Making the switch

Moving into commercial property is an increasingly attractive option for many investors, so here’s the lowdown from some who have already taken the plunge.

Commercial Property
  • 27 April, 2018
  • PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, COMMERCIAL
  • Commercial, Investors, property

Times are tough for residential investors right now. Not only is the spectacular market boom of recent years winding down, but the net of restrictive regulation circling investors is only growing.

While the Reserve Bank may have eased its LVRs slightly, the much tighter financing regime is still in place.

Uncertainty remains around how far new government policies aimed at curbing “speculators” will go, but compliance costs for landlords are mounting.

At the same time, many investors feel they have to contend with a strong anti-landlord climate.

This environment is prompting many investors to look away from residential property to other options.

And, for growing numbers, the commercial property sector – where investors tend to fly under the radar – presents a compelling alternative.

But investing in commercial property is very different to investing in residential property. While it has many attractions, it also has its own challenges.

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LJ Hooker NZ

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