If you’re wanting to get into the real estate game but haven’t been able to find a property you’d like to rent out, building your own space could be a great option for you. Especially if you’re interested in commercial real estate, securing the land and building some kind of commercial space, be it a parking lot, concrete boat ramp, office building and more, could prove to be a very financially beneficial venture for you.

So to help you get started on this entrepreneurial journey, here are three things to consider when building commercial space to rent out. 

Know The Businesses You’re Trying To Attract

The first thing you’re going to want to think about, before you even look into purchasing land to build on, is what kind of businesses you’re wanting to attract to whatever it is you’ll be renting out. 

To help you determine this, try thinking about who your ideal customer or renter will be. If you’re looking to rent to business owners, you’ll want to build a commercial space that’s in an area where businesses will want to set up shop. If the commercial space you’re wanting to create is for additional parking, you’ll need to find an area where parking is lacking so that you can charge a premium for this space. So before you just buy up the cheapest land you can find, first think long and hard about what kind of businesses you want to get into business with. 

Spruce Up The Exterior

Once you’ve found where you’re going to start building and have begun the construction process, you’ll want to always keep in the back of your mind what the exterior of your structure will look like.

While people always want to live in beautiful homes, the exterior of a commercial space reflects very directly on how seriously a business is taken. And if a business isn’t taken very seriously, they can’t hope to get far in the business world. So to help ensure that the business you’re going to be working with will have every advantage to succeed, make sure you’re taking measures to spruce up the exterior of your commercial rental space. 

Offer Up Additional Services

If you’re going to be building a type of commercial space that already exists within your community, like an office building, you’re going to need to consider offering some additional services that will entice people to rent with you rather than with your competitors. 

Some of the additional services you might want to consider offering could be parking, trash removal, security, maintenance, and much more. 

If you’re planning to go into commercial real estate by building your own commercial structure from the ground up, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you do so successfully.