Commercial Buyer’s Agent Commercial investing made simple Who can invest in commercial property? Short answer: anyone! With the help of a commercial buyer’s agent, buying commercial property becomes seamless. A commercial buyers agent can help you source a property that ticks all the boxes. Regardless of who you are, we all deserve the comfort of a healthy passive income. A commercial buyers’ agent works with all types of buyers: Investors looking to purchase a property for the first time. Experienced buyers in residential property, but not commercial. Experienced commercial real estate investors. Enquire today What is a commercial buyer’s agent? A commercial real estate buyer’s agent is a licensed professional who specialises in the sourcing of commercial property. A commercial property buyers agent assists with evaluating and negotiating the purchase, as well as advocating for buyers. They have experience in all due-diligence matters related to commercial property. This includes lease negotiations, knowledge of building and development, business experience to related to tenants and a detailed knowledge of the commercial valuation and lending industries. The benefits of commercial property investment agents A commercial property buyers agent can help property investors: Manage risks in the purchase process. Learn about property investment. Make decisions informed by professional advice and years of experience in the field. Maximise returns. Secure properties off-market. Negotiate properties below market value. Start investing today I want to invest in commercial property, but don’t know where to start? With the help of a commercial property buyers’ agent you can get started, moving through the purchase process with a few easy steps: Get a Free Quote Contact a commercial buyer’s agent to enquire about their services. Decide on Your Budget Brief your commercial buyer’s agent. Tell them how much you want to invest, and what your requirements are. This could also involve discussing your lending options with a specialist commercial mortgage broker. Which we have an inhouse commercial broker you could work with. Select Your Property Your commercial buyers’ agent will send you off-market and publicly listed investment properties for sale. This would also involve working out if you want to target industrial, retail, office, medical or specialist type commercial assets. Time to Lock In the Investment Say yes! When you’ve found the right property, lock it in by making an offer with the help of your commercial buyer’s agent (and their strong negotiating skills). Start investing today Properties you can buy with a commercial property buyer We build premium, robust and diverse property portfolios for our clients. Our level of access allows you to accrue more investment properties sooner, resulting in a multiplier effect on your long term capital gains. We work with the following property types: Off-market properties Shopping complexes Office spaces Industrial complexes Medical properties Specialist assets Our key strengths are that we understand the economy and what types of tenants/assets perform better in both boom periods and recession periods. Get the retirement options you deserve With the help of a commercial property buyers agent, you’ll see growth in your passive income, all with the support and advice of an experienced professional. Our approach is all about building long-term growth in your wealth, with high rental yields. We specialise in working with High-net-worth clients looking to generate significant return on their equity. As well as working with investors looking to make the jump from residential to commercial property to boost their cash-flow returns. Our award winning strategy & skill set Our strategy assists our clients in creating a passive income that they can one day live off. Industrial properties, medical assets, retail units and other tenanted investments can be smart options that produce significant and long-term return on investment. Investing in commercial property is about maximising wealth through high cash-flow and good capital growth results, and at Rethink Investing, that’s our goal for you. Value-add opportunities High growth investments High yielding properties We only purchase investment properties for our clients that we would buy for ourselves. Our commercial property investment agents Known as the #1 commercial buyer’s agents in Australia, the Rethink Investing team helps investors everywhere. Our property investment agents have helped purchase over $2.2 billion in property on behalf of our clients, with commercial buyer’s agents in Sydney, Melbourne and other key markets. As a client, you’ll gain access to an unmatched selection of properties. With decades of experience in the industry, we have firmly established ourselves as trusted commercial buyer’s agents in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Tasmania, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. We have full teams dedicated to due diligence and acquisition—all to source you the best properties both on and off the market. Our decades in the industry have earned us recognition as top commercial property buyer’s agents nationwide. Visit our locations page for more information. Why choose us? Our meticulous approach and due diligence. Our negotiating