Stop paying rent! Profit by owning your business real estate.

Over the long term, New York City real estate values have appreciated greatly. Unfortunately, business owners who lease their commercial spaces have not benefited from this valuation rise.

Business owners who anticipate stability in terms of the size and scope of their operations could profit from outright ownership of their commercial space. Whether they seek to purchase commercial cooperatives shares or a condominium, buying commercial real estate can offer stability, ease and financial incentives that aren’t available to commercial property lessees.

Commercial Cooperatives & Condominiums

Commercial cooperatives and condominiums are fairly rare; they’re only really available for sale in large, metropolitan cities such as Chicago, London and New York. Less than 5 percent of the Manhattan commercial real estate market consists of commercial cooperative and condominium properties.

Commercial coops and condominiums in Manhattan vary in size from as small as 500 square feet to as large as several contiguous full floor spaces. While buying Manhattan office space might not be a plausible option for most business owners who would rather invest available resources for business development, owners who foresee long term occupancy of the same space might want to explore the option of purchasing a commercial space in New York City.

  • Built Out Law Firm Space in Madison Avenue 275 Madison, LAW, P7, 3,252SF, $65 Office
    17615 275 Madison, LAW, P7, 3,252SF, $65
    273 Madison Avenue New York NY 10016
  • Gramercy Park Medical Space in Gramercy Park South 8 Gramercy Park South, Ground Floor Medical Space Ground floor medical/professional space for rent. Currently configured as a dental practice with 4 operatories, a lab, reception area and 2 bathrooms. Efficient space for any medical or non-profit use. Entrance is thru the lobby of a residential building. Near Union Square and Gramercy Park. Office
    8504 8 Gramercy Park South, Ground Floor Medical Space
    8 Gramercy Park South New York NY 10003
  • Financial District Open Plan Office in Broadway 160 Broadway, Partial 10th Floor, 1,915 S.F. Loft style space with tenant controlled central HVAC unit. 11' ceilings with concrete floors. Bright space with windows facing East and West (Broadway). This space is currently a white box. It could easily be built out with 3-4 offices, a conference room, and an open area for a more office intensive use such as a law firm or accounting firm. Or it would work well as an open plan office rental for a technology or creative firm seeking a wide open space.This building is eligible for all Lower Manhattan Real Estate Incentive benefits. Office
    7181 160 Broadway, Partial 10th Floor, 1,915 S.F.
    160 Broadway New York NY 10038
  • Loft Style Office with Industrial Chic in West 29th Street 231 W. 29th Street, Partial 4th Floor Loft Loft style space located just a short walk from Penn Station. Beautiful creative space with 11' ceiling height and polished concrete floors. The current is condition is a white box, but the landlord will build to suit. Perfect space for tech companies, PR or advertising agencies, architectural firms or any creative user seek open plan space with an industrial feel.  Office
    15400 231 W. 29th Street, Partial 4th Floor Loft
    231 West 29th Street New York NY 10001
  • 14 Ft Ceilings-Office, Loft in West 27th St. 120 West 27th Street Amazing loft space with 14' exposed ceilings and wall of oversized windows facing south. Hardwood floors. Open plan space with dry pantry. Cooling via window units. Construction negotiable. Landlord seeking a 5-7 year lease term. Recently renovated common areas. Lobby attended during business hours.  Well maintained "B" office building; one of the best office rental values in Midtown South. Convenient to Penn Station and local buses and subways.This space would work well for an office use, art gallery or showroom. Office
    10093 120 West 27th Street
    120 West 27th St. New York NY 10001
  • Bright Open Loft Space in West 21st Street 50 West 21st St. Bright open loft space with polished concrete floor. Landlord will build. Rent negotiable. Office
    12875 50 West 21st St.
    50 West 21st Street New York NY 10010

Financial benefits

The long term financial incentives are far greater for commercial property co-op shareholders and condominium owners than commercial property lessees. Owners of commercial real estate benefit not only from certain tax write offs for interest and depreciation, but also from long term appreciation. A property owner is not subject to rent increases from a landlord, and also builds substantial equity as the mortgage payments are made. Lessees, while enjoying the option of flexibility if he or she chooses to relocate at the end of a lease, do not have the long term security of property ownership, which, in today’s market, is one of the more stable investments a business owner can make.

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