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## Why IRR is important in real estate?

The IRR is not the only tool an investor would use to evaluate a real estate property’s up or downside, but it **helps provide a window into predicted returns and the value of money over time and uses a discounted cash flow analysis**. Investors can use other metrics such as cash flow, cash on return, or cap rates.

## Why IRR is required?

The internal rate of return (IRR) rule states that a project or investment should be pursued **if its IRR is greater than the minimum required rate of return**, also known as the hurdle rate. The IRR Rule helps companies decide whether or not to proceed with a project.

## What does a 20% IRR mean?

If you were basing your decision on IRR, you might favor the 20% IRR project. … IRR assumes **future cash flows from a project are reinvested at** the IRR, not at the company’s cost of capital, and therefore doesn’t tie as accurately to cost of capital and time value of money as NPV does.

## Is IRR the same as cap rate?

In commercial real estate, cap rate is the **preferred measurement of value**. Cap rate is used to calculate return on investment dollars, value or net income, whereas IRR tells the investor potential yield over the holding period.

## What is a strong IRR?

For example, a good IRR in real estate is **generally 18% or above**, but maybe a real estate investment has an IRR of 20%. If the company’s cost of capital is 22%, then the investment won’t add value to the company. The IRR is always compared to the cost of capital, as well as to industry averages.

## What is a good net IRR?

My rule of thumb is to deduct 1.0x from gross TVPI to obtain net TVPI, and **deduct 10% from gross IRR** to obtain a net IRR. This rule of thumb typically overstates the differential between gross and net returns, but until better information is obtained from the GP, it can provide an initial basis for comparison.

## Why is NPV better than IRR?

The advantage to using the NPV method over IRR using the example above is that **NPV can handle multiple discount rates without any problems**. Each year’s cash flow can be discounted separately from the others making NPV the better method.

## What makes a good IRR?

So, assuming the IRR in question is that measured as of the end of the investment timeline, a “good” IRR is **one that you feel reflects a sufficient risk-adjusted return on your cash investment given the nature of the investment**.

## What is IRR with example?

IRR is **the rate of interest that makes the sum of all cash flows zero**, and is useful to compare one investment to another. In the above example, if we replace 8% with 13.92%, NPV will become zero, and that’s your IRR. Therefore, IRR is defined as the discount rate at which the NPV of a project becomes zero.