skills, to help you get the best deals and conditions. Our experience means you can have peace of mind, knowing your decisions are well-informed and backed by a trusted professional. Our knowledge of details such as planning restrictions, design issues and redevelopment potential. Our focus on rising markets at the beginning of their cycles, before we look deeper for the commercial properties with the highest potential rental yield. Ongoing support. For the life of you owning the property, we are here to help you with any day-to-day ownership issues. As a Commercial Property Investor, you have direct access to both our Director, Scott O’Neill, and our senior commercial property buyers agents, to benefit from their knowledge with complete peace of mind – from start to settlement. Expert advice you can trust Our commercial property investment agents are transparent. If we know that the numbers don’t stack up, we’ll be honest and let you know. 50 years combined experience 72% of our properties purchased off market 2400 properties purchased Let’s talk What do our clients have to say about our commercial buyers agents? I just used Rethink to purchase my first commercial investment property. It was great to have Scott and the team make sure I was getting a great investment without having to do all the time-consuming research myself. I’ll definitely be getting another property through these guys again soon! TEZ UPTON Really pleased with the result of our recent commercial property purchase. Scott and the team at Rethink Investing were thorough in their market research and due diligence. I will be using Rethink Investing for all future purchases. DAMIAN FLETCHER We have purchased two commercial properties with Rethink in the past year and are now moving towards our third as we have transitioned from residential property to commercial. Excellent results, undoubtedly industry leaders. TOM PETTIFER Ask a commercial buyer’s agent (FAQ) What’s the difference between a buyer’s agent and a commercial buyer’s agent? A commercial buyer’s agent specialises in commercial property. Rethink Investing is Australia’s largest commercial buyer’s agency by a long distance. Each month Rethink Investing purchases $30 – $60 million in commercial properties for their clients. This level of experience gives us great context on the rental and purchase markets so we make the best decisions on behalf of our clients. We are never afraid to let a deal go as we know buying well is more important then getting into a purchase for the sake of it. Rethink Investing’s goal is to set the buyer up for life in both passive rental income and capital growth ressults. Real estate agents, on the other hand, don’t have that same commitment to long term client returns. Do I need a larger deposit for commercial property? Most commercial property requires a 30-35% deposit for lending. Some lenders do offer 20% however this is circumstantial. Is commercial property riskier? If correct due diligence is performed, commercial property can be lower risk than residential. Some commercial property is less susceptible to market volatility due to longer lease lengths and stable industries. For example supermarkets, government tenants, medical properties and more. However if you get it wrong there can be greater consequences. For example buying an office property in an older building at the peak of the market then losing your tenant. These are the situations we will help you avoid. Does commercial property grow less than residential? This is not true. Statistically, well located commercial properties can grow on par, if not more than residential properties. At the end of the day it all comes down to supply over demand. If the demand for your commercial asset is increasing, so will the price if the supply is stable. Do you pay stamp duty on commercial property? Yes, for most commercial property transactions you will need to pay stamp duty (also known as transfer duty). Rates vary across Australia, but generally sit on a sliding scale between 1% and 6% of the purchase price. Sometimes this can be higher. It’s a good idea to work with a buyer’s agent who can break this down—including any concessions you may be eligible for. What should I look for in a commercial buyer’s agent? Look for a commercial buyer’s agent that clearly advocates for the buyer. Look for a proven track record too. Make sure your buyer’s agent has years of purchasing commercial property at all price levels. There is no point using a buyer’s agent who has only a few commercial properties under their belt, they simply don’t have the experience to deliver consistently good properties to you. Rethink Investing sets an industry benchmark with the team’s professionalism and trusted reputation, communicating with clients through each step of the process. See more of Rethink’s success stories here. Where is Rethink Investing based? While we are based in Sydney, we work all over Australia. From travelling interstate to advising clients in all parts of the country, we can work anywhere. Over the last few years this is a rough break up of where we have being purchasing for our clients: QLD 33% NSW 15% WA 15% ACT 12.5% SA 12.5% VIC 10% TAS 2% NT <1% We love questions. Give us a ring and ask us some more! To get started, let’s have an obligation-free chat about your goals.