Short-term investors hold a property for around five years before selling it again. Returns may not be as high because commercial properties typically require longer ownership periods – 10 to 20 years – to see your investment pays off.
Companies are buying up properties where they plan to have offices or factories in the near future. Buying these buildings before the business moves in is known as pre-leasing, and it lowers the risk of investing because you already know how much rent a tenant will pay you every month.
An important factor in finding commercial real estate investors is getting out there and meeting new people. You should attend every possible seminar or convention that has something to do with investment or business. That's where most investors go.
You also need to be comfortable with social media, because many people advertise their properties now on Instagram and even TikTok. It's an easy, affordable way to get the word out about your commercial property.