Break-even Ratio

Break-even Ratio in Commercial Real Estate

Break-even Ratio in Commercial Real Estate

The break-even ratio for a property is the percentage of its gross operating income that the property needs to break even, i.e. for costs to equal expenses. Investors can use a property's break-even ratio to determine if it's a good investment; too high of a break-even ratio may be a red flag. Break-even ratio can be calculated using the formula below: 

Debt Service + Operating Expenses/Gross Operating Income = Break-even Ratio