet back to me.

You are an investor with £12 million cash to invest. You wish to purchase an office building with this cash. You have a choice between three identical office buildings that are located in different areas of the same city. The following information is available regarding the three possible investments:

Building 1 Building 2 Building 3
Distance from the CBD (km) 0 5 10
Floor space (square metres) 1,000 1,500 2,000
Asking price (GBP) 8,000,000 12,000,000 11,000,000
Management costs (GBP per square metre per month) 15 5 10

Commercial rent in the central business district (CBD) is £60 per square metre per month and decreases cumulatively by 5% for each kilometre located away from the CBD.
Building 2 has been certified as complying with sustainability standards.
A suitable discount rate for all areas is 6%.
There is a fountain outside Building 1 that you can persuade the local government to renovate by the time you purchase the property. Similar renovations to properties in the area have increased the rent charged per square metre by 3%.
The local government will impose a 2% tax, by the time you complete the purchase of the property, on the sale of all properties that are not certified as compliant with sustainability standards. Ignore the effects of any other taxes.
Question 1

Calculate the net present value and internal rate of return of each building assuming that net operating income will be received in perpetuity. Round your calculated net present value to the nearest pound and your calculated internal rate of return to two decimal places.

(15 marks)
Recommend, based on your calculations in Question 1.1, and purely from a financial perspective, which building to invest in.

(1 mark)
Question 2

Would your answer to Question 1.2 change if you were to finance the asking price of each building with a 50% loan-to-value mortgage? The loan bears interest at a rate of 4% and can be rolled over forever.

(11 marks)
Assume, once again, that the asking price of the building is financed with a 50% loan-to-value mortgage. In addition, assume that banks have different preferences for investing into buildings in different parts of the city as they want to diversify their risk portfolio. Therefore, banks are willing to offer you different loan prices for the different buildings as follows:

Building 1: 6.65% Building 2: 5.32% Building 3: 3.92%
Calculate the internal rate of return and net present value of each building assuming that net operating income will be received in perpetuity. Round your calculated net present value to the nearest pound and your calculated internal rate of return to two decimal places.

(4 marks)
Question 3

“In Questions 1 and 2, rent was assumed to be fixed over time. In reality, this is not the case. The growth in rent for each of the three buildings is likely to differ because, even though the buildings are the same, they are in different locations.

Assume that the level of rent that each building is currently at is fair market rent. How would you expect rent levels to change in the future? Use your understanding of urban economics to inform your answer. Please limit your answer to 300 words. ”

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