|Are you hearing these statements more frequently?
|The only empty seats are at the rear of the worship hall!
I can't find a parking space!
The only open parking spaces are at the back of the lot.
The classrooms and meeting halls are all full.
|These are some of the signs of a religious organization outgrowing
its physical environment.
|Religious Real Estate is familiar with these unmet needs. One of
our objectives is developing a plan that helps you address your real
estate needs. We can point you in the direction of better utilizing
your current facilities or develop a plan for relocating. Relocation
can entail buying a bigger existing facility or building new.
The building new program very much resembles an artist working on
an open canvas. It begins with goal identification, what type of religious
organization do we want to become. This requires defining the future
size of worship facilities, classrooms, outreach ministries, social
halls, possible schools, and recreation facilities. As the vision
of the future church takes shape, we work to define the acceptable
geography. What location best fits the current and future congregation?
Freeway access may be key to bridging the gap between the current
and future congregation.
The relocation from one existing religious facility to another religious
facility is easier in that the universe of future homes is limited
to religious facilities that already exist. We will work with the
organization to define the geography that is acceptable for a possible
relocation and then identify religious facilities that meet the criteria.
Often this entails approaching congregations that may not be ready
to sell or looking at renovating facilities that are not currently
being used as worship entities (e.g. Office buildings, retail properties).
The starting point may be different for each religious organization
but the common thread is an acceptance that the current real estate
is not allowing the congregation to meet its worship goals. Religious
Real Estate is there to help your organization attain its full potential.