DEFINITION OF ‘CAPITALIZATION RATE’
A rate of return on a real estate investment property based on the expected income that the property will generate. Capitalization rate is used to estimate the investor’s potential return on his or her investment. This is done by dividing the income the property will generate (after fixed costs and variable costs) by the total value of the property. If you want to get technical, it is basically the discount rate of a perpetuity.
Capitalization Rate = Yearly Income/Total Value
Also known as “cap rate”.
INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS ‘CAPITALIZATION RATE’
Capitalization rate is a good jumping-off point to quickly compare many investment opportunities, but it should not be the sole factor in any real estate investment decision. Many more factors need to be looked at such as the growth or decline of the potential income, the increase in value of the property, and any alternative investments available.
For example, if Stephane buys a property that will generate $125,000 per year and he pays $900,000 for it, the cap rate is: 125,000/900,000 = 13.89%.
But it gets a little more complicated. What if the property’s value rises to $2 million two years later? Now the cap rate is a less favorable 125,000/2 million = 6.25%. This is because Stephane could potentially sell the property for $2 million and use that money for an alternative investment.
通常商业房地产买卖中的 capital rate 就是资本净收益率.
如一个office building叫价100万, 租金收入12万, 另外费用是5万(如请管理公司, 清洁,维护,地税等等), 那么cap rate就是7/100=7%.