Essay on Pilgrim Assurance Building

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Pilgrim Assurance Case

Pilgrim Assurance is a case that involves a sealed bid auction. Therefore, the auctioneers will need to sell the building to the highest bidder involved at a minimum bid of $15 million. David Bailey is given the decision to decide on how much to bid for an office building. Furthermore, he needs to make the decision whether to lease it as office space or to convert this office space into condominiums. In this case, I will analyze the goals and objectives of Bailey as well as the other participants. The sealed bid auction indicates that they are willing to take a chance on the market and try to receive high bids. There is no problem with the government participant besides using permits to do renovations. There is
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He already would have a tenant for 100,000 SF of space and the additional 75,000 he would find over the next couple of years. On the other hand if Bailey wants to take on more risk in terms of converting the condo’s he would 150 in his inventory and they could become a problem to sell. It is always easier to rent something than sell a large unit. If Bailey were to convert the building into condos it would cost him $31,800,000 to do the conversion. Then if he charged around $575 (lower than building across the street) for the low floors and $625 for the high floors, this total revenue would be 104,375,000, which after condo conversion fees would be $7,2,575,000 minus other expenses. However, we must not that before he can start selling these condos, it would be 2 years from the date where he bought the building. Therefore, he would lose out on Cash flows year 1 and 2 as seen in the excel sheet from renting the building. In the long run, however, if all of these apartments were the sell, he would make much more. Furthermore, he could also rent whatever he wouldn’t be able to sell. The building is at least worth 15,000,000, though the bids will be much higher. The building was in an attractive location in the heart of downtown a few blocks from the financial district.
Pilgrim was willing to lease back the 100,000 SF it occupied for revenue of $2,600,000. In exhibit one; we have an expense break down of expense per sf. In total $11.25 psf in

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