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Commercial real estate dispute heading to trial again

Acquiring real estate is often a pivotal piece of business development. Without it, an entrepreneur or investor lacks the resources needed to expand and grow an existing business, or get a new business off the ground. A lot of consideration has to be given to real estate transactions, too, since zoning laws and other restrictions can limit its use. But in some cases, merely purchasing commercial real estate can be a long up hill battle.

Baton Rouge upscale office space struggling to find tenants

If you're in the market for commercial real estate, then you need to carefully consider whether leasing or purchasing is in your best interests. With each option comes a number of responsibilities, obligations, and advantages.

Old Sam's Club sells to bead company

Securing appropriate commercial real estate is imperative in order for businesses to function properly. If a place of business is too small, then a company's growth may be stunted. If there are too many restrictions on the use of a property, then a business may be hamstringed in its operations, thereby preventing it from providing the amount, quality, or timeliness of work desired.

Commercial real estate issues may require legal assistance

Our blog has taken a look at some recent developments in the Baton Rouge area pertaining to commercial real estate. Although commercial real estate is often seen as a small part of a business's operations, it can, in fact, have enormous ramifications. Limitations on a property's use can hamstring a business's functionality, and exorbitant costs can threaten financial viability.

Local commercial real estate deal worth $2.25 million

Commercial property can play a critical role in a business's financial viability and its ability to expand. Because these properties can be quite costly, even when leased, it is imperative that business owners carefully consider how to handle commercial property transactions to ensure they are entering into agreements that further their and their business's best interests.

Baton Rouge development struggling to lease space

Business owners have more to think about than selling goods and services to customers. They have to consider supply chains, human resources, and even the physical location of their business. Only by appropriately analyzing and addressing these matters can a business focus on what's most important: its business philosophy and profits. Yet, business owners are often faced with significant challenges that must be overcome if they want to be successful. Sometimes these challenges deal with commercial real estate.

The basics of zoning laws

Baton Rouge businesses that are looking to lease or purchase commercial real estate have a lot to consider. As they embark on this journey and consider sale or lease prices, management agreements, and construction, they may neglect to consider zoning laws and the important limitations they can place on the use of commercial real estate.

What is asset-based lending?

It almost goes without saying that money makes the world go 'round. This is especially true in the business world. Without capital, a business may be unable to meet its needs as it attempts to grow and expand. Having adequate cash on hand is imperative to pay human resource costs, maintain inventory, improve commercial real estate, and expand into new markets. While a business would ideally have this cash on hand from its own profits, this isn't always the case.

Things to consider before entering into a commercial lease

Recently on this Louisiana blog, we talked about the decision between leasing and purchasing commercial real estate. It is a big choice to make, and one that can have significant financial ramifications for years to come. While many believe that purchasing commercial real estate is most advantageous to a business owner, this is not always the case. However, those who choose to lease commercial property need to take certain things into consideration before signing off on a lease agreement.

A look at leasing and buying commercial real estate

Many business owners find themselves in a position where they need to locate real estate as a place to provide their goods and services. The question then becomes whether they should lease the property or outright buy it. The decision can be a challenging one, but it is one that should not be made lightly. Instead, business owners need to carefully consider their options and how choosing one option over the other will affect them in the future.The first way to acquire a business property is to lease it. This option may be appealing to those who have limited upfront cash flow, as well as those who may not have the appropriate credit history to obtain a commercial mortgage. Additionally, some find leasing appealing because the landlord is responsible for maintaining the property, which can reduce costs associated with property upkeep. In the long run though, a business owner who leases a property may wind up spending more money than an individual who purchases a property.Those who choose not to enter into a commercial lease may choose to buy commercial real estate. Of course, this will require more upfront money, but in the long run it may cost less than leasing. A business owner who buys a property will also be free to renovate the property as he or she sees fit to meet the business's needs. Also, those who purchase commercial property can benefit from any increased land value. So, those who purchase commercial real estate maintain much more control over the premises as well as the location of their business.Whether in individual is negotiating a commercial lease or the purchase of commercial real estate it is critical that he or she has a full understanding of the transaction process. Failing to do so could result in terms that are unfair to the business owner. This is why those who find themselves in this position should consider discussing the matter with a business law attorney who is reputable and trustworthy.

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