Recently we came across an article online on Inman News, about “Eleven Amazing Real Estate Facts” that really caught our attention, so we took a look at each one, and decided to share them with you one at a time! Some are simply tidbits about foreign real estate customs, some are facts about the rich and famous, and some are just interesting twists on stuff we probably already knew, but didn’t think about. Enjoy these eleven expanded real estate facts, and click on Inman News to see the original list!
Real Estate Fact: McDonald’s is not only one of the most successful fast food restaurant chains in history, but it also holds one of the world’s best commercial real estate portfolios!
Expanded Fact: McDonald’s sells franchise opportunities to franchisees who then run individual or groups of McDonald’s restaurants. McDonald’s owns most of the real estate each free-standing restaurant is built upon. (They don’t own a chunk of your local mall, or the office building an urban McDonald’s sits in.) That means that McDonald’s owns some of the best commercial real estate in the world, and they collect rent on each parcel. With over 33,000 restaurants, many of which are free standing, that’s an impressive real estate portfolio!
Fun Fact: Queen Elizabeth has a McDonald’s franchise as one of her many investments!