Commercial property 101 - a guide for those looking to expand their property investment portfolio.
It doesn’t suit a man much to think he’s not one of the big players. In fact I think most of them secretly somewhere believe they are. And as any big player’s partner knows, it’s important to always let them believe that you think they are too.
It’s natural to get a little alarmed when our Other Half stands on the brink of something new. Especially when it involves spending substantial savings. But as good partners, we know that the best way to sort things is quickly, subtly and of course playing by the golden rule, letting them know it was all their own idea.
So ideas I needed fast, as the Other Half was dabbling his toes into a crowdfunded investment in commercial real estate. Before he bought though, he needed to recap the principles of traditional commercial property investment. So these I fed him:
First prize is a low-risk property with a high return, but if you don’t get that find a good compromise between risk and return.
Interesting thoughts. What to do? In the end it boils down to the size of the investment you are willing to make. For many people crowdfunding will certainly be the only viable option and hopefully a worthwhile step into a big player’s world.
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