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Advantages and Risks of Single Tenant Properties

Around 25% to 35% of the value of commercial properties are single-tenant properties (STPs). This large percentage means that institutional investors such as pension funds, as well as smaller investment groups must consider this type of investment. There are many uses ranging from office to industrial to retail. They can include office buildings, warehouses, department stores, supermarkets and other retail use. There are advantages and disadvantages in this type of ownership compared to multi-tenant properties.

Apartment Properties Continue To Be Favored Investment

Investors purchase income producing real estate to make money. Apartment properties, as always, continue to be the favorite investment property for many investors. It is possible to reap substantial rental income from a relatively small investment, with a large amount of the purchase price being financed by first and second mortgages.

Adequate Market Analysis Before You Invest

Now may be the time to start thinking of the next real estate investment. You must pick the right property for you. Sometimes, even the best thought out plans do not work out. Investments in real estate can turn out badly even in the best of times. Investors may then blame the loss on the "real estate cycle" when there were mistakes that could have been avoided by better planning and analysis.

Getting Tenants For An Overbuilt Market

When an investment property is located in an overbuilt market, the marketing effort must have good planning and direction. Just throwing large amounts of money into the effort can be a waste. Rather than broad advertising, a narrower action may be required. Keeping the local brokers who specialize in leasing constantly updated about the amenities of a certain building may be the best way to make it more marketable.

The Neglected Investment Property

It is hard to believe that someone can totally neglect a valuable investment property like a multi-unit apartment. It happens. The run down property may have been acquired from a seller who did not understand real estate investments and failed to manage it at all.

Who Buys Commercial Property?

When we represent a seller of a commercial property, we try to determine, as soon as possible in the marketing process, what type of buyer is most likely to be interested in this particular property. We then focus the main appeal on those elements that are most important to that type of buyer.

The Singles Market In Apartments

Investors who can provide the housing that satisfies the needs of the single tenant will stand to profit. We all know that the number of persons living alone has increased. Figures from the census bureau show that households that contain only one person have increased 90% since 1970. There are now more than 20 million people who live alone, more than twice the number of twenty years ago. This trend is expected to continue.

Looking For An Apartment Property

There are totally different types of tenants in different kinds of apartment units. When looking at an apartment property for investment, choose the type of property you want to own, and think about where your tenants will come from.

Investment Property Inspections

When a buyer makes an offer on an investment property, it is usually only after a thorough inspection of all of the data that is available on the financial records of the building. Certainly, a good physical inspection is also made. Some investors pay more attention to the data than the structure. The physical inspection of the property could be as important or more important than the rents and expenses.

A Checklist For The Lease Closing

When all of the negotiations have been completed, broker and the commercial tenant have agreed to the terms of the lease. Now all that is left is the lease closing. Often there are so many back-up papers than must be produced, examined and approved, the closing can be held up because of a forgotten document.

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