Based in Oxford, Mississippi, Randall Commercial Group, LLC works on properties and projects in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, and Georgia. However, we serve clients across the country. Because local economics is an important driver of real estate valuation, providing a geographically diverse range of property options to our clients is a key component of our business model. Our large coverage area is intended to deliver both a broad range of opportunities and market diversity to our clients’ portfolios.
Who We Are
“The RCG mission is to re-define and elevate our clients’ investment real estate experience. We provide our clients with solutions tailored to optimize their specific goals, through maximizing a unique, customized team approach. Our teams use original research and intensive analysis to deliver creative solutions and often overlooked opportunities while developing and nurturing long term relationships. We work hard to uphold our reputation as a trusted, efficient, creative, and powerful team of professionals.”
The ultimate purpose of Randall Commercial Group, LLC is to preserve and build our clients’ wealth one property at a time.
Pursuit of Excellence
We are dedicated to the total Client Experience.
Client Approach: Strong Long-Term Relationships
We cultivate strong, long-term relationships with our clients by spending the time necessary to thoroughly understand their real estate goals. This approach helps us understand how each project impacts the client’s circumstance allowing us to create a strategy that is more effective in delivering desired results. Real estate is traditionally viewed as a long-term asset class, which aligns well with our business model of long-term relationship building rather than “one and done” transactions.
Analytics and Research
While at the surface real estate may seem simple due to its tangible nature, the reality is that this asset class is more complex and multifaceted than what meets the eye. Unlike data abundant, publicly traded markets, real estate often requires a “grass roots” approach to identifying relevant data. The limited availability of data combined with real estate’s inviting, tangible nature, may lead to insufficient due diligence and an over simplification of the deal. Due to the ambiguity of real estate data, we use creative research and analytics as a grounding compass to identify pertinent data and navigate through potential deals. Our reliance on “what the numbers tell us” is one of our company’s defining characteristics and serves all clients from tenants needing site selection assistance to buyers looking to acquire an investment property.
Our team analyzes property markets from a macro perspective considering trends and forecasts for economic indicators including GDP, employment, demographics, and points of interest. From a micro level, we drill down to the strengths and risks associated with the property, focusing on location, lease structure, investment potential, and overall highest and best use analysis (HBU). We believe that we can best serve our clients when we are more prepared and educated.
Is Investing in Real Estate Right for You?
“Investment” in commercial real estate can come in multiple formats. From tenants and landlords investing in a construction build out of leased space or an investor directly purchasing a property with income potential, we work to fulfill the individual need of each client. As with any investment, potential risks and benefits must be realistically considered with the appropriate advisor. Direct exposure to real estate and property intended to serve as investments are not generally suitable for all individuals given material, complicated risks which may be involved.
- Tangible Asset. Direct ownership of real estate allows the opportunity for the owner to exert more control over the property. Further, the opportunity for the asset to have a residual value exists either at the end of the properties useful life or the property’s fails to meet the owner’s expectation. For example, an owner may choose to renovate or to improve their property with the intent of charging a higher rent or they may choose to only lease their property to established tenants with strong financial stability.
- Leverage. Property owners may contribute less cash and potentially achieve higher cash-on-cash return by employing the use of borrowed funds rather than purchasing the investment property on an all cash basis. While leverage can magnify the owners return, it also brings an increased risk specifically if vacancy occurs in the property or if the terms of the mortgage become unfavorable. Interest rate risk is a considerable risk.
- Tax Incentives. Real estate investments can offer tax incentives such as depreciation expense deductions, interest expense deductions, and deferred tax through 1031 exchanges. (www.irs.gov)
- Diversification. Real estate can offer investors a means to spread their wealth beyond the traditional asset classes/or exchange traded assets.
- Monthly Cash Flow. Many real estate owners are drawn to income-producing properties because of the monthly rental income that is typical for most leases. The potential for capital appreciation on the property is also enticing for owners.
- Income producing property investments are not for all individuals as material risks and certain barriers to ownership are involved with real estate which can include but are not limited to:
- Illiquidity. Real estate is seen as an illiquid asset class by its nature in that selling property can be a lengthy process.
- Vacancy. The risk of vacancy for income producing properties is one of the most substantial risks. While the risk may be mitigated by competent leasing agents with strong tenant networks, the risk of vacancy still remains.