Commercial Real Estate blog discussing investing, selling, and leasing retail, office, industrial, residential, mixed-use, hospitality, self storage, and other commercial real estate in the greater Reading, PA market.
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I received a few questions after I mentioned Sale Lease-Back transactions in my post yesterday, ‘7 Reasons to Call Your Commercial Real Estate Agent'. Apparently this is a new concept for many business owners here in Reading, PA. So I wanted to give a small list of companies that are well suite...
You Need Money - No, I'm not offering to make you a loan, but with today's credit markets, you might not be able to find anyone to make a loan to your business. So how can a Commercial agent help you? If your business owns real estate that it occupies, it may be possible to monetize your equit...
I'm sure if you've read my earlier posts you may be wondering when this will all end, but today we are finally getting to the good stuff: Returns. Why are you investing in commercial properties in Reading, PA? I'm guessing it's because you'd like to make some money. One measure of how much mon...
Hopefully you now have a good hanldle on cap rates, and we can move forward with analyzing that small retail property in downtown Reading, PA. Once you have an idea about what a property is worth, you need to figure out how you are going to pay for it. For most investors this means getting a mo...
I've decided to take a little break from my series on evaluating commercial real estate investments. I'll continue with it later this week (I hope you don't mind waiting), but today I want to answer a question that I get all the time, 'Don't you need a lot of money to invest in commercial real e...
Hopefully you have a good handle on calculating NOI after my last post. Now that you know what NOI your small retail property in Reading, PA is generating, you can begin to figure out what this property is worth to you. One of the most common techniques for determining value is call income capi...
In my previous blog post I promised to explain some of the basic calculations necessary for investing in commercial real estate. I'll start today with what I believe is the beginning, Net Operating Income (NOI). I will present a simplified version of this calculation today, and will get into mo...
Whether you're investing in a 4,000 SF retail building in Reading, PA or a 400,000 SF office tower in Center City Philadelphia, there are a few key concepts that you need to understand. These concepts are the basis for most, if not all commercial real estate analysis. The most basic of which, i...
I was discussing commercial real estate financing with another agent this evening. This agent is very experienced in real estate in general, but she mostly works with residential real estate. I realized that many if not most real estate agents don't fully understand the difference between finan...
Yesterday I mentioned in my blog that several residential real estate investors are not clear about what commercial real estate is. I mentioned a few of the commercial real estate opportunities that exist in downtown Reading, PA, but my list was definitely not meant to be comprehensive. One opp...