Commercial Property: Negotiating
Tips & Strategies to Help You Win

Negotiating for a Commercial property takes certain Skills
YOU KNOW, I’m always intrigued how many investors place little or no importance upon the skills required to put together a top property deal.

They will spend plenty of time researching the market and arranging finance … but will often get emotionally involved, and want to conclude the Negotiating phase as soon as possible. [Read more…]

Commercial Property: Would You
Let Me Know Your #1 Concern?

The greatest Concern holding you back ? from investing in Commercial propertyON MONDAY, I emailed my Inner Circle telling them about a new home-study Course I am currently putting together — explaining all about Commercial property.

And if you are part of that Inner Circle, you would have no doubt already received the email by now.

Anyway, at this stage, what I’m seeking is … some Feedback on the greatest single Concern (or Issue) currently holding you back — when it comes to investing in Commercial property.

That way, I will be able to address those concerns; and make this a fully comprehensive home-study Course.

So would you be kind enough to CLICK HERE and let me know the #1 Concern that’s holding you back at the moment.

And what I’ll then do is summarise everyone’s concerns … and come back to you, sometime during next week.

 

Tried-and-True Tips to Profit from Commercial Real Estate Investing

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Tips for your Success with Commercial propertyTHE BEST looking property could actually represent the worst real estate investment you have ever made.

Remember that Commercial real estate investing is all about … the Deal, the Terms and the Return on investment. Here are some tips for successful Commercial real estate investing. [Read more…]

Commercial Property: 5 Key Decisions To Help Guarantee Your Investment Success

 You need to make certain Decisions to Succeed with Commercial property
Investing in Commercial property is not “rocket science”.

Nonetheless, there are certain key steps you do need to follow. And those involve you in making a number of simple (yet vital) decisions.

DECISION #1: Your Goals for the long and short term?
In other words, are you seeking Income on Capital growth — or both? Maybe you are after some good Tax savings — through negative gearing or Depreciation? [Read more…]

Why All The Panic?


Are we really heading for GFC Mark II?

Well, not here in Australia anyway! And even overseas, things are vastly different this time around.

In 2008/09, it was private debt causing the problems … because nobody was too sure which banks were overly exposed to the sub-prime mortgage problem. [Read more…]

Commercial Property & NABERS:
What is it all about?

Yes, I know it is rather confusing. But this is merely an acronym for the … National Australian Built Environment Rating System.

Effectively, it benchmarks existing buildings against one another — where ZERO means a “Poor” rating … and FIVE indicates an “Excellent” green-rated building.

This rating system currently covers Offices, Homes, Hotels and Retail Centres — although the actual criteria do vary between the different types of buildings.

For Offices, they include aspects like … Energy, Water, Waste and the Indoor Environment. Whereas for Hotels, Retail Centres and Homes … it is only Energy and Water efficiency, which is rated.

Mandatory Disclosure

Since November 2010, owners of Commercial Offices have been required to disclose their building’s NABERS rating — whenever they sell (or lease) any space larger than 2,000 square metres.

Their NABERS rating needs to be displayed in all advertisements; and appropriate documentation is to be available upon request.

Some Exemptions are available

The common exemptions would include …

  • Mixed-use buildings with less than 75% Office space;
  • Buildings constructed or renovated within the past two years;
  • Lease deals for periods less than 12 months;
  • Strata-titled property ownership; or
  • Sale of a partial interest in a property.

Bottom Line: The penalties for non-compliance can be up to $110,000 for the first day; and then $11,000 for each further day of non-compliance.

However, it does provide you with a great opportunity to capture a strategic advantage … if your building holds the highest possible rating — given its age and condition.

Therefore, this system is important to ensure your property manager is fully ‘up to speed’ on all the various requirements. And if you would like to study any of this in more detail, simply go to the government’s website.

 

Smart Investor Seminar

Just quickly …

On Saturday 27 August, I have been asked to take the Session on Commercial Property Investing … at this Smart Investor Seminar.

And I simply thought you may have some interest in knowing what’s also being covered at the same time. [Read more…]

Commercial Property:
Pricing Your Finance – Part 2

Last week, you looked at the reasons why lenders view Commercial property in a different league to Residential property, when it comes to finance.

Many things can affect the Pricing of your LoanAnd then, we moved to the various aspects Commercial lenders look at as far as Risk is concerned.

More importantly, just how these aspects will determine whether or not they will actually lend against the actual property you are looking to purchase.

However, what you really want to know is … [Read more…]

Commercial Property:
Arranging Your Finance – Part 1

Commercial property finance is one of those aspects probably the least understood — and therefore, can lead to some are rather poor decisions by investors.

Take care when arranging your Commercial LoanThe most important thing you need to grasp is that there are basically no hard and fast rules about the various factors like … the leverage that is available … costs associated with Commercial loans or … the actual lending criteria most financiers and adopt.

When it comes to Commercial finance, everything has to be viewed in relation to the strength and size of each particular deal. [Read more…]

Trusted Consultants ~ Part 2:
Financing the Deal

LAST WEEK, I promised to reveal those key Consultants to whom I’d be prepared to entrust my own property deals. So, let’s progress a little further with that.

Perry Finance are problem solversNo doubt you will have experienced your share of problems, when it comes to arranging the finance for a recent purchase you may have finalised.

As you’re probably aware, most vendors are unwilling to enter into a contract in the current market, containing a “subject to finance” clause. Because it would simply tie up their Commercial property, without any certainty of a sale. [Read more…]

Building Your Team of
Trusted Expert Consultants

Building your Consulting TeamAS YOU know, Property Edge Australia is there to help you in identifying and negotiating the actual purchase of your next Commercial property.

However, you still require certain other key consultants, in order to make every deal really work for you.

And those consultants need to be thoroughly trustworthy.

As you can appreciate, I have had the opportunity to work with a quite number of consultants, over the past 40 years. And I’ve quietly put together a close team of those ones, who have really gone out of their way to look after my Clients’ best interests.

Over the next week or so, I will reveal to you who these Consultants actually are — in the vital areas of:

  • Covering the Legal Issues;
  • Financing the Deal; and
  • Claiming your Full Tax Benefits.

Anyway, lets make a start on the first one today. [Read more…]