Suppose that you own a 20-acre piece of property you bought years ago as an investment property. There’s an old house in the center of it with a tenant who has a lease that does not expire for more than a year (remember, that the lease is a binding contract that cannot be broken involuntarily).
However, the lease does not give the tenant the right to use the entire property – just “a reasonable portion” in the middle of the property.
You recently found out that Amazon has plans to build a distribution center nearby; this will bring a lot of development and demand for housing to the area. A developer wants to buy the property from you so they can build a residential development of single-family homes. However, they do not want anything to do with having tenants while developing the land.
Being a “first mover” to develop residential housing is strongly to your advantage, but not necessarily the most important factor. What should you do with your “bundle of rights”?
Option 1: Subdivide the property and sell the portion without the house on it.
Option 2: Wait for the lease to expire and then sell the entire lot.
Option 3: Join with a group of investors who want to buy out the tenant (at any cost) develop the entire property.
In a minimum of 200 words, explain which option you would choose and explain why you think it is the best option. To receive a score of 100% requires a well-written reply with over of 200 words and a clear-cut, persuasive argument that includes references to the text and/or outside resources.