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How to Buy Commercial Property In Toronto

Investing in Toronto commercial real estate can be very profitable, if done right.

It can be a solid long term investment, yielding handsome monthly profits, if it’s chosen well and run by a reputable Toronto commercial property management company. The list of factors to make it a successful investment includes the property itself, the management company, and the clients that lease parts of it for their own use.

In order to help our readers balance these factors during their first steps towards commercial real estate investment, we have composed this checklist.

Buying Toronto Commercial Investment Real Estate in Five Simple Steps

Determine Your Goals and Needs

Are you investing to lease to other companies, or do you need it for your own use? This makes a significant difference in what property you are better off choosing.

If you are buying to lease, make sure the property answers the needs of companies you wish to attract. The options are mainly office, warehouse and retail space. They all have to meet the demands of the businesses you wish to lease to, in terms of proximity to their clients, transportation and so on. A poorly chosen commercial property may end up standing vacant – losing, instead of earning you money.

If you are buying for your own use, make sure the property meets your needs. It is a long term purchase, so factoring in possible future needs is also a good idea. You don’t want to buy a property that will become too small for your growing operation a few years down the road.

Choose a Toronto Commercial Property

There are many ways to find a good commercial investment property, not least of which is contacting a Toronto commercial property management company. We have recently published an article explaining how a property management company makes a great real estate investment advisor. Review what options you see out there and choose a few that fit your needs. Check out their prices, physical conditions and zoning.

Get Expert Advice

Assembling a team of experts to analyze the risks and benefits of the investment is always a good idea. Make sure you have an accountant, lawyer and financial manager on this team. Consulting with a Toronto commercial property management company is also a prudent move. This team of experts will be able to give you a clear scan of the property, revealing any hidden costs and pitfalls that a casual observation will not identify.

Run Detailed Financial Projections

Get a report on available funds, investment costs (including property management, insurance etc.) and income projections. Compare them to your desired ROI. If you are not going to do much better than breaking even, this specific property may be a poor choice for your needs.

Make the Purchase

Once you have the investment funds, you are good to go for the deal. Make sure to consult your lawyer once more to keep yourself safe from last minute surprises.

We hope you found this interesting and beneficial. Feel free to contact us with any other questions you run into.

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Why Commercial Property Agents are your Best Investment Guides

Every experienced real estate investor realizes the importance of having a commercial property management company handling the day to day operations of their investment assets. Most investors also have ties to property investment brokerages to help them navigate the various real estate markets and make smart, informed investment decisions.

New Commercial Real Estate Investment Trend

There is a new trend in development now, however, which is proving to be incredibly efficient. It is gaining popularity very quickly, as more and more investors are catching on to how incredibly convenient it is. To make a long story short, we are talking about having your property management as your main local advisor on real estate investment.

This has become so self-evident that many are now wondering, how is it that we missed this natural connection from the start? A Toronto commercial property management company is naturally positioned in a way that allows it direct detailed knowledge of the local market.

Most companies manage the assets of multiple investors and know exactly how well each property is doing in all its aspects:

1. How much it costs to maintain
2. How long it takes to populate
3. How high is the tenant turnover
4. How the rent had changed over time
5. How good is the neighborhood
6. What kind of tenants to expect
7. If a given property is problematic
8. And much more.

Whenever you are searching on a specific market, a local property management company is your best advisor – it is practically embedded in the market itself. A Toronto property manager with years of experience can evaluate a property pretty much at a glance, identifying problems and assessing renovation and maintenance costs on the spot.

The Local Real Estate Market Insiders

Moreover, having a constant ear on the ground, so to speak, Toronto company management companies are the first to find out about hot real estate deals and are best positioned to negotiate their price. Whereas a regular investment broker needs to run a search, a property manager can serve as your connection to a multitude of investment properties all over the GTA more or less immediately.

Last but not least, when you are looking for commercial property for investment, you will also likely need a management company to run it. Taking our advice on this will save you time and effort by getting a 2 in 1 deal.

Having a property management company advise you on GTA investment properties is a smart move. Contact us now to find out more!

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