The Due Diligence Handbook for Commercial Real Estate

Author: Brian Hennessey
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1511996897
Release Date: 2015-06-25
Genre:

There's a huge problem in the commercial real estate business that nobody is talking about- DUE DILIGENCE. The vast majority of investors, real estate brokers and commercial real estate professionals barely scratch the surface conducting their due diligence when purchasing commercial real estate investments. Investors are taking unnecessary risks and throwing money away or making bad investments, by not properly performing due diligence. In fact, they are leaving big money on the table without even realizing it.Brokers are putting themselves at risk for potential litigation and missing an opportunity to help their clients as a true ally by learningthese principles. All because "they don't know what they don't know". I was in the same position, until I created a system that made the entire process easier and less stressful. Having and adhering to a proven system allows you to do it faster, easier, more efficiently and you're less likely to miss something. It reduces the stress; makes you feel more confident; makes the sellers of the properties less likely to try to play games while negotiating with you, and ultimately helps to make you a betterinvestor because you are more prepared. This handbook gives you a process to follow. A "road map" that takes you through from beginning to end. It is written in a concise, "easy to follow" fashion as a real due diligence tool and is not intended as a voluminous textbook on the subject. It's based upon over 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate business and acquiring over 9 million square feet from private and institutional owners. The fundamentals remain the same and they are all applicable, whether you're acquiring residential rental properties, an industrial building, a skyscraper or retail shopping center. Some of the things you will learn from the book . . . What to negotiate in the purchase and sale agreement so that you can maximize the opportunities for yourself when it comes timeto negotiate further with the seller. Essential provisions to ask for in the purchase and sale agreement. (These could end up costing you dearly later if you don't have them inthere). Specific issues and provisions to look for in the leases. (These could be potentially devastating to the investment after you own it). Conducting tenant interviews and what questions to ask so that you can uncover any problems or issues (This can be a goldmine of information). Cost cutting tips and dozens of strategies that will help you add value to the property once you own it. One of the most critical processes done during the due diligence process is the underwriting and financial analysis, which is constantly being revised during that process. (Included is a list of essential questions that must be addressed.) How to ensure that you are getting all you deserve when finalizing the transaction and what to look for on the closing statement to make sure you are. (Most investors leave a lot of money behind by not knowing this information). In addition, you get at the end of handbook . . . Sample Lease Abstract Form (which shows you how to summarize all the main deal points and provisions of a lease document). Due Diligence Checklist Due Diligence Document Checklist Sample Tenant Questionnaire (a sample list of questions that you should ask of tenants when conducting a tenant interview). By having this knowledge and my "step-by-step" system, you will be more prepared and less stressed; more confident in your ability to negotiate and go up against any seller. There are too many things to remember during the process. We need reminding as much as we need learning. Get it now and be prepared for your next real estate investment. Many investors keep it as a constant companion when purchasing real estate.

Commercial Real Estate Investing

Author: Jack Cummings
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471684503
Release Date: 2004-10-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Simple and to the point, Commercial Real Estate Investing presents 12 easy-to-follow steps that anyone can use to build a life of financial independence. Full of real-world examples, insider tips, and tried-and-true advice from one of the most published real estate authors in America, this comprehensive resource covers everything you need to know about profiting in commercial real estate—including financing, valuation, due diligence, leverage, equity, using other people’s money, and much more. Packed with fresh ideas, proven techniques, and effective strategies for solving problems during negotiations and making a profit even if you sell for less than you paid, Commercial Real Estate Investing gives you all the tools you need to start amassing your fortune today.

How To Win In Commercial Real Estate Investing

Author: R. Craig
Publisher: RDA Press, LLC
ISBN: 9780991110414
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: Business & Economics

When it comes to investing in commercial real estate, it's easy to make a mistake...so why risk it? Improve your chances of success with a book researched, lived, and written by a master of commercial real estate: Craig Coppola. Craig has navigated the markets, ridden economic ups and downs, and bought and sold countless commercial projects - and he's mastered the world of brokerage, leasing and investing. Readers will learn how to set their own commercial investment goals and create a plan to achieve them, see opportunities with new "real-estate eyes," perform due diligence on a property with minimal cost, use a proven step-by-step process for evaluating properties to weed out losers and showcase winners, and traverse the minefield of letters of intent and contracts.

