What to consider when investing in commercial real estate

| Aug 22, 2020 | Real Estate Law |

Investing in warehouses, office buildings and other commercial property located in Florida can be an effective way to strengthen your investment portfolio. However, it is important that you know and understand the potential risks of investing in commercial real estate before you part ways with your money.

Research the performance of various asset classes

The return that you see on your investment will depend on a variety of factors. For example, if there is more demand in your area for office space as opposed to multifamily homes, it may be better to invest in an office building instead of a residential property. Your success or failure of your investment may also depend on the current position of the market cycle. Ideally, you will buy properties when they are at their lowest prices and sell them when they are at their peak values.

Know who is handling your money

You may decide that it is in your best interest to invest in a real estate investment trust (REIT) or other passive investment vehicles. If you do decide to be a passive investor, it is important to know as much as possible about who is handling your money. At a minimum, you should talk to others who have invested with the same person or company who is going to be making decisions that will impact your financial future.

If you are planning to invest in commercial real estate, make sure that you do so in a strategic manner. Understanding asset classes, market cycles and other basic real estate concepts can help you to limit losses and maximize gains over the long-term. An experienced attorney may be able to help you negotiate the terms of an investment or review a proposed deal before the agreement goes into effect.