Looking for info on cap rates for New London CT

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Hi there,

I am trying to refi one of my apartment buildings in Norwich, CT.  The building is a 4-unit apartment building with 2 small office spaces. 

As part of the refi process I ordered an appraisal for the property. Based on the comps obtained the value for the property came back very low. When I read his report I saw he was using an ultra-conservative cap rate of 12.2%! One of the issues is that it's been difficult to find comps for this building based on the area but I was honestly gobsmacked when I saw such an awful cap rate.

Now I'm trying to find information to convince the appraiser to move the cap rate so I can get a better (and hopefully more realistic) appraisal value.

Does anybody have information on the Norwich/New London CT area and has a good understanding of the cap rates in that area?  If so I'd love to chat with you for a couple of minutes to get your thoughts.  I'd be happy to share the appraisal if that would help.


Hey @Robert Lindsley I’m familiar with the area- I grew up in new London county. I primarily invest in central ct now but still Follow the market down there. 12.2% is pretty high for that area. If you provide me with the street (or close to it)  and more details of the property I can probably help you come up with better comparables. 

10-12% Cap Rates in Norwich and New London sounds about right, @Robert Lindsley . Groton, Waterford, Stonington will all be lower. Based on conversations with lenders and brokers as well as knowledge from specific deals, we're seeing 8-9.5% in Groton, 5-8% in Stonington. 8-9% in East Lyme.

Feel free to PM me, if you want to chat.

I'd agree with the gist of this thread @Robert Lindsley , that does seem like a conservative cap rate, even for Norwich. Have you tried reaching out to the appraiser and asking where he got his cap rate of 12.2%? Perhaps he can bring to your attention some properties or deals that you weren't privy to. Certainly a tough situation to be in, given that it's not quite residential and not quite commercial (by unit size, at least). Let us know how it turns out!