One of the beautiful aspects of commercial real estate investing is its diversity. Urban, suburban, rural… you have plenty of options in the route you want to take. A popular debate CRE pros have with each other, however, is whether urban or suburban is a smarter play.
This is a bit of a seesaw argument here driven by fluctuations in generational factors, costs and consumer habits. There is not a right or wrong answer. That being said, let’s take a look at the pros and cons for each to allow CRE investors to further make educated decisions on investing in urban or suburban areas.