Capitalization Rate

The rate of interest, made up of the interest rate (return on the investment) plus the recapture rate (return of the original investment), which is considered a reasonable return on the investment and used in the process of determining value based upon net income. It may also be described as the yield rate that is necessary to attract the money of the average investor to a particular kind of investment. In the case of land improvements which depreciate, to this yield rate is added a factor to take into consideration the annual amortization factor necessary to recapture the initial investment in improvements. This amortization factor can be determined in various ways (a) See straight-line depreciation method, (b) See Inwood Tables and (c) See Hoskold Tables.