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Local business is the backbone of any economy and no one knows that better than a commercial REALTOR®. If you are looking to grow your business, upgrade your offices or are hoping to expand your investment portfolio, a commercial property is a sound investment. 

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The purchase, sale and lease of a commercial space is very different from buying a house. There are different questions to ask and concerns to field and that is why it is always better to work with an experienced commercial REALTOR®. Trying to navigate the sale of a commercial property on your own can mean getting stuck with a space that doesn’t suit your needs. Dino Stepic wants to find a property that you can thrive in and he’s committed to finding the perfect spot for your business!

Buying Commercial Real Estate: What to Know

If you have ever purchased property before, you know just how complicated the process can be. When dealing with a commercial sale, there is even more documentation, assessments, valuations and it is important for buyers to understand exactly what they are getting into. 

Working with an experienced REALTOR® means understanding the property itself, the surrounding area and the viability of a particular listing for your business. 

The main types of commercial real estate property are: 

  • Offices
  • Industrial Buildings
  • Hospitality
  • Retail Storefronts
  • Multi-Family Residential Spaces (5 Units or More)

Each of these property types has a specific purpose and that means unique needs. For example, industrial buildings will come along with environmental and zoning laws. There isn’t much point in purchasing a property if you can’t run your business on it due to zoning. In the case of retail stores it is important to understand the demographics of the area, as well as purchasing habits and a local REALTOR® will know these facts. 

When working with an experienced Winnipeg REALTOR® you won’t be shown just any old property! Dino Stepic does the due diligence for you to ensure that you aren’t wasting your time, energy or resources. By creating a meticulous list of wants/needs for your ideal commercial space, your REALTOR® will study each and every available listing, singling out the ones that will work for you and fall inside your budget.

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If you are in the market for the perfect place to grow your business or expand operations, your Winnipeg REALTOR® is here to help! 

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Looking to Lease Commercial Property in Winnipeg?

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For startup businesses who are looking to secure office space or manufacturing centres but aren’t in the market to buy a commercial property, leasing is an excellent option. When taking out a residential lease the most important factor is the cost of a months rent. A commercial lease on the other hand has a lot more moving parts.

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For example, it is important to understand the difference between a gross lease, base rent and a triple net lease. While each of these have to do with monthly payments, they are all very different. If this sounds overwhelming, don’t worry! Your favourite Winnipeg REALTOR® is here to help you navigate the terms and terminology. 

With a base rent lease, the tenant is responsible for all incidental expenses like tax, insurance and utilities on top of their monthly payments. For those businesses with fluctuating cash flow, this may pose problems with budgeting over time. A triple net lease, on the other hand incudes the cost of base rent and all other incidentals so you have to worry about one fee every month, all in.

Why Do I Need a Commercial REALTOR®?

Working alongside a reliable and experienced commercial REALTOR® ensures that you are asking the right questions and your interests are being protected. 

Market Knowledge: Having in-depth knowledge allows commercial REALTORS® to provide accurate assessments and connect buyers with the right property to meet the unique needs of clients and their business. Experienced agents will also often have an inside track on new and upcoming listings that might not have hit the market yet. 

Network/Resources: Experienced commercial REALTORS® often have extensive networks and connections with other local industry professionals. These can include lenders, appraisers, contractors and more. Accessing this extensive network means being able to navigate the purchase process easily, from start to finish. 

Reduce Risk: Commercial properties are subject to regulations in a way that homes just aren’t. Financial needs, zoning, and even operation allowances can limit your options. There isn’t much point in touring properties that aren’t zoned for food service if you are hoping to open a restaurant. Working with a commercial realtor helps you perform due diligence, check the eligibility of a space and review of lease agreements where necessary. This in-depth industry knowledge helps to save time, mitigate risk and maximize your investments. 

Negotiate on Your Behalf: Negotiation requires a strategic approach. An experienced negotiator will help to secure the best sales price or leasing parameters, maximizing ROIs for clients. 

Save Time & Reduce Costs: Realtors have extensive market knowledge, networks and resources that make a complex process simple and relatively quick. Resources make it possible to streamline the process by identifying suitable properties, scheduling showings and guiding clients throughout the sale from start to finish. 

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