Why Commercial Property Is Like A Luxury Yacht

I was once looking at buying a luxury yacht and I was surprised to find out how much like buying commercial property buying a yacht is. It was noticeable because it’s quite a different system to buying a residential house in a way. It all comes down to the due diligence and how you negotiate the deal. In today’s podcast I talk about why due diligence is not only critical (yes, we all know that right?) but why it can turn a bad deal into …

Getting Ready To Pounce – The Deals Are Out There Waiting For You

Not surprisingly, amazing commercial property deals are not just around every corner… But neither are they rare as hens teeth. There are plenty of deals I wouldn’t touch with a 20-foot barge pole, but there are also way more good deals than I know what to do with. Seriously I get sent great deals all the time, and I just don’t have the time or the money to buy them all. Each deal takes time, so it’s important to weight up each deal with the …

Why Financing Your First Commercial Property Could Be Easier Than You Think

Why financing your first investment property is easier than you think. Many first time investors ask me “James, I don’t think I have enough money to purchase an investment property” My response is “Commercial property is all about Math” Many novice buyers don’t know where to start on their investment journey. My suggestion is start with the numbers and more importantly the cash you have available to sink into that first commercial property. Lets start by looking at sources of cash. How much do you …

Why ordinary Australians Are Snapping Up Commercial Property

Here’s an article I found this week which demonstrates why commercial property is such a fantastic investment… Yep. That’s what I’ve been saying all along 🙂  (James)   Higher End Commercial Properties Are Being Snapped Up Even At Lower Yields Because of Long-Term Returns Lowest prices are just the beginning for investors who are leaping into the commercial property market. Source: News Corp Australia RETIRED Adelaide doctor and grandfather Prahbash Goel is a family man. That’s why he paid $10.95 million for Bunnings warehouse in …

Why Big Brand Chain Stores Say It’s Time To Buy Commercial Property

Now is the time to invest in high street retail. Many have said the Internet will kill bricks and mortar retailers. But I beg to differ. Look at the biggest companies in retail over the past 10 years, Zara, H&M and Topshop. They all dominate the high street. These guys are transforming retail and it gives novice investors like us an opportunity to get into the market. I will explain. You see, these big brands are magnets for customers. They spend heaps of time selecting …

[PODCAST] What Kind Of Commercial Property Can I Buy And What Are My Returns?

In this week’s podcast, I explore different levels of property you can afford depending on the different levels of equity you have available. At each stage I show you the returns you’ll get back from each investment. I’ll show you both your expected Net Returns as well as what you pocket every year by investing in commercial property.  

The Ugliest Investments Can Make The Best Looking Bank Accounts

Ready to Hit Pay Dirt with Industrial property? As investors, we are all looking for returns? Right? In the chase for returns, we generally stick to what we know. Right? Most of us prefer to play it safe rather than risk the lot. Right? That is investing 101? Right? … Wrong You don’t need to risk the lot to get a good return from property. Don’t get me wrong. Real Estate investing is competitive, and smart investment is good investment. So I prefer to look …

[PODCAST] Commercial Finance and Trick To Getting It – (Different From Residential Lending)

If you’ve never owned a commercial property then you’ve never had to get commercial finance. The mistake many commercial property newbies make is thinking it’s going to be the same as residential, but lenders want different things when you’re buying commercial. The numbers are different and there are different factors in play. If you go armed with the right information it will not only help you choose better properties but get your loan easier. That’s what this podcast is about – have a listen now. …

Scarcity and Business Growth – Planning for the future

When it comes to offices, size matters It’s one of the biggest challenges facing new and emerging companies: how to accommodate extra staff as a business grows but its current office space doesn’t. Similarly, it presents a problem for landlords when tenants need more room to move than what they’re able to provide. But as a new leasing deal in Sydney shows, landlords are now starting to offer unique leasing conditions in a bid to lock in tenants who might look to expand their operation …