Trump University Commercial Real Estate 101

Author: David Lindahl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470488891
Release Date: 2009-02-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Many investors are frightened of investing in commercial real estate. But with residential real estate struggling, the time is right to make the switch to commercial properties. Trump University Commercial Real Estate Investing 101 takes the fear out of commercial investing with easy-to-understand, step-by-step principles that will make you successful and lower your risk. You?ll learn the differences between residential and commercial properties, how to invest profitably in your spare time, and much more.

The Fundamentals of Listing and Selling Commercial Real Estate

Author: Loren K. Keim
Publisher: Loren Keim
ISBN: 9780741443694
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

The Fundamentals of Listing and Selling Commercial Real Estate provides a complete foundation for a career in the Commercial Real Estate Industry. The text contains a comprehensive study of property and investment analysis, mortgages and leases, as well as practice techniques such as prospecting, presentations, and negotiating.

Robert s Guide to Commercial Real Estate Investments

Author: Robert A. Morse
Publisher: TheLoanLine.com
ISBN: 9781432719319
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Top Commercial Real Estate Secrets Revealed! Over the years I have looked for books on commercial real estate investing. I have discovered there are very few published. There are even fewer with substantial practical and technical content. This is a big business with lots of players but still very little information seems to be printed. The intent of this book is to fill a gap and to give you the basics of Commercial Real Estate Investments from an insider's point of view. This book is written to be useful, informative, and easy to understand. It takes an honest and straightforward approach. I am writing it in the hopes that it will arm you with basic information and dispel some common myths about commercial real estate investments. My intention is to provide you with knowledge and honest opinions that should provide a solid foundation to start working from. This can save a lot of wasted time at the beginning of your commercial real estate investment endeavors and help you on your way to making money.

How Real Estate Developers Think

Author: Peter Hendee Brown
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812291261
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Cities are always changing: streets, infrastructure, public spaces, and buildings are constantly being built, improved, demolished, and replaced. But even when a new project is designed to improve a community, neighborhood residents often find themselves at odds with the real estate developer who proposes it. Savvy developers are willing to work with residents to allay their concerns and gain public support, but at the same time, a real estate development is a business venture financed by private investors who take significant risks. In How Real Estate Developers Think, Peter Hendee Brown explains the interests, motives, and actions of real estate developers, using case studies to show how the basic principles of development remain the same everywhere even as practices vary based on climate, local culture, and geography. An understanding of what developers do and why they do it will help community members, elected officials, and others participate more productively in the development process in their own communities. Based on interviews with over a hundred people involved in the real estate development business in Chicago, Miami, Portland (Oregon), and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, How Real Estate Developers Think considers developers from three different perspectives. Brown profiles the careers of individual developers to illustrate the character of the entrepreneur, considers the roles played by innovation, design, marketing, and sales in the production of real estate, and examines the risks and rewards that motivate developers as people. Ultimately, How Real Estate Developers Think portrays developers as creative visionaries who are able to imagine future possibilities for our cities and communities and shows that understanding them will lead to better outcomes for neighbors, communities, and cities.

Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies

Author: Peter Conti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118051856
Release Date: 2011-02-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Thinking about becoming a commercial real estate investor? Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies covers the entire process, offering practical advice on negotiation and closing win-win deals and maximizing profit. From office buildings to shopping centers to apartment buildings, it helps you pick the right properties at the right time for the right price. Yes, there is a fun and easy way to break into commercial real estate, and this is it. This comprehensive handbook has it all. You’ll learn how to find great properties, size up sellers, finance your investments, protect your assets, and increase your property’s value. You’ll discover the upsides and downsides of the various types of investments, learn the five biggest myths of commercial real estate investment, find out how to recession-proof your investment portfolio, and more. Discover how to: Get leads on commercial property investments Determine what a property is worth Find the right financing for you Handle inspections and fix problems Make big money in land development Manage your properties or hire a pro Exploit the tax advantages of commercial real estate Find out what offer a seller really-really wants Perform due diligence before you make a deal Raise capital by forming partnerships Investing in commercial property can make you rich in any economy. Get Commercial Real Estate For Dummies, and find out how.

How to Succeed in Commercial Real Estate

Author: John L. Bowman
Publisher: Mesa House Pub
ISBN: 0940352168
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

How to Succeed in Commercial Real Estate is a comprehensive, practical book for those considering entering the field of commercial real estate, those just beginning in the business, as well as experienced brokers and sales managers who want to evaluate and strengthen their current strategies ? especially those related to listings, negotiations, contracts, and sales. The author provides a straightforward overview of the business of selling commercial property, including coverage of the four main specialty areas ? retail, office, industrial, and investment ? as well as crossovers and emerging specialties. Rather than pumping a ?get rich quick? approach to selling, the author shows brokers that they don?t have to sacrifice integrity and ethics to remain competitive and deal oriented.

Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur What It Takes to Win in High Stakes Commercial Real Estate

Author: James Randel
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071621168
Release Date: 2008-07-17
Genre: Business & Economics

A front row seat into the world of high-stakes commercial real estate investing “A must-read book ... one of the best real estate investment books I have ever read. On my scale of 1 to 10, this unique book rates an off-the-charts 12.” ---Robert Bruss Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur is for the individual who is ready to get serious about investing. Not a rah-rah or get-rich-quick book, this book is for someone who is prepared to think about what he or she wants to accomplish. James Randel provides the how and why. James Randel has been a successful investor and educator for 25 years. He teaches investing through stories and anecdotes – bringing to the limelight not just his successes (and there are some amazing stories of these) but also his mistakes. His candor is instructive and entertaining. It is said that “those who can, do, and those who can’t, teach.” James Randel is a rare exception as he is both a highly successful investor as well as an excellent teacher. As said by Jeff Dunne, Vice Chairman of the largest real estate company in the world, CB Richard Ellis: “I’ve tracked Jimmy’s incredible run of successful real estate investments for 20 years and more recently invested very profitably with him. His new book is a must read for anyone interested in real estate investing.” If you are tired of the “same old, same old” and prepared to play in the big leagues, this book is calling your name.

The Commercial Real Estate Revolution

Author: Rex Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470523700
Release Date: 2009-07-08
Genre: Business & Economics

As it currently operates, the commercial real estate construction industry is a disaster full of built-in waste. Seventy-percent of all projects end over budget and late. The buildingSMART Alliance estimates that up to fifty-percent of the process is consumed in waste. Almost every project includes massive hidden taxes in the form of delays, cost overruns, poor quality, and work that has to be redone. Building new structures is a fragmented, adversarial process that commonly results in dissatisfied customers and frequently ends in disappointment, bitterness, and even litigation. The industry must change—for its own good and that of its customers. But while the industry has tried to reform itself, it can’t do it alone. Real change can only come from business owners and executives who refuse to continue paying for a dysfunctional system and demand a new way of doing business. The Commercial Real Estate Revolution is a bold manifesto for change from the Mindshift consortium—a group of top commercial real estate industry leaders who are fed up with a system that simply doesn’t work. The book explains how business leaders can implement nine principles for any project that will dramatically cut costs, end delays, create better buildings, and force the industry into real reform. The Commercial Real Estate Revolution offers a radically new way of doing business—a beginning-to-end, trust-based methodology that transforms the building process from top to bottom. Based on unifying principles and a common framework that meets the needs of all stakeholders, this new system can reform and remake commercial construction into an industry we’re proud to be a part of. If you’re one of the millions of hardcore cynics who work in commercial construction, you probably think this sounds like pie in the sky. But this is no magic bullet; it’s a call for real reform. If you’re an industry professional who’s sick of letting down clients or an owner who’s sick of cost overruns and endless delays, The Commercial Real Estate Revolution offers a blueprint for fixing a broken industry.

The Complete Guide to Developing Commercial Real Estate

Author: Robert A. Wehrmeyer
Publisher:
ISBN: 0984534601
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Genre: Business & Economics

"How does a land owner, entrepreneur, or developer convert a vision for a restaurant, hotel, strip center, apartment complex, or office building into a successful development? This book explores not only the how but the who, what, where, and why principles of commerical real estate development. It guides the reader through a simple, step by step process for converting a vision into a functioning project open to and serving the community." -- cover.

The Art Of Commercial Real Estate Leasing

Author: R. Craig Coppola
Publisher: RDA Press, LLC
ISBN: 9780991110438
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Why wait another day? Make the most of your commercial property. A commercial building is just a building; but, it's an investment once it's leased with positive cash flow. Sounds easy? It's not. To invest and lease right you need the help of an expert who has spent his professional life as a commercial real estate broker and investor. You need the decades-long master of commercial real estate on your side. You need Craig Coppola. Before you make your next commercial real estate investment move, read this book. In it you'll find Craig's wisdom, insights and how-to's - the very techniques he uses to maximize his clients' and his own investments. Thinking of taking on leasing by yourself? This book will guide you. Considering hiring a broker to represent your properties? This book will make you a better buyer of those services. It's fast, easy, indispensable!