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Commercial property investment basics

What is commercial property investment?

Direct funds or listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) often provide access to high quality commercial properties in diversified portfolios. You can invest as an individual, through a self-managed super fund (SMSF) or through other entities such as companies or trusts.

Common commercial property types include:

  1. Office: Office property can include anything from one or two-storey blocks to iconic CBD towers. Tenants may be private businesses or government agencies.
  2. Industrial: We use the term ‘industrial’ to cover warehouses, manufacturing plants and logistics facilities. Distribution centres have become popular with the rise of e-commerce websites creating greater demand for storage and freight.
  3. Retail: Retail property is some of the most recognisable commercial property. It includes bricks and mortar stores, shopping centres and retail centres like Bunnings. 
  4. Social infrastructure: Much of our social infrastructure is privately owned and make for potential investment opportunities. Early learning centres and healthcare assets are two examples.
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