The Best Ways to Manage Your Commercial Property Portfolio

May 8, 2017Diana Lengerson

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Whether you are new to the property world or already have a large and varied portfolio, when you purchase a commercial property, it is important to you that your investment will be profitable. However, to see a return on your investment relies on more than the location and size of the property.

Effective management of your commercial property is essential, something that can be quite time consuming. However, there are some tips and tricks to make it a little easier. To help you to get the most out of your investments, here are the best ways to manage your commercial property portfolio.

Invest Locally

Unless you are prepared to travel on a regular basis, then it may be advisable to invest in commercial properties within your local area. By choosing to purchase commercial spaces nearby, you will have two large advantages: knowing the local property market and the ability to keep an eye on your investments. Staying local also means that should an emergency arise, you have the ability to reach your property within minutes.

Technology and Software

You may use technology to help you in your personal life, whether through fitness software or paying for purchases with a virtual wallet. In addition, technology can also offer benefits for property portfolio management. While you may already be using online documents and spreadsheets to keep track of leasing and accounting, there are other software solutions that can reduce the amount of time spent managing your portfolio and streamline the process.

Financial Portfolio

As your property portfolio grows, you will find that managing your finances becomes a more difficult task. While your funds and buying power may grow, you will need to approach your investments in a similar way to a business. This means knowing your rental yields, anticipating and including regular maintenance costs, and being able to project cash flow (especially how any changes to inflation will affect your portfolio).

Professional Management

If you own commercial property across the country, or even across the globe, managing your own portfolio can become very difficult, even with specialist software. In this case, for some property investors, handing over the care of their portfolio to a professional management company like GVA Grimley Limited can be a great solution. This allows property owners to focus on making further investments, leaving the day-to-day management in capable hands.

Owning and managing a commercial property portfolio can prove to be a lucrative and enjoyable process. However, as your portfolio grows, you will need to dedicate more time to management. Make sure to use software, think about staying local and predict your finances, to help make the most of your investments.


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