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Brian Fielding Recommends Questions to Ask about a Property before Purchase

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Brian Fielding, Commercial Property Investment, Property Investment Advisor | Comments Off on Brian Fielding Recommends Questions to Ask about a Property before Purchase

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Mr. Brian Fielding is the brilliant mind behind Fielding Investments, and in his many years of experience in the commercial real estate market, he has developed an advanced knowledge that he shares with new investors. When individuals take advantage of the advice from Mr. Fielding, they can take steps toward choosing strong commercial properties that will offer outstanding returns and provide financial security in their senior years. Those who are just beginning to think about purchasing a piece of commercial real estate often do not know where to start, and that is why Brian Fielding is sharing his advice on what information a buyer should seek about their chosen property before and after purchase.

  1. Existing tenants: As the buyer, one will be assuming the full opportunities and obligations of the underlying leases. It is critical that the buyer makes a checklist of those obligations, including term, options, determining who pays utilities and taxes and all of the many cost factors that must be considered to determine if the purchase is likely to be profitable in the near term and beyond. The creditworthiness of those tenants is important to discern since a lender will be establishing its mortgage rate by a number of factors – one of which is the quality of the tenants. The investor will be wise to hire an experienced real estate attorney to look at the existing leases to determine if the leases are strong and to help determine if the buyer would be adequately protected from bad actions of the tenants.
  2. Current building expenses: When an interested buyer is looking at a property but is unsure of how much it will cost to maintain the building, they can ask for, or create their own, pro forma. This document will offer details on building expenses of the past. By going over this information with an accountant, the new investor can easily determine the value of the property and estimate their future expenses as well. This will help the interested party prepare for costs of maintenance and decide if the piece of real estate is one that they want to pursue.
  3. While there are rare cases where a purchase will be for the structure alone and not for the underlying land, the more common offering is the reverse where the investor is offered a ground lease. In that transaction, the buyer will own the likely valuable land upon which the structure stands, but will not be able to enjoy the benefits of depreciation from that purchase. This sort of offering is most common with certain bank branches, large franchise properties and other strong credited tenants.

When individual investors are considering the benefits of purchasing a piece of real estate property, or have questions about how they should proceed in the market, they can depend on Brian Fielding. He is one of the most knowledgeable minds in the industry with years of experience in the field and can easily answer any burning questions about commercial real estate and offer advice on making promising deals. To learn more visit www.brianfielding.com.

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Tips from Brian Fielding for Success in the Commercial Real Estate Market

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Commercial Property Investment, Property Investment Advisor | Comments Off on Tips from Brian Fielding for Success in the Commercial Real Estate Market

Giving Away The Keys

Brian Fielding knows that those who invest wisely in commercial real estate and are knowledgeable about the market can be successful. Because he knows that commercial real estate is a good market to be a part of, Fielding often recommends that investors who want to strengthen their portfolio and those out there who want to begin investing consider commercial real estate investments. However, before they do, they need to make sure that they are taking steps to be smart about their purchases and spending, and for that reason, the commercial real estate expert shares some tips for making smart decisions in commercial real estate.

  1. Consider all aspects of a property: There are a number of factors that go into determining whether or not a property is a good purchase and they all must be considered. These factors include where the property is located, the intended purpose for the property, the price, the number of repairs and renovations it will need, and the number of tenants it can accommodate. Brian Fielding suggests that an investor considers all of these factors when looking at any property to help them make the right choice about their purchases.
  2. Avoid fast decisions: When beginning in a new endeavor, it can be very tempting to jump in with full force and buy the first property that you like. However, the danger in this is making a purchase before you are really ready or able to manage it. It may also end in you buying a property that is not right for you. For that reason, Fielding advises that investors take their time to be sure that they have found the correct property for their needs. Seeing a number of properties that can suit your needs and then comparing them is important to find the best deal and fit for the investor.
  3. Educate yourself: To be successful in anything, you must always stay up to date on the latest industry information, and Brian Fielding reveals that this is also true of commercial real estate. Those in the market should constantly be trying to educate themselves further, and always be on top of market news and trends so that they can continue to make wise decisions about how they invest. Seeking tips and knowledge from an expert like Fielding is also a great way to make sure you have the knowledge that you need to succeed.
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Brian Fielding Reveals Your Hidden Commercial Real Estate Knowledge

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Brian Fielding, Commercial Property Investment, Property Investment Advisor | Comments Off on Brian Fielding Reveals Your Hidden Commercial Real Estate Knowledge

Brian Fielding shares some information about how you can invest in real estate.

