Japanese racehorse Buchiko has developed a huge following with fans all over the world – but not because of how she’s been performing as a racehorse. Her popularity comes down to her unique and rare coat.
Buchiko has an interesting heritage: her father is American hall-of-famer Sunday Silence and her mother is the completely-white Shiryukihime (which means snow white). Despite both horses having had successful racing careers, it’s their offspring’s coat that is drawing attention worldwide.
‘Buchiko’ is a Japanese name that means ‘dappled child’ – a reference to the patterns that have made her famous. The spotted coat that has inspired so much adoration is a rare genetic result of her parents. When Buchiko races, she is recorded as a ‘white’ horse but her gaining popular suggestions she much more than that.
Building a Warehouse as an Investment
Buying or building commercial property as an investment can be a great strategy, particularly for those looking for a consistent stream of income.
In the article below, we look at the return of investment of commercial and industrial properties and then take a look at how you can start investing.
One of the strengths of commercial properties as investments is their high rental return. While residential properties return only 3.4% of their overall value per year, industrial properties return about 8.1% of their total value yearly.
That’s a huge difference in a reliable stream of income.
So what’s the catch? There are a few. Let’s go through them:
Rental Income Risks
As always, a greater return indicates a greater risk. In regards to industrial properties & buildings, the high rental return relies on finding a reliable renter.
Residential properties are generally filled by tenants extremely quickly, but it can take months to find an appropriate tenant for a warehouse or factory space.
In any town or city, more space is allocated to residential building than industrial building. Finding a property to build on can be more difficult, and the council will likely hold you to tighter regulations before giving you building approval.
However, there is some goods news here. If you’re working with a trusted and experienced builder, they will understand regulations like the back of their hand. A quick phone call will give you an idea of what you can and cannot do. In these situations, your builder is your most important contact.
More good news: fewer people are building industrial properties than residential properties. This means you can often get industrial land for a better price, particularly if you choose your location strategically.
More Specific Needs
When building an industrial property, you’ll need to consider a number of requirements a tenant is likely to have:
- Access to highways.
- Space for heavy machinery.
- Appropriately large access points.
- Access to industrial utilities.
The location of your building is often extremely important, because location often provides value to the business operating out of it.
You need to make business as easy as possible to conduct from your space, so you will ideally find a place close to suppliers and other important networks.
Industrial properties tend to increase in value slower and steadier than residential properties.
Whilst residential properties have greater potential for capital growth, they also have a greater risk of going backwards.
How Much Does It Cost to Build An Industrial Building?
The average cost to build an industrial building is $166,065 AUD for the engineering, fabrication and installation of the building.
Site preparation, civil works, utilities etc are all additional costs.
For large factories over $400m2, the price can range from $100,000 – $400,000.
Rental return of residential vs. industrial properties: Property Observer)
12 Of The Most Amazing Factories & Warehouses
From the Volkswagen Tower to the Amazon Warehouse, there truly are some incredible factories and warehouses across the globe. These unique business warehouses will inspire you and your company.
Volkswagen Car Towers, Wolfsburg Germany
There are two of these amazing spectacles, towers that spiral up and up completely filled with brand new cars. These car houses are operated by house technology which automatically moves cars from the VW’s Wolfsburg plant to the towers, and on to the customer center to be collected by their owners.
Bank of England’s Vault Beneath London
This is possibly the richest warehouse in the world. The vault is located under central London, and contains 4,600 tons of gold which add up to be worth around 166 billion British Pounds.
DB Schenker’s Warehouse, Germany
DB Shenker being one of the largest logistics companies in the world has an extremely impressive selection of warehouses. This photograph is taken by Christian Stoll.
National Archives Winsford, Cheshire
This expansive salt mine located in Winsford is the size of 700 football pitches and currently stretches 100 miles long, still growing. The mine has a dry and stable condition that provides perfect conditions for storing National Archives such as Confidential government files.
Google Data Center, Georgia
The warehouse is as colourful as google itself. This was originally a cooling plank in Douglas County Georgia but has been taken over by Google, who have painted the pipes in order to distinguish which is which and just for fun.
Champagne Warehouse, France
Here the finest champagnes in the world are held and stored in underground warehouses such as this one in Reims. The champagnes are allowed to mature for up to 20 years in the warehouses.
The Abandoned Solviet Space Center
The huge aircraft hangar is located near Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. although it is now abandoned, it still makes for an impressive photograph by Ralph Mirebs.
Constellation Europe, United Kingdom
The warehouse Constellation Europe is the largest wine warehouse in the whole of Europe. It stores 57 million bottles continually.
Jean-Luc Lagardere Plant Toulouse
The A380 aircraft is built in the the Jean-Luc Lagardere Plant. As these are the largest airliners in the world, it takes about 1.32 million square feet to have sufficient space to be able to build one of these planes.
Amazon is a huge company selling anything you could imagine, known as the worlds largest retailer. This huge house of wonder holds a myriad of different products sold to online customers.
Meyer Werft, Papenburg Germany
Meyer Werft is a shipping and cargo port warehouse that holds some of the largest cruise ships in the world. There has been around 700 ships build in the warehouse which is 678,0000 sq ft.
M & S Warehouse, Castle Donington
Marks and Spencer’s warehouse was opened in 2003 in Castle Donington, Leicestershire. The warehouse is 900, 000 sq ft, and handles all of the company’s online orders and deliveries.