When an owner of a Michigan commercial property is in a transaction to lease the property to a business, there are many things that can be very important for the property owner. One is having a strong commercial lease agreement that properly protects their rights and interests and is enforceable. A strong commercial lease agreement can go a long way in increasing predictability in a commercial lease arrangement and making clear what the responsibilities and rights of the parties to the lease are.
A new tactic is being used in West Michigan to finance rental properties, and it is one that many people may be familiar with by now: Crowdfunding. The popular tactic has been used for many other types of projects, but a new site that is being launched is aimed at letting people invest their money directly into real estate projects in Michigan, offering them returns on that investment in the future.
Those with commercial property investments may be seeing an increase in profits. According to an MPF Research survey on the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan markets, effective rents for new leases rose 3.3 percent on average from 2013 to the first quarter of 2014. Rent prices are also slowly climbing due to a decreased rental inventory, consumer credit scores and the job market.