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You will always have to contend with closing costs for both residential and industrial real estate in South Florida and everywhere else.

Transaction-related expenses like taxes, fees, and dues are split between the buyer and seller to cover these additional costs that aren't included in the sale price. With industrial property, there are always some contrasts (usually in charges or complexity).

Despite this, there is some good news for those interested in South Florida industrial real estate, regardless of the transaction cost. Additionally, the area has seen the construction of "351,000 square feet of industrial space" despite the challenges of the recent epidemic and new projects in the region.

Despite these challenges, it's important to note that buyers and sellers still face some closing costs, which could impact short-term profitability. So, what are the closing costs for industrial property in South Florida like?


Overview of Industrial Real Estate Closing Costs


Fees that must be paid prior to closing on a commercial mortgage are what is meant by "closing costs" in the industrial property context. One other thing to remember is that the cost of a deal and the loan vary according to the lender and the property, and their prices also change depending on the size of the loan and the property.

In addition to knowing the various prices, buyers must be aware of this aspect of the loan process because it is integral. "To better anticipate the total costs of borrowing, people should include any associated fees in their return on investment calculations."

The average expenses associated with closing industrial property can be split into lender fees and third-party expenses. In the categories listed above, the most common and basic costs are . . .


Lending Fees

Origination fees - "For processing a loan," the lender charges "0.5 to 1.0 percent," and the lender receives this as compensation, "depending on the lender and negotiations."

Brokerage fee - It is a broker's commission for locating and procuring commercial real estate loans, which is "paid by borrowers who use a broker "as part of their commercial real estate closing costs."


Third-party Costs


Appraisal - A condition precedent to obtaining a loan is the possession of the industrial property.

Phase I/II environmental report - Lenders have ordered an inspection to ensure the property does not have any "environmentally hazardous conditions."

Engineering report - Though not a necessity for all lending institutions, a popular expense to expect in the Miami-Dade area, this particular expense is said to be meant to measure the "stability of the property." 

Zoning report - Complies with local regulations regarding the property and its uses. 

Seismic report - An "assessment of the property's seismic-structural capabilities," which, of course, varies by location.

Legal fees - Because of the complexity of industrial property transactions, the cost of legal representation has gone up.

Title Insurance - One-time fee for "avoiding property ownership loss due to legal issues."

Buyer Expenses

Environmental due diligence - The contract may also state that the seller will reimburse the buyer for the cost of Phase I or Phase II environmental study if the report finds any undisclosed

contamination that necessitates the cancellation of the closing.
Title endorsements – "Endorsings of the title policy such as the environmental risk endorsement required by the buyer's lender for financing the transaction loan.

Municipal transfer taxes - Licensing costs and other registration fees, such as "operating permits," may be required for the transfer of goods between parties.

 Special survey additions - A flood search or topographical contours of the property or aerial views needed by the buyer's lender are all examples of special survey additions.

Property inspection expenses - "The financial benefit that you saved on the due diligence expeditions to establish the property's structural and design integrity."

Financing expenses – "The buyer's lender may charge fees to assist with the transaction funding, which can include fees for recording the mortgage, assignment of rents, recording the deed, lender administration, and closing fees."

Seller Expenses

Title policy – It covers the basics of insurance (but the buyer will usually pay for specific lender-required endorsements to the title policy).

ALTA survey – The lending of industrial property generally requires lenders to obtain a new survey. This will generally cost around $800 and up.

UCC searches - "Similar to title searches, but they are conducted on personal property or equipment included in the sale."

State and county transfer taxes - The deed stamps, which are required by the local jurisdiction to be paid whenever title to a piece of property changes hands.

Costs to clear title - the seller's existing financing on the property, record satisfactions of liens or mortgages, payoffs to municipalities, or any other expense that must be paid in order for the seller to deliver the clean title to the buyer

More on Industrial Property Closing Costs

The most common closing costs buyers and sellers face are those that are listed above. While these factors apply to Florida's south region, there are still a few more considerations with regard to industrial property closing costs . . .

The price of closing for commercial property is much the same as the cost of a residential transaction. Compared to the previous costs, the new costs are much larger, and the research effort is even more extensive.

Industrial real estate closing costs can exceed several thousand dollars. They may be negotiated, however.

Sellers and buyers can negotiate all of the closing costs. You, as a buyer, should write into the contract who will be liable for things like title insurance, deed stamps, surveys, and settlement fees, among other things, at closing.

Your lender could also require you to deposit a significantly larger sum in escrow or charge you higher loan administration fees, points, or any other expense they deem appropriate. You should negotiate all the loan fees with your lender as early as possible before closing.

In order to avoid the abovementioned risks, you should have a skilled real estate agent and a qualified lawyer who specializes in industrial properties on your side. Even though it would incur more costs, the benefit is that the total at closing will be more significant.

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ComReal Miami – Doral
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