If you are going to enter the commercial property management market you need to find yourself a good commercial property management company to work with. It does not matter whether you already have commercial property that you want to sell or you want to rent it out using a commercial property company will save you a lot of hassle and money in the long run. The same applies if you want to buy commercial property whether you want to rent it out or use it for your own business.
Take the time to research the companies who work in the area you are interested in investing in. There are good and bad property management companies out there, so you need to do your research before committing to using one of them. A good place to start your search is by asking friends or colleagues that are already running commercial properties who they use. If they have already found a good commercial property management company consider using them yourself, at least in the first instance.
Online forums can be another place to get a feel for which companies offer a good service and which are mediocre at best. If you attend property auctions chat with other commercial property buyers to see who they use and what they think of the service they receive.
As with all business relationships you need to get on with your account manager. If you clash you will never have a successful working relationship, so look for a company which has a similar business philosophy and priorities to you.
Carry out a thorough check of the services offered by each company to ensure that you do not end up using a company who only meets some of your needs. For example if you are interested in buying lots of commercial property you are going to want a commercial property management firm that has its own chartered surveyor, so you do not have the hassle of arranging your own property surveys.
Do not be rushed into a deal with a commercial property company. Choose unwisely and you could spend a lot of money and get nothing but problems in return.