you’re tired of paying rent and would like to own your
own commercial building, now is the time! The market has dropped
considerably, and commercial property is now more affordable
than it has been in years. Some properties can be purchased for
40-60% less than what they were worth two years ago.
Additionally, when you purchase a property, your monthly payments
can be locked for as long as 20 years. That means no annual rent
increases ever, no landlord-favoring leases, and never losing
your space to a bigger tenant. Finally, when your competitors
are signing future leases at inflated rents, your real estate
expenses will remain at this year's expense, giving you a long-term,
sustainable market advantage.
You may also be able to purchase your building with as little as 5% down. The SBA
504 program is a government-backed loan program designed to help
small businesses purchase their own properties with a smaller than
normal down payment. Some conditions and qualifications apply.
Joshua Cohen for details.
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
Whether you’re an experienced or novice investor, commercial real
is a solid investment option that may be a great addition to your investment
portfolio. Quality commercial properties generally have reliable businesses paying
market rent on long-term leases. Not only do they offer greater potential for
higher returns than most residential investments, they are generally easier to
manage as well. Most professional real estate investors eventually migrate to
commercial properties, simply because of the safety, long-term planning and
Now is an incredible time to get into the commercial real estate market. Prices
are down, and interest rates are among the lowest they've ever been. Many of these properties are solid
money-makers with guaranteed monthly income from national credit tenants – they
not only pay your mortgage for you, but sometimes your property taxes, insurance
and maintenance as well. Others are vacant and can be used for your own business.
Owner-user properties can usually be purchased with as little as 5-10% down.
Most commercial investment properties require at least $250,000 down. If you
are interested in getting into commercial investment, but are not at that
you can also consider a Tenant-in-Common (TIC) purchase. TIC investments generally
require less down payment (usually starting at around $50,000), and you purchase
only a partial ownership in the property. TIC properties typically have experienced
investors who manage the properties and simply provide a guaranteed return on
your investment. This is usually in the 8-11% range, but can vary. TIC's are a
great way to start your commercial real estate investment portfolio.
Now is a great time to expand your portfolio with a safer, longer-term real estate
Joshua Cohen to discuss your investment goals, financing,
the market, and how to take advantage of it.
Wall Street Journal Interview... now is a great time to invest
in commercial real estate.