Brian Fielding unleashes your hidden real estate knowledge.

Did you know that you already have, in your possession, some of the most coveted knowledge about real estate? Just by simply living and working in a community, you understand the ins and outs of that community, what’s going on there and one key factor: What works and what does not work. Is there a street corner that has had several businesses that never seem to last for very long? Is there an office building that used to stand alone but not has several shops and restaurants located nearby? This is some of the most coveted information in the commercial real estate industry today, and Brian Fielding shares that this is what gives YOU an edge over other out-of-town investors.

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Brain Fielding Discusses Landlord’s Rights with Slow-Paying Tenants

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Commercial Property Investment, Property Investment Advisor, Question and Answer | Comments Off on Brain Fielding Discusses Landlord’s Rights with Slow-Paying Tenants

Dear Mr. F.,

A broker who specializes in investment properties showed us a three store mini shopping center which he suggests is an outstanding investment. We tend to like the location and feel the price is right, but one of our partners, Grady, has cautioned us the tenant paying the highest rent looks to be getting into financial trouble. How difficult is it to get rid of a slow paying tenant and is it true that the bankruptcy courts often show little interest in protecting the Landlord’s rights?

Corey A

 

Dear Corey,

 

Your questions are good ones … you are wise to be concerned about dealing with financially troubled tenants. While the laws tend to be favorable to the landowner in a commercial transaction, you need to carefully review the existing lease to insure that you are able to avail yourself of the relief specified in your lease. Generally that lease will provide with the appropriate notice provisions you must follow, but the Courts are likely to see your matter as fairly straightforward and cooperate in the eviction.

Having said that, do not expect the same sort of easy road in tenant bankruptcy which is handled at the federal level. Legal costs are generally much greater and the judge will be responsible for protecting the various creditors of your tenant, prioritizing retention of monies owed to those that are “secured” over those that are not secured, [a lease can be seen as both an obligation [liability] as well as an asset. Indeed, there have been decisions that a favorable lease is an asset of the bankrupt and the Court may offer that “asset” to another party to maximize the return for the creditors. If your current lease is below market and if there are unilateral options for the tenant to renew, you might find your lease being sold or transferred to another party that you would not have preferred for your property.

Companies that seek relief through a Chapter 11 filing are ones that hope to reorganize and resume their business, and within relatively short order they will have to affirm or reject your lease and if they do the latter, you will gain relief and have the property returned to you in due course. And if they do affirm, they will be under the supervision of the Court and the Trustees and as such will have to meet the company obligations within the terms of those obligations, including, of course, contained in your lease.

When we suspect a tenant is having difficulties we immediately begin a two-step evaluation process. The first part is to think and act like a customer … visiting the store regularly, watching levels of inventory, tracking store traffic, seeing the amount of new and fresh stock on the shelves … trying to get a more general sense of the business operations. Then we expect the partner who best understands the business and may have recommended signing up the tenant and have them seek a friendly, open meeting to see if insight can be gained from the store managers. [Often if the property owner approaches the tenant demonstrating an interest in finding solutions, the store management will be less reluctant to share important insights].

Tread carefully and good luck,

 

Brian F.

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Brian Fielding Discusses Financing Options for Commercial Properties

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Brian Fielding, Commercial Property Investment, Property Investment Advisor | Comments Off on Brian Fielding Discusses Financing Options for Commercial Properties

The Wall Street Journal had a most interesting article recently about financing on commercial properties that should be of interest to all persons considering investing in that industry.

Previously, lenders were reluctant to provide financing on smaller deals, those that would most appeal to the new investor. However as the WSJ reports, lenders are revisiting their previous reluctance and are now actively seeking to lend on properties that are in the reach of many investors and small partnerships shares property investment advisor Brian Fielding.

As the reader will note, non-traditional lenders as well as regulated banks have found that there is a need and an opportunity in lending for small acquisitions. Indeed, giants such as Wells Fargo have implemented programs to lend as little as one million dollars for relatively small acquisitions.

Investment advisor, Brian Fielding commented that “The change in policy should be exciting to anyone considering pursuing commercial properties. Even nouveau investors are well positioned to borrow on assets that are leased to creditworthy tenants.”

In fact, many of the market setters are willing to consider limiting the recourse that they require, recognizing that the inherent value of the real estate and the quality of the lease provides a great deal of security in many deals. For more information about these types of investments and many others, contact Brian Fielding today.

 

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