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.
First, let’s take a look at the suburbs. While these are often viewed as primarily residential areas, they present a big opportunity for commercial development. In fact, they have recently been outpacing sales in central business districts, according to National Real Estate Investor. Here’s a look at some of the pros and cons of suburban commercial real estate investments:
Urban commercial real estate will always be a popular investment choice because of its location. The fact that urban areas have a higher concentration of people than suburban areas is reason enough for some investors. But they do have their pros and cons as well. Here are some of them:
In the end, both can potentially be a sound investment depending on the investor. Regardless of whether you’re investing in urban or suburban commercial real estate, Quarem can help you get the most out of your investment. To see how, request a demo of Quarem today!
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