As the commercial real estate recovery continues and market conditions improve, investors
are taking advantage of important opportunities. David Mashian, Regional Manager with Sperry Commercial, discussed the exercise
of investment options at the April Commercial Marketing & Networking Session produced by the BHGLAAR Commercial Real Estate
David noted that as interest rates rise, investors looking for
inflation hedges are strengthening their positions in commercial real estate, a hard asset. Buyers comment that they enjoy
commercial property value appreciation, tax shelter advantages, and leveraging their investment with borrowed money.
buyers consider “good deals” to have strong cash flow, attractive location, value added (upside potential), and
low management effort and cost. Investment strategies employed include searching for quality properties with “true value”
(solid fundamentals) and healthy cash flow, implementing a “buy and hold” scheme with a predetermined exit strategy,
and also being sure not to deviate from a successful investment plan.
continues to be an important investment instrument for buyers. David reiterated the interest in industrial properties because
of the solid growth fundamentals exhibited by this market segment. As consumer confidence improves, retail properties are
being snapped-up by savvy investors. The office property market section is also offering opportunities as occupancy rates
To learn more about commercial real estate acquisitions and investments,
take advantage of the many resources and events offered by the BHGLAAR Commercial Real Estate Committee. Visit BHGLAAR.com
or call the Association at (310) 967-8800.
Brian Brubaker, Chairman
BHGLAAR Commercial Committee