Articles by Chris Lang

Chris Lang

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


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Firstly, let`s define what Due Diligence really means. And then, you need to understand when you should actually consider an in-depth Due Diligence study.  You see, it’s not appropriate (nor often cost-effective) for you to undertake a Due Diligence study on every property. Generally, my advice to clients is that it’s not until you purchase…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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Banks have a variety of ways of analysing a Commercial property; but there are a few guidelines they all tend to use. For them, the most important number is the property’s Net Operating Income — which is basically rental minus expenses. As simple as that may seem, the calculation can vary dramatically from lender to…

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There has been a whole lot of negative talk recently about the detrimental impact of the Car Industry leaving Australia. And clearly, our hearts go out to all the affected workers and their families in car manufacturing and those related component suppliers. Most of us cannot even begin to imagine the shock and surprise they…

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