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Ideal tenants for a commercial property

Commercial property is a lucrative investment if you have the right tenant. Early on in your property investment planning, you should’ve given thought to who you want in your space. If you’re just starting out, this can act as a handy reference.

 

Coworking space agency

There’s more gig-workers, digital nomads, and freelancers than ever before. They all need a space to work, so why not make yours the best place?

 

Normally they won’t lease the space through you. This is done by the coworking space agency renting the building. If you’re creating a commercial property from the ground up, make sure your design includes a combination of areas than can be used as board rooms alongside open-plan working spaces.

When you’re shopping around for a new property, location is the biggest factor. You’re more likely to get a tenant like this if you purchase an inner-city location, close to public transport. New laws mean you can only depreciate the plant & equipment you install yourself. If the commercial property needs some ‘fixing’, like new taps and lights, you can deduct these without any trouble.

 

Restaurant/bakery/cafe

This tenant is always going to return a good rental profit when they find the right location. Restaurants, bakeries, and cafes are everywhere, both in CBD and suburban areas.

Cafe’s where people can work or relax with a coffee and croissant are always welcome

A commercial property like this will need up-to-date plant and equipment. You can install these yourself and claim the deductions over time. This includes ovens, stoves, refrigeration, and even the taps. If you’re lucky, a well-known cafe will need to open a second location and you’ll happen to have the perfect property ready to lease.

 

Retail boutique

These ones are trickier to lease and it’s best left to your property manager. Their screening process ensures the potential tenant is suitable to lease the space.

Retail is very competitive and some small businesses do struggle. But those who thrive will either open a second location to keep up with demand, or shop around for a larger space.

 

Media agency

A small or mid-tier media agency, like marketing, will definitely treat your commercial property with respect. It’s their ‘home’ and a place for them to host clients of their own. The property manager will interview them to make sure their level of income is suitable to keep up with the rent.

To attract a tenant like this, it’s good to keep the office space to bare basics. The tent will dress it up themselves. It’s also ideal to have a cordoned-off ‘boardroom’ space for private meetings.

 

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