A: The answer is as individual as each client. If timing is everything, leasing may be the best option for an organization that’s growing and wants the flexibility to expand and contract. If your organization has a good cash flow or has money from a capital campaign, it may be best to buy, especially if your needs are for 10,000 square feet or more. Not-for-profit organizations don't pay property taxes or sales taxes on utilities on properties they operate for fulfilling their mission. These savings allow not-for-profit organizations to own and operate a building for significantly less than a commercial owner. When a not-for-profit leases from a commercial landlord these costs are included in the lease. This can make leasing much more expensive than owning.
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