Developing and managing a commercial property portfolio can be extremely profitable, it can also be really hard work and while few expect to make money without lifting a finger, we’re all looking for ways to make our lives a little less stressful.

Here are three ways in which you can make managing your commercial property portfolio easier.

  1. Consult and Consider

As the old saying goes “fools rush in…” and nowhere is this more true than in the property market. Making a snap, hasty or ill though through decision can cost you energy, time and money.

What is called for is a calm, measured approach that is informed and has taken into account all the variables that may cause problems both in the short and longer terms.

Consulting experts in the field, such as GVA, a real estate advisory company means that you will have an objective and well informed perspective that you can compare to your own take on things, before making a final decision.

  1. Local Locations

Many commercial property managers reap benefits from only adding properties to their portfolio that are local to them and there are several reasons why this makes sense.

First, you know the local area better than anywhere else and knowing the demographic, geographic and economic nuances of the area can really give you an edge when it comes to investing.

Other advantages include being able to take a hands on approach and so for example, if there is an emergency or tenants are holding a special event, then you are able to get to the property with relative ease.

  1. Property Portfolio Software

Using property portfolio software can be a revelation, particularly to those who are used to doing everything using paper based resources.

A good software package will allow you to keep everything in one place and so will have accounting functionality, let you manage and track important information and make the administrative aspects of the job a great deal easier and more efficient.

The software will save you energy, space and leave you with more time to get on with more strategic matters.

Managing a commercial property portfolio is a high pressure activity and the marketplace is one that is incredibly competitive and so seeking out ways to make the whole process easier is one of the ways you can continue to build a profitable portfolio without increasing your workload.