Annual Percent Yield (APY) is a financial concept that’s used broadly in the financial industry, and it can apply to various sectors including real estate investment where the tenants in common (TIC) structure is used.
APY is a measure of how much you can earn or pay in interest on an investment or a loan over a year, taking into account the effects of compounding. It provides an annual rate that reveals the total amount of interest that would be received or paid based on annual compounding.
In the context of the tenants in common (TIC) industry, APY could be used to calculate the effective annual yield of an investment in a TIC property. It reflects the annual return on investment considering all sources of income (like rental income), less any costs and expenses (like maintenance and property management), as well as the effects of compounding (which may come into play if the income is reinvested).
However, it’s worth noting that real estate investments such as TICs often have a lot of variables (property appreciation, changes in rent, unforeseen costs) that can make the APY a bit more complex to calculate compared to more straightforward financial products like bank savings accounts or certificates of deposit (CDs).