Brian Fielding Offers Property Management Tips for Commercial Real Estate Investors

Commercial Real Estate Investors

Brian Fielding, an expert mind in the world of commercial real estate, has long supported investors in their considerations of commercial real estate purchases. Whether an individual is investing in a commercial space for their own company, to rent out to tenants, or to fit both purposes, there are a number of advantages to owning such a property. However, there are also many responsibilities, especially in situations where there are tenants involved. For those who have made a real estate purchase, or who are looking at a possible property to invest in, Mr. Fielding would like to offer some advice on steps that every real estate investor must consider after making a purchase.

  1. Make time to meet with tenants: Brian Fielding knows that when an owner takes the time to visit with his or her tenants, he or she will experience a number of advantages. Staying in contact with these clients will allow the owner to stay up to date on what kinds of changes the company plans to make.  A company’s business plans may very well change what they need in their space. An owner should speak with these tenants on a regular basis to be certain they can find ways to meet new needs such as a smaller or larger space for a tenant’s operations.
  2. Look for zoning changes: In some cases, a zoning change will extend the allowable uses for a piece of commercial property, but in other cases, it will limit it. These zoning laws may become a problem for those who are trying to fill a vacant space, as a zoning law chance may change the pool possible clients. Whenever a property owner is trying to lease a space, they must make sure there have been no changes to the zoning laws of their property.
  3. Conduct annual repairs and maintenance: Each and every building will need regular repairs, and systems such as the sprinklers and air conditioning units need to be regularly managed. Brian Fielding reminds investors that when they are making commercial real estate purchases, they must keep the cost of these in mind. As owners, they must additionally take the time to make sure that these repairs and updates are done. While it is still early in the year, owners should make their plans and consider when annual fixes will be performed.

Brian Fielding believes that those who make commercial real estate purchases should also be sure that they are maintaining their properties correctly. This advice will help owners take the reins and manage their properties well this coming year to make sure that they can continue to see their investment be prosperous. For more information on commercial real estate investing visit

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Fielding Investments Reveals 3 Tips to Finding the Best Commercial Real Estate Investment

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Fielding Investments, a leading commercial real estate investment firm, shares insider information as to what makes a great investment deal.

Property investment advisor Brian Fielding has over 40 years of experience in the field. With that experience, he understands what factors go into a great commercial real estate investment. Aware of the fact that others do not have the wealth of knowledge that he does, Brian Fielding of Fielding Investments is sharing three of the ways that people can get more informed and land a better deal on their next investment.

Be aware and have a way out.

The first thing that seasoned commercial real estate investors will look for is a way out of the deal – something that can give them the option to walk away if need be. In addition, when surveying any property that an individual is interested in investing it, it is prudent to pay attention to every detail.

“Make sure that you check for any existing damage to the property, note any repairs that will need to be made, and assess whether the property needs to undergo any renovations,” shares commercial real estate advisor Brian Fielding. “It is helpful to bring along a calculator in order to determine and ballpark the amount it will cost to get everything fixed. Only then can you determine whether the investment is smart taking your budget into consideration.”

Know the area.

Time and time again, commercial real estate advisor Brian Fielding has shared that those who invest in properties in their area of residence are often the most successful. The reason for this is simple: they have insider information.

“That street corner that dozens of businesses have opened and closed their doors on and that strip mall where so many people frequent every day – this is all information that algorithms and calculations cannot compute,” Fielding shares. “Information like that is something that you gain from living and being in the area. This is the information that will give you an advantage over someone who is investing in a piece of real estate out of the city, state or even country.”

Get some help.

For those looking to invest in commercial real estate for the first time, it is in their best interest to do their homework. Searching for properties online, in the classifieds, on the street and other methods can help inventors be more aware of what is available in their market. In addition, hiring an investment firm like that of Fielding Investments, can help first-time investors to stay on the right track.

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Where to Buy Office Real Estate Shared By Brian Fielding

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Brian Fielding shares some areas that in the coming year are ideal for office property investments.

Brian Fielding knows that many commercial real estate investors choose to invest in office properties for a number of reasons. These, like may other commercial real estate properties, are great investments. However, also like any other commercial real estate properties, the success of one of these properties depends on a variety of factors. One of the main factors is location. Some areas have a very small demand for office spaces, while others have a high demand but the properties are also expensive. Here, Mr. Fielding shares some areas that in the coming year are ideal for office property investments.

