Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 9, 2011 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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.

 

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Contents

Getting to Know Commercial Real Estate Investing
7
Just ImagineCommercial Real Estate and You
9
A Crash Course in Commercial Real Estate Investing
19
Evaluating Commercial Real Estate
33
Getting Started Making Deals
57
On Your Mark Get Set Go Find Deals
59
Strategies for Making Offers and Negotiating
75
Due Diligence Doing Your Homework
97
Property Management Whos Minding Your Ship?
191
Protecting Your Assets
213
Why Properties Fail
223
Kicking Your Investing into High Gear
241
Making a Success Out of Commercial FixerUppers
243
Land Development The Heart of Commercial Real Estate
267
Expert Tax Advantages and Strategies
289
Leaping into a Commercial Real Estate Career
309

Closing Your Deal
117
Funding Your Deals Financing and Lending
137
Conventional Financing Options
139
Getting Creative with Financing
163
Raising Capital and Forming Partnerships
177
DaytoDay Ownership and Operations
189
The Part of Tens
327
Ten Ways to Increase Your Property Value
329
Ten or So Easy Ways to Network
335
Index
341
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About the author (2011)

Peter Conti is the author of Buying Real Estate Without Cash or Credit. A self- made millionaire, he has mentored thousands of investors.

Peter Harris teaches commercial real estate investing to clients across the country.

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