Ensuring the success of your commercial real estate investment is a full-time job—and it’s not necessarily something you want to do alone. That’s why many property owners secure the expertise of a commercial property management team, like Kuester CRE. The specific services offered might include overseeing leases, collecting rent, screening tenants, and ensuring that the property is kept cleaned and maintained. On a broader level, though, the commercial property management team is there to safeguard your financial investment, ensuring your commercial property is run smoothly and brings you ample success.
As such, it’s clear that you don’t want to settle for just any commercial property management team. It’s important to find a company that fits well with your goals—but how?
What to Look for in a Commercial Property Management Company
It’s important to be aware that not all commercial property management companies are created equal, and we encourage you to do your due diligence; seek a company that has the qualifications needed to provide you with a truly superior service. Here are some of the specific qualifications we’d look for.
They take a proactive approach. You don’t want a commercial property management company that contents itself to show up when things break and need fixing; instead, you want a company that takes a preventative approach, handling routine maintenance and keeping things from breaking in the first place. You want a company that shows up to apply a new coat of paint when it’s needed, without you having to ask. And you want a company that looks for ways to make your property greener or more energy efficient—helping you and your tenants save money, in the process!
They respond quickly. With all of that said, emergency needs are bound to arise—so make sure you find a management team that will respond to calls, emails, and texts promptly, showing up to handle things ASAP.
They have a good marketing team. Simply put, your building isn’t going to fill itself. To find the right tenants, you’ll need to promote the building in the right channels. A good commercial real estate team will have the marketing expertise to do just that.
They have commercial real estate expertise. How do you know what kind of amenities to include in your property, in order to keep tenants satisfied? How do you ensure that any construction or remodeling projects are handled smoothly, without disrupting your current tenants? These are the kinds of questions that require a real, specific knowledge of commercial real estate.
They’re approachable. Finally, and most simply: You want a company that has offices nearby; a company that answers its phones and seems happy to field your questions and concerns; and a company that’s agreeable to work with! There’s no need for you to settle for a management team that offers anything less than exemplary customer service.
These are all important hallmarks of a successful commercial real estate company—and if you’d like to learn more about how Kuester CRE fits the bill, we’d love to tell you! Reach out to us today using our toll-free number today: 855-723-2500.