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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.
Spot the best times to buy, hold, or sell
The fun and easy way to break into the business of commercial real estate
Thinking about becoming a commercial real estate investor? This friendly guide covers the entire process, offering practical advice on negotiating and closing win-win deals and maximizing profit. From office buildings to shopping centers to apartment buildings, you'll see how to find great properties, size up sellers, finance your investments, protect your assets, and increase your property's value.
Discover how to:
Determine a property's 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
This follow-up to "Real Estate Investing For Dummies" serves as both an overview of how to break into the business, and also as a guide to the different aspects of commercial real estate, from analyzing and appraising to location and financing.
About the Author
and Peter Harris
are known as the World’s #1 Greatest Commercial Real Estate Mentors. They partnered years ago by combining their existing Mentoring practices. They have both started from modest beginnings, Peter Conti was an auto mechanic, and Peter Harris was an introverted engineer. The portfolio of properties they have purchased nationwide with their Commercial Mentoring Program students continues to grow at an accelerated rate.
Peter Conti is the CEO of MentorFinancialGroup.com and lives on the Chesapeake Bay with his wife and kids in Annapolis, Maryland.
Peter Harris has purchased and put together commercial and residential real estate deals across the country for years. He has taught, mentored, and instructed many of the most successful investors across the nation. Harris and Donald Trump are coauthors of Three Master Secrets of Real Estate Success. He also sits on the board of advisors on several private and national real estate investment and development companies.
Many years ago, Peter Harris received the gift of a great mentor in his career and in his every day life, who guided and encouraged him to always get out of his comfort zone and play a bigger game. Mentoring one-on-one or to hundreds at a time around the nation is Peter’s way of giving back and imparting the message of hope and faith in the dynamic and rewarding world of real estate. Even though Peter’s first career was a physicist, holding several U.S. patents on outer space simulation, the school of hard knocks was where he got his real education in the business world.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting to Know Commercial Real Estate Investing.
Chapter 1: Just Imagine . . . Commercial Real Estate and You!
Chapter 2: A Crash Course in Commercial Real Estate Investing.
Chapter 3: Evaluating Commercial Real Estate.
Part II: Getting Started Making Deals.
Chapter 4: On Your Mark, Get Set, Go Find Deals.
Chapter 5: Strategies for Making Offers and Negotiating.
Chapter 6: Due Diligence: Doing Your Homework.
Chapter 7: Closing Your Deal.
Part III: Funding Your Deals: Financing and Lending.
Chapter 8: Conventional Financing Options.
Chapter 9: Getting Creative with Financing.
Chapter 10: Raising Capital and Forming Partnerships.
Part IV: Day-to-Day Ownership and Operations.
Chapter 11: Property Management: Who’s Minding Your Ship?
Chapter 12: Protecting Your Assets.
Chapter 13: Why Properties Fail.
Part V: Kicking Your Investing into High Gear.
Chapter 14: Making a Success Out of Commercial Fixer-Uppers.
Chapter 15: Land Development: The Heart of Commercial Real Estate.
Chapter 16: Expert Tax Advantages and Strategies.
Chapter 17: Leaping into a Commercial Real Estate Career.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Increase Your Property Value.
Chapter 19: Ten or So Easy Ways to Network.