10 TIPS – Commercial & Residential Investing in Today’s Market

The Ontario commercial real estate market has enjoyed a protracted period of positive sustained growth. This has been fueled primarily through a combination of low interest rates, higher rents, greater occupancies, low unemployment and a host of other positive factors. Demand has spurred as a result of many influences such as: higher immigration, the consolidation of real estate ownership into fewer hands through syndication, securitization and other forms of corporate ownership, and concerns over alternative investments such as bonds and equities. Accordingly, with fewer properties trading coupled with greater demand, property values should continue to escalate. We are still on the up-slope of the current commercial real estate cycle. A generous supply of fresh capital into the market mixed with a growing economy has served to foster an ideal time for investors to step into the commercial real estate market.

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10 Tips – Renting to Tenants

Bank, Previous Landlord & Other References: Obtain banking information and consent for a bank reference check from the prospective tenant and follow through with all reference checks. Check with previous landlords, and creditors that the prospective tenant may do business with.

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