A GUIDE TO BUYING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Commercial real estate according to Wikipedia refers to buildings or land intended to generate a profit, either from capital gain or rental income. Commercial real estate includes office buildings, strip malls, restaurants and any other real estate in which people conduct business. Investing in commercial real estate just like any other business decision, has its risks and benefits. There is…

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO NEXT IN GLOBAL REAL ESTATE? Lessons from Oxford Real Estate Conference.

  Where will the money go next was the key note and topic at the recently concluded Oxford Real Estate Conference at the Said Business School, Oxford University recently.   Pitching African Real Estate. As an alumni of the Oxford Estate Programme, I was particularly delighted to be reconnecting with some alumni, and  our professor, the affable Dr. Andrew Baum author…

MORTGAGE REFINANCING A POSITIVE OPTION FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

The Nigerian real estate industry experienced a breakthrough at the start of the year with the launch of the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC). This has brought a welcome change to the industry that has a housing deficit of about 17 million units (with additional 2 million units added each year) and would significantly improve access to housing finance this…

THE IMPORTANCE OF DOCUMENTATION IN REAL ESTATE

The importance of documentation in real estate cannot be over emphasised. It is important to note that 75 – 80 % of real estate business is legal and these legal transactions cannot be void of documentations. Before any real estate transaction can be said to be successfully concluded, all documents have to be up-to-date and duly signed by relevant parties….

Tips to successful negotiation in real estate market.

The Nigerian real estate market is very dynamic with constant changes and evolving trends and has experienced significant growth in recent times with the availability of various financing structures. It is fast becoming the frontier of investment in Africa leading to an improvement in housing supply and increase in effective demand and transactions hence the importance of negotiations. Having interest…

THE ESSENCE OF ADVISORY IN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

A real estate advisory is a document that contains detailed information on a property or development along with its estimation with regards to its location, price, budget, current and future returns, etc that guides an investor in making the best decision for investment or reinvestment purposes. Real estate is an important asset and investing in it has always been a…

TO LEED OR NOT TO LEED

We know there’s no such thing as a free lunch, and that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Simply put, trust must be earned and you are only trust worthy if you are accountable. that is where the LEED certification comes in.   LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Among business professionals, LEED…

CUSTOMER SERVICE IN REAL ESTATE (Part 2)

Continued from last edition For real estate companies to have an excellent customers’ service, below are some vital factors that need to be considered for implementation on a consistent basis: • Eliminate procrastination – As much as possible, try to respond to your clients as fast as possible. If the request is time consuming or cannot be delivered at the…

What really is Luxury in the Nigerian Real estate

In today real estate market, just flipping the pages of a property magazine depicts most of the properties (especially in choice locations) as luxury. But what really is luxury in the Nigerian real estate? Is it defined by location or by the product? Cities in Nigeria such as Ikoyi, Banana Island, Eko Atlantic, Victoria Island in Lagos and Asokoro, Maitama,…

How to market a development without blowing a budget

Marketing is a very important aspect of any business especially real estate and when done right has the potential to lead to great success (closed transactions). In order to carry out successful marketing, one must have effective ways of reaching their target audience. There is however a general notion that for marketing to be effective, it has to be cost…

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