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A Guide to Investing in Commercial Real Estate

July 25 2019

imageThe trend of investing in commercial real estate is on the rise. Especially amongst the millennial, to have an investment besides a residential property seems like a necessity. Investing in commercial real estate has a lot of advantages, but it also comes with a different set of protocols and procedures. Adhering to these, one can ensure maximum ROI and long term appreciation of the property. Following are some of the key pointers that can guide you if commercial real estate investment is on your mind.

Types of Commercial Estate

First things first, one has to identify the kind or type of commercial estate to invest in. The broadest categories are of:

-Office (For firms) -Retail (Shops, Supermarkets) -Industrial (Warehouses, Factories, Storage Facilities) -Residential + Commercial (Residential projects with retail spaces below) -Special Purpose Properties (Cold Storages, Commercial Complex)

Depending on the investment capacity and purpose, one can opt for either of the above properties. A best practice would be to identify the pros and cons of both and take the decision after scrutiny.

Locate the Liveliest Location

The first, foremost, and most important aspect of any commercial property is its location. Factors like easy accessibility, presence of infrastructure, public transport, proximity to clientele, vicinity of important cities and strategic presence affect the commercial importance of the property to a great deal. Another factor that enhances any commercial property is its proximity to places of convenience and socialising – like restaurants.

The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Goa government has commercial properties in Patto Plaza that exemplify the location advantage for commercial real estate. Located right in the heart of Panjim, the state capital, Patto Plaza is well-connected to markets, nearby cities, and centres of commercial importance.

Amenities Add Up

The right amenities further enhance the value of the commercial property, thus making it more favourable and preferable. As an investor, all that you offer beyond 4 walls is what will decide the lucrative value of your property. Tenants always prefer commercial properties that are well-equipped with basic amenities like washrooms, parking spaces, elevators, and power backup. Added amenities like breakout areas, cafeteria, changing rooms, etc. enhance the value of your commercial property.

Take the example of Gera’s Imperium Star at Patto Plaza in Panjim, Goa. Along with spacious offices, the project has Wi-Fi enabling, mechanised car parking, and is surrounded by restaurants and food courts.

Don’t forget the Documentation

As goes for the purchase of any real estate property, ensure that the documentation is in place, verified, and authenticated. Legal approvals like the clear title, NA certificate, and commercial licenses should be well documented. This practice, coupled with transparency of transaction, will make your property ‘trustworthy’.

Appreciations Matter

Identify properties that have better prospects in terms of rentals and capital appreciation value. Understanding the growth potential of any commercial estate and then investing in it always proves to be a smarter decision in the longer run. Well-maintained properties situated in prime locations have better prospects of growing in terms of appreciation.

Staying Updated

It’s absolutely essential to understand the ongoing of the commercial real estate market if you are investing in a property. Identifying the market drivers, analysing the fluctuations, and being updated of government norms will all aid you in reducing the risk and also decision-making for your commercial property investments.

Considering all these factors, it’s always advisable to invest in commercial properties developed by reputed real estate brands. Such properties are assured of authenticity, appreciation and risk mitigation. They also are certain of a good ROI. Imperium Star by Gera Developers is one such lucrative project that offers commercial spaces for different types of businesses. Set in the prime location of Patto Plaza, Panjim, the properties here come with a 5-year warranty as well.


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