PODCAST: Why should you invest in commercial property

Most Australians and in love with investing in commercial property and in a way that’s just one of the many reasons why you should consider it. Aside from the higher returns, long leases and landlord friendly contracts… less competition is a huge factor in making this a good investment. This is EPISODE 1 of my new podcast – it’s short and sweet. If you’ve got ideas for podcast topics get onto my facebook page and let me know via a FB message

Serviced offices can be a great commercial property investment

Investing in serviced offices

Investing in a serviced office could be one way to get exposure to the office market. Although I don’t personally have any office investments as part of my property portfolio, I believe that a well chosen serviced office investment could be a great addition for any commercial property investor. The concept of serviced offices is not new – I used one way back in the 1990s in Newcastle when I was involved in a large commercial development. My partners and I rented serviced office space …

Commercial Investing and Being a Landlord

According to some experts, if you want to be rich, you should try real estate investing. Many individuals today are living at the peak of wealth because of their real estate investments. Anyone can be a commercial real estate investor, all it takes is a bit of knowledge and determination. Even if you’re new to commercial property once you learn about the commercial property cash flow system, you can accelerate your cash flow and wealth. Perhaps you were once a renter before you became a …

Commercial Property and The “Property Clock”

A recent survey by the Australian property institute (API) shows that the East Coast property market, all sections commercial and residential, at the bottom or near the bottom of the property cycle. They demonstrate this by using what’s called a property clock. What is a property clock? Typically surveys like this use property clocks to show where they believe the market to be. They usually run like this: Noon to 6 PM is a downswing and 6 PM to midnight is upswing. It’s interesting to …

Do you need a mentor to help you get ahead in property investing ?

When I started investing property way back in the 1970s I was a little bit lucky that my mum was an investor and helped me get going. I remember her teaching me some simple formulas to help me quickly work out if I could afford a property or not. Even back then I wanted to control properties and not have to pay too much out of my own pocket to support them, I was always looking for positive cash flow. As time went on I …

Warren Buffet And The 6 Reasons Commercial Property Is Now A Great Investment

Warren Buffet is well regarded as the greatest investor of all time. He’s made more money than anybody else in the world through investing. Needless to say Warren has a model for successful investing that starts with his #1 rule “Only invest in things you understand.” If he understands something he will invest in it – if he does not, he won’t. Sounds simple enough, right? But here’s why he has that rule: This rule give’s him the investing edge to get predictable results… and …

Why choose commercial property over residential?

Why choose commercial property over residential? So why choose commercial property over residential? Obviously this is the question every residential investor asks… whenever they are considering the transition across to commercial property. However, you will quickly discover the reasons are rather compelling. Reason #1: Your tenants stay for longer For the most part, you find residential tenancies will be on a month-by-month basis… maybe 6 months, perhaps for a year if you’re lucky. Whereas commercial leases will tend to range between 3 and 5 years …

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Deal Review Newcastle

As Newcastle turns around I wanted to share this information memorandum about a property there that was for sale so you get to see what a good Information memorandum looks like and what you can glean about a property from it. This property search video is an example of what my students get from me on a regular basis to help them become successful investing in commercial property. To start your commercial property education check out my next free online webinar:

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Deal Review

Here’s a deal review from last September where I look at a property that I saw come up for under $1M. In this video I explore some of the factors you need to consider when investing in commercial property. My students get videos like this every couple of weeks, usually reviewing several properties at a time, from around the country. To find out more check out my next webinar:    

Commercial Property shares better than residential -AMP’s Shane Oliver

Commercial Property shares better than residential -AMP’s Shane Oliver by Larry Schlesinger The longer term outlook for Australian residential investment property is “messy”, with price growth likely to be constrained because housing is “expensive” and offers very low returns compared with shares and commercial property, says AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver. “Housing is expensive on all metrics and offers very low rental yields compared to all other assets except bank deposits and Government bonds,” Dr Oliver wrote in a new analysis paper following the …