How Property Management Can Help Maintain Value
harkins / August 3, 2018
Property management is not only helpful in maintaining a property’s value, it is essential. Active property management is necessary to keep up with all the taxes and legal tasks required for commercial property operation, stay abreast of the maintenance and upkeep of the building necessary for commercial activities take place there, and perform the overall guidance of the property towards the proper tenants and the proper tenor for the neighborhood. These three things will be important if the property is to grow in value over time.
Tax payments must be made promptly and accurately, or they will become many times more expensive. It is not difficult to imagine losing property entirely if the taxes are not taking care of well. In most circumstances, keeping up with taxes and other periodic expenses will be the responsibility of the property manager. If tax issues, zoning issues, interest on mortgage payments, and other financial matters come to interfere with the operation of the commercial property, the property manager will very likely be at fault.
Maintenance is another issue that simply cannot be neglected. Buildings do not “heal,” and maintenance issues with commercial property will rarely get better over time. If they are not repaired, they have the capacity to grow so large that the value of the investment is at risk. Property managers must perform all necessary maintenance on a timely schedule in order to maintain the value of the property.
Finally, the task of finding appropriate tenants who will treat the property with respect falls to the property manager. Good tenants will help a space grow and a neighborhood prosper. Poor tenants, left alone, can literally destroy the property. The property manager must be vigilant on all fronts, but they will be rewarded with a growing investment that holds its economic value with ease.
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