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10 Underrated Tips for Successfully Purchasing Commercial Property

If you're interested in buying commercial property, you need to know several things before jumping in. It's important to do your research before making that purchase, or you could wind up with a troublesome property that comes with regrets rather than profitable returns. So we've put together a list of ten simple yet surprisingly underrated tips that will help you buy the perfect commercial property.

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Everything you need to know about REITs

Always wanted to invest in the world of real estate, but don’t want the hassle that comes with it? A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) could be the ideal solution. You’ll get to enjoy the historically steady returns that real estate could potentially generate without the drawn-out purchase process and ongoing upkeep. Here’s everything you need to know about REITs.

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How to build a commercial property portfolio

Investing in commercial property can be highly rewarding, but a profitable portfolio may feel out of reach if you’re at the start of your journey. Whether you’ve got a big budget or have a modest amount to invest, getting started doesn’t need to be complicated.

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Commercial vs Residential Real Estate Investments - Pros and Cons

Investing in real estate can be a great way to grow your capital, but you’ll need to decide whether to join the commercial or residential sector. These two property categories are very different, and you may be more suited to one than the other.

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How do I calculate commercial property yield?

Investing in commercial property can be a savvy move. Leases tend to be longer than those for residential properties, with UK businesses typically renting space for around eight years. That means you could be looking at a steady income stream for a number of years.

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What is a mixed use commercial property?

Whether you’re an investor thinking about purchasing a mixed use commercial property or a prospective tenant on the hunt for one, there are a few things you need to know before taking the plunge. Here’s our comprehensive guide to mixed use commercial properties.

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Considering a Commercial Real Estate Investment Property?

Investing in commercial property can be a great way to grow your capital. But you’ll need to know what you’re doing if you’re to maximise the return. Because the property market can be unpredictable, limiting risk is key – but how exactly can you do this? Here are six steps to choosing the best commercial property.

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Is Commercial Real Estate a Good Investment?

Commercial real estate is a huge market. Most types of property can be a great investment opportunity. Commercial real estate can offer bigger financial gains than residential properties but may come with higher risks.

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The Oxford-Cambridge Innovation Arc: What is the potential?

The ‘Oxford-Cambridge Arc’, as it has been dubbed, connects the two cities to Bicester, Milton Keynes and Bedford, as well as 26 local authorities. The region is not only attractive for workers in the education, engineering and science sectors, but also a popular base for those commuting to London.

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How do you value a commercial building?

Valuing a commercial property can be fairly straightforward, or a complex process involving the calculation of the business’ net income and other financials. It all depends on the type of method you use to reach your final figure.

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Commercial Real Estate Investing 101: How to Get Started

If you’re thinking about investing in commercial real estate you’ve come to the right place. Making a real estate investment isn’t quite as complex as you’d think, and it’s known to generate some of the most impressive income streams. It’s important to remember to stay patient, carefully consider each decision and do your due diligence.

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Investing in commercial real estate

Investing in commercial property is a popular way to make money in the long term. The commercial real estate market provides plenty of scope to generate an impressive return on investment.

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How do I find the right location for my business?

Commercial properties are split into five categories: retail, industrial, office, leisure and healthcare. Due to them having very different purposes, the right location for one is unlikely to be the same for the other.

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What is a category C property?

Category C properties are a great opportunity for investors – as long as they are open to risk. They tend to be over 20 years old and located in unpopular areas, so there is plenty of room for improvement and growth. But to understand the benefits of a category C property, it is important to understand how the system works, first and foremost.

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Commercial property area guide: Cardiff, Wales

Cardiff is both the capital of Wales and its largest city, hosting the country’s National Assembly and most of its national cultural institutions. A hive of commercial activity, Cardiff accounts for around 20% of Wales’ GDP, which in 2007 was around £9 billion.

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How to use the underwriting process when investing in commercial property

Whether you're a shiny new commercial property investor or a seasoned pro, you want to do your due diligence before moving forward with an investment. Some of the questions you may have might be about the property's condition, its current cash flow and value, and the potential income.

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Key terms investors need to know when evaluating investment opportunities

If you’re considering investing in commercial property, there are some key investment terms that you may come across, which are well worth being familiar with. Notable ones are ‘cap rate’, ‘cash flow’ and ‘cash-on-cash return’. These are analytics that investors use to calculate if a potential commercial property is worth investing in.

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Top 7 steps to a profitable rental commercial property

Commercial real estate as an investment opportunity is an interesting proposition. However, before you embark on a property search, there are several things to think about – from the type of commercial building you want to invest in to whether you want to make the purchase solely as an investor, or as an owner-tenant. Other important considerations are location, condition of the property and flexibility for potential change of use.

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A guide to understanding operational expenditure

Capital expenditure (Capex) and operational expenditure (Opex) both refer to money being paid out of your company. However, this happens in completely different ways. Capex relates to expenses your business incurs now in order to generate profit in the future – for example, investing in a new building, computers or vehicles to transport goods. Opex refers to the cost of the day-to-day running of your business – wages, utilities, rent, along with general and administrative expenses.

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5 strategies for making your building greener

These days, making your building greener is not just a matter of complying with environmental or energy efficiency rules and regulations. By ensuring a building is eco-friendly and energy efficient, owners and business managers not only make the space more attractive to tenants, they can also save on costs, reduce the need for extensive future upgrades and demonstrate they’re doing their bit to help the planet.

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