What to Know Before Acquiring a Commercial Property

The acquisition of the right commercial property can be challenging, but it can also be highly rewarding. Purchasing a property, whether you’re a first-time buyer or an experienced investor, needs to be done well, as it can influence the outcome of your business. This is because buying commercial real estate is a complex process that can be difficult to analyse – meaning knowing the right time or property to invest in can be tricky, whether you choose to purchase it at an auction or not.

Identifying the right property can help you not only get the best deal, but also ensure that you have the perfect commercial property for business or investment ventures.

The Location

While it may not be everything, location is definitely an important factor to consider. A neighbourhood that is considered to be the best today might not be the best tomorrow, meaning these trends can make or break a deal. The desirability of a location, then, can determine factors like price and logistics.

Being close to customers, suppliers or vendors is convenient, so choosing the perfect location implies taking a look at how easy it is to access railroads or shipyards – and ensure you’ll be able to prevent extra costs.


Opportunity for Expansion

If you’re purchasing a commercial property with the intention of establishing and developing your business, chances are you want it to grow and expand. The potential for this expansion is important, then, as you’ll avoid having to move in the future or build new sections if you choose the right property. If, on the other hand, you find that you don’t grow as much as initially planned, you should still have the ability to lease out the extra space.


Most, if not all, properties come with some form of restriction. It can be that you need to use them as industrial space, which may happen if you’re a manufacturer, for instance, or you may want to change the exterior and interior to fit your needs.

This means you need to be sure the property can be used the way you want, especially when it comes to zoning laws, and that you can indeed perform any alterations you desire. If you’re not able to do this, then the real estate you’re looking at might not be the right fit for you.


Physical Condition

The way the property looks is also important. After identifying the location you want your business to be in, take a look at how it was used before and if there are any environmental issues to take into consideration. This way you can pick out the real estate that works for you best – and that has the most chance of being successful.


Acquiring commercial properties can be a complex process, as there are many different factors to consider when making this decision. Get in touch with our team today on 0208 863 8680 and we’ll make sure that you’ll receive the best service when it comes to figuring out the perfect property.

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