The Commercial Lease Advantage Equals Free Money

Australia is in love with property. Even since the dawn of the great Australian dream: The quarter acre block with a house on it.   In the beginning (at the risk of sounding like the bible there was the 14-acre block. Then there was the idea of owning a beach house or a shack at Bonnie Doon so you could enjoy “The serenity”.   Over time, as with so many other things, our dreams have gotten bigger. The 3 bedroom house on the 1/4 acre block …

Countering Low Yields With Big Upsides

I’ve had an eye out for a small shopping centre recently, and I’ve noticed a few things. Competition is slightly up on what it used to be and cap rates are lower than they have been over the last few years for this kind of property and in this price range. I was just doing the numbers on a deal review for my students on a multi-tenanted shopping centre in a great location. Based on the numbers the yield is a little lower than I …

Using Hidden Potential As Exit Strategy

There are a couple of things that are my first port of call when it comes to working out if a deal is worth my looking at further. First of all, is the deal I’m looking at, based on initial (back of napkin) calculations, going to be cash flow positive from the day of settlement? That’s the single most important thing I want to know about any property. When I do my calculations, I look at everything from council fees, management costs, even travel costs …

How to identify the best commercial deals

In this podcast we discuss how to identify what I look for in a good commercial deal, How to identify the best deals and where the best growth can be found or created.

1 Tip For An Instant Equity Boost

There are a few things which I like to pay attention to when looking for commercial property. Once of the simplest ways to grow your equity very quickly is to look for properties where the current rent is below rents of the area. Some agents will know what the rent for an area should be based on the property type; others can be very vague about it. You might think that this is not something that would happen very often, but it can happen. The …