Becoming an Astute Investor

By Chad Kendall – Head of Property Services

Whether you already hold a commercial property portfolio or are looking into investing for the first time, being an astute investor is critical to success. 

The question is, how do you choose a property to invest in? An astute investor is one who sources as much information as possible before making investment decisions. Being involved in commercial property for over 17 years, I have worked with many successful clients, but have unfortunately witnessed many poor choices. How do you make a bad investment decision? Primarily by being ill-informed or impatient.

What makes a good investment?

Too many investors just look at the basics of location, type of business, length of lease and how much rent they get, but it is how they relate to the key fundamentals below that determine a good investment;

  • Expected returns
  • Tenant selection
  • Debt serviceability
  • Value adding
  • Market volatility
  • Getting the most out of market renewals

Before you dive in and invest, do your research. Keeping up-to-date with market trends and changes will make all the difference to the success of your investments and your ability to continue to grow your portfolio over time.

How can we help you?

At Facey, we keep our clients well informed, helping them make smart investment choices. We would love the opportunity to discuss with you the key elements of a good investment property, whether it be a currently owned property that you are looking to improve or a new investment opportunity that attracts your interest.

Feel free to contact Facey on 03 9701 4455 to take your next step to become a successful property investor.