In talking with church, legion or lodge members across the country you will often hear stories of how it use to be. Churches had Sunday schools with 600 kids attending, the Legion had Remembrance day events with 300 people attending and the Masonic Lodge had 150 active members. During these successful times organizations utilized their whole building, they had the financial and manpower resources to make repairs and maintain the building. Fast forward to today, membership has shrunk, funds and manpower are low so repairs and upkeep fall behind. Instead of looking at their current space and financial needs many organizations continue to live in the past they want to maintain what use to be. To fund operating and maintenance cost groups look at selling pieces of their real estate holdings to provide much needed capital. The selling of parking lots, excess land and attached residential properties provides short term solutions but severely limit future viability. Without an overall real estate plan groups “mortge their future by trying to stay in the past” Most residential/commercial buildings are constructed on properties that are usually a rectangular shape. Properties with consistent shapes allows for the widest range of development options and greatest financial return.