The Due Diligence Handbook for Commercial Real Estate - Brian Hennessey

The Due Diligence Handbook for Commercial Real Estate

By Brian Hennessey

  • Release Date: 2015-07-16
  • Genre: Reference
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings


There’s a huge problem in the CRE business today that nobody is talking about- Due Diligence.

Investors barely scratch the surface when purchasing commercial real estate investments, mainly because “they don’t know what they don’t know”. They’re needlessly throwing money away or making bad investments, as well as putting themselves through a tremendous amount of stress, worry and mental anquish by not conducting their due diligence properly.

Brokers are wasting a valuable opportunity to help their clients and promote themselves as a true ally, while helping clients purchase investment properties and putting themselves in a position for potential litigation by not learning these essential principles.

The information in this handbook, which is a step-by-step "roadmap", is a proven system that helps you to be able to invest with confidence, while making an informed and intelligent decision to buy or NOT buy. It's applicable to all the different property types, such as: multi-family residential, retail, industrial, office, or any real estate investment.

Having and adhering to a proven system allows you to do it faster, easier, as well as more efficiently, and you’re less likely to miss something.

I’ve been in the commercial real estate business for over 30 years as a broker, syndicator and acquisition/disposition executive for an investor and his investors. I’ve bought and sold over 9 million square feet of commercial properties all over the US. After the first couple of transactions I decided to create a reference manual for myself to help remember all of the issues and problems to look for, questions to ask, checklists needed, concerns to be addressed, etc. So every time I came across a new lesson to be learned, which there were plenty, because I "didn't know what I didn't know", I'd include it.

After showing my reference manual to some friends in the real estate business, they said I should share the information, that others would find it valuable. Since publishing it, thousands of copies have been sold around the world.

It has dozens of tips and strategies to help you to avoid problems and issues, as well as create value. Most investors leave big money on the table by not knowing how to properly conduct due diligence when buying real estate.

By not knowing these important principles, you're just "throwing the dice" and hoping it all works out.

Buy it today and be prepared for your next real estate investment purchase. Because you "don't know what you don't know."


  • Great book

    By SL5677
    Great book
  • Short and insightful

    By ArmandA21
    I am new to CRE and the book was recommended by a senior industry professional. Within 3 hours I had acquired decades of the authors insight in regards to due diligence. A lot of books I read are filled with "pump-up" motivational/commonsense lessons, this book is straight-to-the-point information.