Commercial properties are traditionally institutional assets bought by investment funds. They can also be worthwhile for individual investors, but are often too expensive so funds can be a more accessible approach. They tend to be higher-yielding than residential properties, though there are a number of quite different types of commercial property and these can vary quite a bit. Average returns range from 4.5% for offices to 10% for high street units.

Commercial properties tend to have lower levels of volatility than many other kinds of investment, but at the same time its reliance on factors like consumer spending and job creation give you little protection against tough times in the wider economy. If you're interested in investing through a fund, look for those holding at least 40 properties and be aware that if there is ever a mass exodus of investors you may have to wait to receive your money while properties are sold off.

Specialist commercial funding is required for this type of investment. 

Pros and cons of commercial office space in Southwark

Looking for some new office space for your business? If you are, chances are that London is among the places youre considering. Should that be the case, its worth investigating the advantages of different areas of the capital, such as Southwark, before making a final decision.
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Should you consider property development in office spaces?

Developing properties can be a very lucrative endeavour, if you choose the correct venue. Office space is ideal for development because it’s often already set up for use by commercial lease. Location, the state of the space being considered, the local market and economy, and demand for the space are all important considerations before committing to a particular investment. Typically, high-density commercial areas are the best places for development. For example, offering offices to let oxford makes more sense than developing office space in a less-commercial or more rural district. Location Location is a key factor when deciding on property investment of any kind, but it is not the only consideration. The availability of rental space in the area, the market, and the level of demand are also important considerations. When prime office space is plentiful, turning a developed space into a lucrative investment might be more difficult than in...
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Expert states that lack of supply will keep rents high

The last 12 months have been profitable for many of those with buy to let insurance and the good times look set to continue for the foreseeable future due to a lack of supply, according to one expert.
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An Introduction to Commercial Property Investment

Commercial Finance Commercial finance is the function of offering loans to businesses, generally secured by business assets - in this case, we shall focus on property. As you will probably know, most institutional funders have tightened criteria to such an extent that lending is severely prohibited. There are some signs that criteria are relaxing, but if you’d care to ask most businesses who are looking to their business bankers for financial support as to exactly how much support they are receiving, the reply will generally be rather negative. That said, it’s not all doom and gloom, as there are still funders out there who have the appetite and the resources to fund any truly viable deal.... A summary of property-related commercial finance is as follows: Development Finance Contrary to popular belief, development finance is still available for residential and commercial developments. Experience and a good track record are essential if an...
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