ome entrepreneurs are content to rent space for their businesses year after year, but others have been anxiously watching the residential housing market, hoping for an opportunity to take their commercial lease dollars and turn them into long-term equity in the real estate market. But will the residential bubble's slow leak (or impending collapse, depending on whom you talk to) make the next one to two years a good time to purchase commercial space?Read More
When it comes to property management, the rule of thumb says expenses take up around 50% of your income.
Read that again.
Around 50% of your rental income will go directly to the expense column.
It may not happen with the first property or the next — but as you grow, the expenses eventually add up across your assets (repairs, new roofs, vacancies, and so forth).
It goes without saying: The way you manage your properties can make or break you as an investor. Of course, with commercial investments, your NOI is directly tied to your valuation (and your equity!), making effective management even more crucial.
Beyond raising rents — which has been covered here — what are some effective ways to unlock profits? Here are three quick tactics that will boost your portfolio bottom line.Read More
A new look at what will happen to the rental market in the city selected for Amazon's second U.S. headquarters finds that impact on rents may not be as large as originally thought.Read More
Whether you’re an old hand at buying and selling properties or you’re just dipping your toes into the real estate investment market, you’ve probably heard your fair share of complaints — or outright horror stories — about commercial real estate auctions. While it’s true that they can feel risky, it’s also true that no commercial investment is completely risk-free.Read More