Tips and Advice: Investing in the Right Commercial Property

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There’s many different reasons to invest in commercial property, it might be that you want a new premises for your company, or that you wish to add to your existing portfolio. Whatever your reasons, you’ll always want to make sure you have the right property to ensure your investment is worthwhile.

As such there are also a number of aspects to think about in your search, but if you’re not certain or could use a few pointers, in this post you’ll find some useful tips and advice. Here’s what you need to know:

The Right Type

To start with the basics you need to look through the property markets and narrow your options down to the right property for your needs. For example, if you’re intending to turn this into a commercial rental property, or use it yourself, will it suit the target market? After all, you wouldn’t advertise a retail outlet in the middle of an industrial estate.

How Popular is the Area?

As well as this, you also need to consider how sought-after the area is, for how likely it is you can lease the property, sell it or get customers in. Look at reviews online of businesses located in similar areas and what it is about them that attracts or deters customers.

Check the Condition

With the right property chosen, before you make your purchases you also need to thoroughly check the condition of these. Have surveys carried out to assess them properly for any structural issues that could be problematic in the future and ultimately affect your ability to use them or sell them.

Is it Efficient?

At the same time as the above you also need to ask to about their energy efficiency. This is particularly important if you intend to use these properties as bases for your businesses, as you won’t want to end up paying over the odds for utilities as this could eat into your profits.

Leasing or Selling?

Lastly, you’ll want to think about the future, or to be more specific whether you intend to lease these out in the long term or sell them on for profit. For the latter it’s worth working with an expert commercial property investment firm like GVA Worldwide as such companies can assist you with market analysis and provide helpful financial advice.

So, make the most of the above advice and make sure your investment in commercial property is a wise one. Then, all there’s left for you to do is purchase your properties and make the most of what these quality new premises have to offer.

Written by Julie Hanson

Julie is passionate about property – development, investment and portfolio planning. Along with husband Alec, Julie is actively building a property portfolio while helping others to do the same.

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