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Naperville commercial real estate lawyerWhile it is true that you can boost your income and perhaps even build a nest egg with commercial real estate (CRE) investing, those who are not equipped to handle the process risk significant financial loss. First, there is the risk of a failed return on investment - an issue that can often be mitigated using seasoned legal assistance during each step of the transaction process. Then there is the chance that you may be sued if you fail to meet your legal obligations as a landlord. What are these obligations, and how can an attorney help you meet them? Continue reading to learn more.

1. CRE Landlords Are Required to Adhere to All Local and Federal Laws

All landlords are required to follow certain local and federal laws. Commercial landlords are no exception. You cannot discriminate based upon certain criteria (race, religion, etc.). Furthermore, you must adhere to all building codes and zoning laws. Failure to meet any one of these obligations can result in serious consequences, including (but not limited to) legal recourse.

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Oak Brook commercial real estate lawyersAlthough the big debate over global warming has made headlines in recent years, the scientific consensus is overwhelming: the planet is getting warmer, and it is happening at an alarming rate. This information, paired with the growth of the “green movement,” has increased the demand for eco-friendly applications in almost every industry. Commercial real estate (CRE) is no exception.

What does it mean to “go green” in the CRE industry, and how can you ensure that you get ahead of this trend? More importantly, how can you increase the chances that your green efforts will be profitable for your real estate company? Learn more in the following sections, including how the assistance of a seasoned CRE attorney can boost your profitability in the green CRE sector.

1. The “Green” Trend is Here to Stay

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Oak Broom real estate lawyersPurchasing a first home is one of major steps in developing long-term financial stability. Sadly, many buyers are learning that the market's favor is no longer on their side. Still, with the right tools and resources, it is entirely possible to make your home purchase dreams a reality this spring. Learn more in the following sections, including how a seasoned real estate lawyer can help to tip the scales and even the play field as you enter the negotiaiton process in your home purchase.

Low Inventory and Higher Prices

During the Great Recession, investors flocked to the housing market. Many of them now own a significant percentage of livable homes throughout the country. While this may be good news for renters, who often struggle to find rental properties in high-demand areas, it also decreases the number of homes available for sale. This issue, paired with the slowdown of new housing construction after the Great Recession, means that home purchase prices are high right now, and will likely to remain high for the rest of the cycle.

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Naperville real estate attorneysPeople measure real estate success in different ways. For some, it is their bottom line. Others only feel they are successful when they meet a certain investment goal (i.e. closing a specific number of deals in a year). Still, there are some who set their sites on sustainable, long-term wealth.

Building a Neighborhood - How Positive Community Impact Improves Investor Wealth

While there are those who fail to see the correlation between community development and long-term wealth, data shows that small-scale developers tend to build a stronger, more stable stream of income when they become intimately involved with the community in which they are developing. That is because they take interest in what the community wants, rather than simply relying on what is “trending,” which can be extremely important in certain parts of a city.

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Naperville CRE lawyersWhen it comes to investing in commercial real estate, there are many factors that determine your final return - but just how important is the price of a property? Perhaps not as much as you think. Learn why in the following sections, and discover how our seasoned Naperville commercial real estate lawyers can provide you with additional leverage in your next CRE transaction.

Examining the Relevancy of Price in a CRE Transaction

While, ultimately, price does have an impact your bottom line in a real estate transaction, it may be far from the most important factor. Instead, matters like taxation, the potential long-term return on investment (ROI), utility costs, and other relevant issues may ultimately trump the importance of price on an investment property. As an example, consider the growth of Wham!, which started out at around $2.5 million for 50,000 square feet of space, but now weighs in around $11.5 million. If the investors who started out in this industry had been concerned about price in the beginning, they might have missed out on a highly profitable opportunity.

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