  • Pittsburg: There is a high demand for office spaces as white-collar jobs increase with the recovering economy and dropping unemployment rates in this city. In addition, those who want to purchase a great office property in this area will find that the demand is high and the availability of such quality spaces is low. Investors who secure a desirable property will face low vacancy rates in comparison to the vacancy rates in other areas.
  • Boston: Mr. Fielding shares that Boston is seeing a number of positive trends in 2015 that make it a desirable area to purchase an office space, especially if the owner is planning on renting the space. There is low competition on desirable properties so investors are able to snap up the properties that they want. Additionally, the prices on these properties are currently low, especially when compared to desirable cities such as Manhattan.
  • San Francisco: San Francisco is another city that is seeing a lot of job growth in industries that desire quality office spaces. There are many developments in the works in the city. In the meantime, because office spaces are in high demand, Brian Fielding shares that investors will be able to get top dollar rent for their spaces and they will see few vacancies.
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Brian Fielding Provides Advice on How to Form a Partnership for Buying Commercial Properties

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Brian Fielding shares that partners in a successful venture rarely note the various provisions in the partnership agreement unless there is a dispute

Property Investment Veteran Brian Fielding knows that many people who decide to go into real estate investment do so in some form of partnership. The legal definition of a partnership is “a legal relationship existing between two or more persons who are contractually associated with each other as joint principals in a business or investment venture.” Of course, partnerships exist in many forms, most commonly today in the form of a limited liability company, also known as an LLC.

Investors often enter into partnerships to share in exposure and opportunity, but also to complete the credentials necessary to affect a purchase.Few people have all of the knowledge, the capital and the various resources to complete the purchase of a commercial asset. The sharing of responsibility and risk in any one property will often allow the savvy investor to diversify and acquire a balanced portfolio of quality commercial properties.

“You should always seriously consider whom you plan to go into business with,” shares property investment veteran Brian Fielding. “There is something to the old line that the fastest way to make an enemy is to loan them money or enter into a partnership.”

This is why it is important to choose one’s partner wisely. Investors will want to find someone who is detail and goal-oriented, is honest, and does not micro-manage or steamroll the other person’s opinions. The most effective partnerships tend to have persons with different skills and assets – it is the effective sharing process that is the mark of the most successful ventures.

Whenever investors get into a partnership, it is always important to have formal documentation and ensure that the partnership complies with local laws. Retaining a knowledgeable attorney is a “must,” but check references because some otherwise excellent lawyers are not deal makers.

There are few things that will tear a partnership apart or kill a deal more than hardheaded attorneys who are so enamored with their knowledge that they forget a deal can be made only through cooperative negotiation. A good attorney will happily explain the rationale for every provision and will build an agreement that protects the parties in every “worst-case scenario” shares property investment veteran Brian Fielding.

Remember that a legal agreement is there to protect the parties when things go wrong. Partners in a successful venture rarely note the various provisions in the partnership agreement unless there is a dispute. Make certain that the attorney has included a dispute resolution provision that allows for timely and inexpensive decision-making. Property investment veteran Brian Fielding suggests including a provision for mediation by a qualified professional over time-consuming and expensive litigation.

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Fielding Investments Shares the Dangers of Not Knowing the Market

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Brian Fielding of Fielding Investments knows that one of the most powerful assets that a commercial real estate investor can have is insider knowledge about the area where their property is. Without doing one’s due diligence and research about an area, even the most beautiful and well-appointed asset can fail. Because of this common mistake that is made time and time again in the commercial real estate industry, Brian Fielding is sharing this information about why understanding the area in which your investment is situated in is so crucial to your success in the commercial real estate industry.

Not doing your homework.

Fielding Investments shares that overall, many commercial real estate investors will fail because they have not done their proper homework about the area in which they desire to invest in. As more and more investments are made from abroad, this fact is on that can actually help a local investor shares Brian Fielding of Fielding Investments. Foreign investors (whether they be outside of the city or outside of the country) are at a disadvantage, because they have not worked and lived in the area in which they desire to invest.

Fielding Investments knows that residents have seen businesses come and go, which areas of town are growing, which are dying, which locations seem to do well and which tend to fail no matter what type of tenant is there. This information is invaluable and cannot be gleaned through several visits to the area – it is information that can only be learned from living there. It is for this reason that Fielding Investments always encourages commercial real estate investors to consider purchasing property in their community, because they already have all of this crucial and excellent information that out-of-town investors covet so much.

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