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Getting Started in Commercial Property Investment

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  1. What would you say to anyone who thinks that investing in Commercial Property in Australia is only for the very-wealthy?

You don’t have to be wealthy to start investing in commercial property. APIL has investors across all age groups, economic levels and stages of their investment journey. In fact, many investors start their commercial property investment portfolio by “testing the waters” and investing a small amount with APIL first. This often gives new investors a level of comfort in their investment decision, knowing they are partnering with other property investors and an experienced professional fund manager. These investors almost always go on to invest again in future APIL syndicates and build a property portfolio with monthly cash distributions.

  1. There are many property investment companies operating, what are the top three considerations for deciding who to invest with? What research do you recommend doing and how?

Firstly, check the property investment company has an Australian Financial Services License (AFSL) to ensure it complies with licensing and financial requirements by ASIC.

Secondly, look at the past and current performance of the property investment company.

Finally, schedule a call or appointment to visit the fund managers office to learn more about the company and the investment process.

  1. How exactly does APIL work? What is a syndicate?

APIL is a leading Australian property management group specializing in syndication and management of commercial property. Our investment strategy provides investors with property investment opportunities that deliver strong yields and the potential for capital growth over the term of the syndicate.

When you invest in a syndicate, or managed property fund, your money is pooled together with other investors. Collectively you are able to purchase an asset that would normally be out of financial reach of the individuals.  Investors then own “units” in the fund and the fund usually has a set term, in most cases APIL funds are 8 years.

  1. What are the three principals of APIL’s investment strategy?

Direct Property Investment – Each syndicate is directly linked to identified assets. Investors have full knowledge of our investment strategy with risks and potential returns fully disclosed.

Well Located Properties with High Tenant Demand – Properties must be well located in prime business precincts. This will provide stronger tenant demand thereby minimizing vacancy risk.

Income and Capital Growth – Our assets must offer a strong and regular income distribution and the potential for capital growth.

  1. What is the very first step to take towards investing in Commercial Property for the first time?

Investment opportunities with commercial property syndicates are often only open for a limited time and to a limited amount of investors. It is important to register your interest to ensure you are on the mailing list to be kept informed when a new offer is opening.

When an offer to invest is open a Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) will be available that provides all the necessary information about the syndicate for you to carefully review.

If you have any questions if this type of investment is suitable to your personal investment strategy, contact your financial advisor.

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This information contained above is for information purposes only and not financial advice.

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