Investing in Commercial Property

A highly rewarding and complex asset class requiring a team of experienced advisors to ensure the strategy and property are in line with your risk appetite and objectives.

Commercial Property Investment

1Group Property Advisory’s cumulative decades of experience has enabled many of our clients to start or expand their wealth creation strategy with commercial property investment. Commercial property investment data is difficult to find and interpret and many nuances are missed by an untrained eye. Independent research and advice can be the edge required to ensure your business succeeds. 1Group’s specialised team understands the complexities of searching for, and negotiating the purchase of, all types of commercial property. No matter your reason for purchasing, or the strategy you employ, we can help. Don’t rely on sales agents to guide your big decisions - get an independent advisor on your team.

Should I buy or lease a commercial property?

As a business owner, choosing whether your commercial property investment will be done by lease or purchase is often determined by the maturity of the business, your financial capacity and your risk profile.

There are definitely advantages and disadvantages with both scenarios but, in most cases, your decision will come down to the amount of capital you have to invest in your business at the time and your personal comfort level with the risks associated. The decision to buy a commercial site is a long-term strategy that can deliver great security and returns as you approach retirement. But if this is out of reach, then the benefits of leasing will put you in a solid position for when you are ready to buy. Whether you are embarking on a single site or multi-site strategy, buying or leasing, we’ll provide you with a commercial property investment strategy that will attract the clients you want in the neighbourhood that works for your business.

Commercial property advice and leasing advocacy

Starting or expanding a business can be hampered by the difficulty of securing the right premises with favourable lease terms. Engaging one of 1Group’s strategic commercial property advisors when leasing a commercial property in Australia can not only help you find the right location to operate your business but also negotiate lease terms on your behalf to provide long term security and options for your business to flex up or down when it suits you. Once you are locked into an agreement, it is almost impossible to renegotiate the terms throughout the duration of the lease. It’s critical to get the right advice up front to ensure you are not locked into a long term commitment that only protects the landlord.

Should I invest in commercial property or residential property?

Although residential and commercial property investment can deliver fantastic returns as an asset class, the nature of these types of investments differs greatly. Your choice will depend on your financial situation and the amount of time and money you are willing to invest in the property.

Commercial properties often involve higher upfront costs, longer lease agreements, and typically target businesses as tenants. A commercial property investment strategy often requires more attention regarding the management of the property, including complex lease agreements and a possible fitout or refurbishment of the site at the landlord’s expense.

Residential property investment, on the other hand, tends to have more predictable tenant turnover and straightforward lease terms, but comes with different challenges. When thinking about commercial property investment, you should also evaluate your willingness and ability to manage the property. Residential properties might be easier to handle for individual investors. Added to that is the different financing options available to you as a residential property investor. Commercial property investment typically requires a larger deposit and higher ongoing costs. Interest rates and lending criteria can also differ between residential and commercial property loans.

Whichever investment strategy you choose, 1Group’s integrated offering means we can find you the perfect commercial tenant, or fitout the premises to create a sophisticated and stunning space that represents your brand and values.


The Client Experience


Meet with our property advisory and research team to delve deep into your needs and objectives, discussing in detail what the ideal home or lifestyle property looks and feels like. This is an incredibly personal process which, in some cases, requires daily contact to meet your specific profile. We do this with the utmost care and intent to ensure the property strategy meets your specific needs.


If required, we will map out the regions of interest and bring back suggestion based on your profile and the research team’s findings. We'll also suggest suburbs and streets you may not have considered if they present as suitable possibilities.


Our Buyer's Agent team will be calling, marketing, and meeting face to face with the target agents in the subject regions to source on, off and premarket options for your consideration. We move quickly to inspect and complete both site and local area due diligence to ensure this property meets your requirements and is going to be inside budget.


The 1Group report will highlight how the property meets, exceeds, or falls short of your requirements. No property is perfect, and our role is to bring all the property parameters to the forefront of the conversation and allow you to make informed and well researched decisions quickly.


Our expert negotiators apply their decades of experience and in-depth training to navigate this intense and exciting stage, removing emotion and bringing the right balance of data, human behaviour analysis and experience to what is often our most appreciated and financially impactful stage.


During the Acquire stage, we maintain contact with all key parties, ensuring legal, finance, building inspector, trades, property management or any other parties that are involved are all connected and working hard to meet deadlines and your obligations as the successful buyer.


This stage involves pre-settlement inspections, trade quotes and staying across the responsibilities of all key parties to ensure this big milestone is as seamless as possible.

Post Acquisition

Whether it’s just handing over the keys and celebrating, or organising architects to help you tender the build for a large or small project, 1Group will stay by your side using their networks and experience to help you navigate this exciting but often challenging stage.


Now it’s time to meet, review and reflect on the process and how it fared in comparison to what we promised at the start and where the strategy will go from here. Long term partnerships are what give us the greatest professional purpose.

Team Helping You Purchase A Commercial Property

Julian Muldoon
Director of 1Group
Tal Eloss
Director of 1Group
Aaron Pabst
Buyer's Agent

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