The commercial real estate market offers the potential for excellent returns, and it’s increasingly becoming a game in which investors of any size can participate. Certainly major REITs and other investment groups have some advantages over the “little guy,” but with a few smart moves and tools, it can be easy to create the network you need to get in on up-and–coming deals that might be right for you.
The innovations keep coming in CRE, as developers work hand in hand with creative design minds to expand the options for commercial buildings. Many of the latest trends in commercial architecture are heavily influenced by concern for sustainable building practices, energy efficiency, and more livable urban spaces.
When it comes to finding value in potential investment properties, small indicators can lead to big value. Let’s take a look at how to find the best value-add property. Considering many factors relating to a property’s potential value is essential to arriving at a realistic purchase price. Investors are looking at local market information, factoring in the cost of construction and the renovation process, and in some cases they are able to see a better and more profitable use than what currently exists.
The popularity of urban centers for living and working has produced some major shifts in the CRE market. Companies are looking for amenity-rich spaces in buildings full of character to appeal to top talent, and mixed-use city neighborhoods are hot in markets all over the country.