Commercial Property Blog

  • Commercial real estate relationships

    Commercial real estate relationships

    Tuesday 23rd of May 2017
    The importance of relationships in commercial real estate Commercial real estate is a relationship-driven business. We do deals with people we like and trust, and we get the best from people who like and trust us. Here are some tips to help you build great relationships – whether it’s with tenants, landlords, brokers, investors, agents or owne ... [Read full article]
  • Maximise your commercial property returns

    Maximise your commercial property returns

    Friday 28th of April 2017
    How to maximise rental returns on your commercial property Commercial property investment can offer great rewards, but to maximise these returns, you’ll need to be proactive and efficient. Here are some tips to help boost your returns and get the best rent for your property: • Minimise vacant periods – As they say, an empty building wo ... [Read full article]
  • Choosing a commercial property manager

    Choosing a commercial property manager

    Tuesday 21st of March 2017
    Has your property manager got your back? Commercial property owners have special needs when it comes to maintaining the value of their property and keeping their tenants happy. The right property management company will help you do both and leave you to focus on the business of owning commercial property. As a commercial property owner, in many wa ... [Read full article]
  • Before signing a retail lease

    Before signing a retail lease

    Wednesday 8th of February 2017
    Six things to think about before you sign a retail lease If you have ever rented a house in the past, you probably think you know a thing or two about property leases. But if you are now in the position of renting premises for your retail business, it would pay to think again. There is a vast difference between a residential lease and a commerci ... [Read full article]
  • Leasing out a commercial property

    Leasing out a commercial property

    Wednesday 23rd of November 2016
    Leasing your commercial property You probably can’t change the location of your commercial property but there are other things you can do to increase your chances of finding a good tenant, quickly, who looks after your property and pays the rent on time. Keep it spic and span If your property is looking a little tired, it’s amazing what you c ... [Read full article]
  • What to ask a commercial real estate agent

    What to ask a commercial real estate agent

    Wednesday 12th of October 2016
    Choosing the right agent to sell or lease your commercial property is the first step to ensuring a successful transaction. They will not only help you close the deal, they will also help you get the price you want. A good commercial property agent will represent your interests, give you great advice, and assist you through the process. But remember ... [Read full article]
  • Flexible commercial property lease agreements

    Flexible commercial property lease agreements

    Wednesday 17th of August 2016
    When lease flexibility meets opportunity... “The stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” – Bruce Lee Flexibility has become an extremely desirable modern day value. In fact, we don’t just desire it; we demand it. Technological advances have placed convenience at our fingertips a ... [Read full article]
  • Commercial property management

    Commercial property management

    Monday 1st of August 2016
    According to this year's National Business Review rich list, released last week, commercial property is a road to riches for many of New Zealand’s wealthiest people.   This blog is the last in a series in which we’ve explored what it takes to become a commercial property investor. We’ve looked at the reasons for and against investing ... [Read full article]
  • How to buy a commercial property at auction

    How to buy a commercial property at auction

    Thursday 16th of June 2016
    How to win at auction In this second to last blog in our series about what it takes to become a commercial property investor, we give you all our insider tips for how to win at auction. So, it’s auction day. If this is your first rodeo, chances are your heart is racing and you are more than a little nervous. But even if you are a seasoned au ... [Read full article]
  • Making a commercial property investment

    Making a commercial property investment

    Tuesday 10th of May 2016
    This is the third blog in our series “What does it take to become a commercial property investor?” So far we have busted the myths around commercial property investment; we’ve covered the advantages of investing in commercial real estate; and this month we explain what to look for in a commercial property investment. When looking to buy ... [Read full article]
  • Why should you invest in commercial property

    Why should you invest in commercial property

    Thursday 14th of April 2016
    Investing in commercial property In this series of blogs we’re exploring what it takes to become a commercial property investor. We’ve looked at some of the myths around commercial property investment, and this month we ask ‘why invest in commercial property? What are the benefits? As we explained last month, as a nation, we are comfort ... [Read full article]
  • Commercial property investment myths

    Commercial property investment myths

    Tuesday 8th of March 2016
    Commercial property investment ...it’s not just for high flyers Our last few blogs have focused on issues relating to renting a commercial property and the ins and outs of commercial lease agreements. For our next series of blogs, we are turning the tables and asking what does it take to become a commercial property investor? In this month's b ... [Read full article]
  • What to look for when renting a commercial office

    What to look for when renting a commercial office

    Wednesday 25th of November 2015
    The vast majority of businesses in New Zealand lease their offices spaces. Finding the perfect space makes for happy staff, more sales, better efficiency and, at the end of the day, a better bottom-line. In this blog we offer some advice on what to look for when renting a commercial office when you are on the hunt for that new office space and next ... [Read full article]
  • Negotiating a new commercial property lease

    Negotiating a new commercial property lease

    Wednesday 17th of February 2016
    The things you need to know before you sign: A bad lease can destroy your business. It can drain your finances, lose your customers, block your progress and even kill your exit strategy. Landlords deal with leases every day, but for tenants they are unfamiliar. This means tenants are often at a disadvantage from the very beginning. The l ... [Read full article]
  • Obligations around repairs and maintenance

    Obligations around repairs and maintenance

    Monday 19th of October 2015
    Don’t get caught out when your office needs repairs. Are you aware of the repair and maintenance obligations in your commercial lease? You should be or you could end up seriously out of pocket. Building maintenance can be an expensive business. It’s not uncommon for prospective tenants to overlook or underestimate the extent of maintenance or r ... [Read full article]
  • Commercial Property Rent Reviews

    Commercial Property Rent Reviews

    Wednesday 16th of September 2015
    The majority of business owners lease the premises from which their business operates. A lease agreement is a binding legal document, so it is important as a tenant to understand all the responsibilities and legalities that make up your agreement. In this series of blogs we look at some of the commonly queried situations that can arise during the ... [Read full article]
  • Your obligations around your lease fit-out

    Your obligations around your lease fit-out

    Thursday 23rd of July 2015
    Many businesses are tenants in their selected premises, and with this comes a raft of responsibilities and legalities that need to be negotiated and will form part of your lease agreement. In our next few blogs we will look at some of the commonly queried situations that might arise during your lease of an office or retail space, or what can aris ... [Read full article]
  • Difference between sub-leasing and assigning

    Difference between sub-leasing and assigning

    Monday 6th of July 2015
    Business equals change. Commercial leases do not. When signing a lease, it pays to consider your future and if you are permitted to sublease or assign any surplus space. Determine what will best suit your needs and what the associated conditions are; for example clauses around options, charging, if there is a profit will this be split with the ... [Read full article]
  • 4 tips to buying commercial property

    4 tips to buying commercial property

    Thursday 4th of June 2015
    Patience, an eye for detail and the right perspective are essential when you are looking to invest in commercial property. You will need to dedicate time, effort and dollars to up-front research, as its usually the simple mistakes due to lack of due diligence that trip commercial real estate owners up. We have done our due diligence and compiled ... [Read full article]
  • Commercial investment - which type best suits you

    Commercial investment - which type best suits you

    Friday 22nd of May 2015
    To help you navigate commercial property investment complexities, we have explored the four main types of commercial real estate commonly available; retail, office, industrial and apartments. Investing in commercial property can be complex, the investment is generally larger than residential, but so too is the risk. Due diligence will be time c ... [Read full article]

 

 

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