A Systems Approach to Commercial Property Due Diligence (An Investors Guide)


A Systems approach to thorough Due Diligence will provide all the information you require to make an informed choice and most importantly, provide peace of mind. Commercial Property Risk comes in four distinct areas. Each of these risks must be specifically identified and mitigated against. We include all the activities associated with closing the purchase, even those outside the process of Market, Financial, Tenant and Physical Due Diligence. No single person can be expected to complete all the information search by themselves. No one can remember to perform a thorough discovery process, there is just too much information to cover. Due Diligence demands that a proven system be used, to get the results you require. Doctors invest the same way they approach any presenting set of risk symptoms: break down a symptom (risk), and search the smallest components and follow a proven system of (due diligence) discovery.

A system checklist provides a step by step information search you will require for both apartment and Healthcare or Medical Office Building (MOB) commercial properties. A checklist will organize your actions and make sure you complete your search. Do not do begin your search without a complete list!

The Letter of Intent can give the Seller time to gather the information you need. The Seller may also resist your request for certain documents or delay making them available. When you put a request for information in your Letter of Intent (LOI), you can negotiate your information requirements up front. The sooner you start, the sooner you will have the information and begin to implement a systems discovery approach.