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Chris is a respected Valuer, Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer. Since the mid-1970s, he has been a regular keynote speaker at a wide range of business conferences and seminars around Australia. Many high net-worth clients seek his guidance in acquiring Commercial property. Visit: Commercial Property Made Easy


Understanding Returns on Commercial Investments
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Understanding Returns on Commercial Investments

Recently I shared some thoughts with my Mentor group. And they related to the Total Returns investors tend to expect from commercial property. Here is a graph that appeared late last year in the Australian Financial Review. And it depicts the combination of Income Return and Capital Growth. You’ll also notice that I have added the reason for the big…

Has retail property investment turned the corner?
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Has retail property investment turned the corner?

A recent article in the Financial Review summarised the influx of overseas retailers, who are about to launch new stores within Australia this year.  The key locations being: Melbourne (18), Sydney (10), Brisbane (8) and Perth (4). In addition to these, Microsoft also has a flagship store plan for Melbourne this year. Plus Samsung will…

5 Common Myths About Commercial Property
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5 Common Myths About Commercial Property

Here are several common misconceptions I frequently hear, when people are looking to embark upon Commercial property investing. 1. Securing Commercial properties using the internet is easy There are some people starting out in who feel they don’t need any professional help with this. But finding a suitable property is only half the task. The…

Commercial Property Should Regain Some Normality
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Commercial Property Should Regain Some Normality

Several articles in the Financial Review have flagged a slowdown in Asian money flowing into the Australian property market. And that is principally as a result of China clamping down on capital movements out of the country. As an investor in commercial property, this is good news. You see, over the past couple of years,…

Negotiating is a learned skill
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Negotiating is a learned skill

It would be fair to say I’ve lost count of the number of times people ask me about the secrets for a successful negotiation. And so, you might care to watch this short video … to gain a quick understanding of the three key elements which underpin every negotiation. Because, once you know how to…

Contaminated Land: Is it Buyer Beware?
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Contaminated Land: Is it Buyer Beware?

All Australian states and territories have (somewhat varied) legislation dealing with land contamination. There are some important concepts applicable to every state and territory. Many actions may be contrary to environmental protection laws, but sites classified as contaminated have to meet specific criteria. This means that mere pollution does not necessarily equate to land contamination….

7 Ways to Add Property Value Fast  |  Chris Lang
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7 Ways to Add Property Value Fast | Chris Lang

Commercial Properties are mainly seen as a longer-term (at least 3-year) investments. And you tend to buy them for their regular, high yields; as well as for some good capital growth over time. Even so, an investor with a little knowledge and experience can easily find properties able to be “upgraded” and then, on-sold for…