Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies

Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies

by Peter Conti, Peter Harris


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Make real estate part of your investing strategy!

Thinking about becoming a commercial real estate investor? Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies covers the entire process, offering practical advice on negotiation and closing win-win deals and maximizing profit. From office buildings to shopping centers to apartment buildings, it helps you pick the right properties at the right time for the right price.

Yes, there is a fun and easy way to break into commercial real estate, and this is it. This comprehensive handbook has it all. You’ll learn how to find great properties, size up sellers, finance your investments, protect your assets, and increase your property’s value. You’ll discover the upsides and downsides of the various types of investments, learn the five biggest myths of commercial real estate investment, find out how to recession-proof your investment portfolio, and more. Discover how to:

  • Get leads on commercial property investments
  • Determine what a property is worth
  • Find the right financing for you
  • Handle inspections and fix problems
  • Make big money in land development
  • Manage your properties or hire a pro
  • Exploit the tax advantages of commercial real estate
  • Find out what offer a seller really-really wants
  • Perform due diligence before you make a deal
  • Raise capital by forming partnerships

Investing in commercial property can make you rich in any economy. Get Commercial Real Estate For Dummies, and find out how.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470174913
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/03/2008
Series: For Dummies Books
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 53,930
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Peter Conti is the author of Buying Real Estate Without Cash or Credit. A self- made millionaire, he has mentored thousands of investors.

Peter Harris teaches commercial real estate investing to clients across the country.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Getting to Know Commercial Real Estate Investing.

Chapter 1: Just Imagine . . . Commercial Real Estate and You!

Chapter 2: A Crash Course in Commercial Real Estate Investing.

Chapter 3: Evaluating Commercial Real Estate.

Part II: Getting Started Making Deals.

Chapter 4: On Your Mark, Get Set, Go Find Deals.

Chapter 5: Strategies for Making Offers and Negotiating.

Chapter 6: Due Diligence: Doing Your Homework.

Chapter 7: Closing Your Deal.

Part III: Funding Your Deals: Financing and Lending.

Chapter 8: Conventional Financing Options.

Chapter 9: Getting Creative with Financing.

Chapter 10: Raising Capital and Forming Partnerships.

Part IV: Day-to-Day Ownership and Operations.

Chapter 11: Property Management: Who’s Minding Your Ship?

Chapter 12: Protecting Your Assets.

Chapter 13: Why Properties Fail.

Part V: Kicking Your Investing into High Gear.

Chapter 14: Making a Success Out of Commercial Fixer-Uppers.

Chapter 15: Land Development: The Heart of Commercial Real Estate.

Chapter 16: Expert Tax Advantages and Strategies.

Chapter 17: Leaping into a Commercial Real Estate Career.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Increase Your Property Value.

Chapter 19: Ten or So Easy Ways to Network.


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