Commercial Properties – The Invisible Giants of Real Estate
When was the last time you were in a big city? The bright lights, busy streets, and yes, the abundance of tall buildings. Many people marvel at these feats of engineering but far fewer stop and wonder, ‘Gee, I wonder who owns that building’.
Welcome to the world of commercial real estate, a world of “invisible giants” that are constantly seen but not well understood. In this article, I’d like to shed some of the mystery from commercial properties and thus make them a little more transparent.
As a real estate investor, you may be more prone to look at commercial properties from an ownership or financial point of view, but may still see them as being out of reach for your own business. This can be due to several reasons, first among them being the perceived value of large commercial buildings.
Have you ever driven by a large apartment complex or tall office building and wondered what it would take to someday be an owner of that sort of real estate. Yes, you can see the building, but the opportunity is invisible to you, seemingly out of reach.
What if I were able to tell you that commercial real estate was far less out of reach than you ever thought before? What if I were to show you that there were multiple profit centers in a piece of commercial real estate, empowering you to find opportunity where you never would have seen it before? This is the power of both knowledge and experience and my ultimate goal is to make you better equipped to pursue commercial real estate by understanding what is indeed possible with it.
Do you think those invisible giants are owned by larger than life individuals who somehow are blessed with the resources to pursue such huge buildings? Usually not. Most large commercial buildings are owned by entities that comprise larger groups of people, all pooling together to help make ownership a reality.
Do you think that these large commercial properties are never for sale? That is also not the case. They just aren’t advertised in traditional ways, like the residential properties we are more accustomed to. When you know the right people, the so-called players in commercial real estate, opportunities for the invisible giants out there are more abundant than you might realize.
The underlying theme here is that understanding commercial real estate is in some way like learning a new language, except it’s easier. The people are different, the properties are different, but there are still motivated sellers, financial opportunities, and fortunes to be made. Won’t you try this new language? I think you’ll be glad you did.
David Lindahl, also known as the “Apartment King” has been successfully investing in single family homes and apartments for the last 14 years and currently owns over 7,000 units around the US. David regularly shares his secrets and experience on the same stage as Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, and Donald Trump! For two FREE copies of his highly recognized newsletter Real Estate Insights, please go to http://www.davesoffer.com/ezine