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Good Commercial Sense: The Complete Guide to Investing in Commercial Property

ISBN: 978-1-118-32048-8
272 pages
May 2016, Wrightbooks
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Commercial property is increasingly coming under the spotlight of traditional residential investors, as housing markets become difficult to pick. Written by Karina Barrymore, best-selling author of The Power of Property (978-0-7314-0483-4), Good Commercial Sense is a comprehensive guide to investing in commercial property. It compares commercial property with other investment assets, which type of property to buy, picking the next trend, the risks, property trusts, maintenance, management and more.
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Table of Contents

About the author v

Introduction vii

Why commercial property? 1

Commercial property versus other investments 13

Which property to buy? 25

How much should you pay? 35

Which location? 45

Building design and technology 57

Buying for capital gain 67

Buying an income stream 79

Assessing an existing lease 89

Assessing an existing tenant 99

Finding a new tenant 109

The risks — from your lease 119

The risks — from your building 127

Property management 139

Offi ce property 153

Industrial property 169

Retail property 179

Hotel and tourism assets 189

Hybrid property 199

Infrastructure assets 205

Property trusts 215

Finance 225

Buying a property 235

Selling a property 247

Conclusion 257

Index 259

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Author Information

Karina Barrymore has been a finance journalist for almost 25 years. She currently works for the Herald Sun and spent 12 years as a senior commercial property writer for The Australian Financial Review. She also practices what she preaches, with personal experience in buying, selling, advising and investing in commercial property. She is the co-author of The Power of Property.
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