Property

Industrial Property Buying Tips and Tools

Industrial property On Dav is the entry point for many property investors to the commercial property industry. As a property type, industrial property is relatively straightforward with little complexity. The property owner needs to target and strategize the following issues when looking for a property to buy:

Stable tenants

  • Achievable rentals
  • Good property location
  • Industrial property precinct
  • Growth of the local community and business sector
  • Vibrant industrial community supplying services, products, and raw materials
  • Access to transport links, ports, airports, and railheads
  • So now, let’s look at the industrial property needed today by tenants.

What do Industrial Tenants Need?

Traditional warehouses will include quality height, size, loading and unloading facilities, quality office space to support industrial operations, ample car parking for staff and customers, hardstand areas for operational flexibility, and high levels of security to protect the tenant’s goods their operation. Today’s industrial tenants are far more sophisticated and demanding when selecting a property to lease or buy. Therefore, the investor should select a property with all the elements of property usage that tenants expect in the local market. Tenants know that the property will impact operational costs and eventually the bottom line of their business. Tenants will choose their property well as a consequence.

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Taking the First Step to Investment in Industrial Property

Industrial warehouses are simple to construct and have a long economic life; hence, investors see them as an entry-level investment vehicle and popular. Providing they select a sound and strong tenant and apply a good lease, the property’s stable future is normally achievable. There is very little management required on industrial property, and as a direct result, many private investors will manage the industrial property themselves. Unfortunately, this does have negative connotations. The first-time investor sometimes has little awareness of the specialist terms and operational conditions supported by lease documentation on their property.

These first-time investors can then overlook critical matters and make mistakes. To the experienced commercial property specialist and commercial real estate agent, it is easy to see these ‘first-time’ landlord-managed properties as you drive through a town or city. The errors of ownership are visually obvious. These errors can even reflect in the ultimate levels of rent and price on the property. Invariably and importantly, this self-management problem will surface at the final sale or rent review when the investor has overlooked something or transacted it incorrectly.

The buyers of property today will conduct a due diligence period and investigation of any property before settlement. However, those property owners that manage their own investments should only do so only when and if they completely understand the complexity of the task at hand. If the investors have only a basic understanding of property performance and function, they should not self-manage it. The matter is plain and simple.

Roberto Brock
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