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12.19.18New To Commercial Real Estate? 10 Major Differences From Residential Property Investments

Article submitted by Sean Marcantel, Sales and Leasing Agent for Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, LLC

Written by Forbes Real Estate Council | October 4, 2018

Real estate investing often comes down to one big question: residential or commercial space? While residential investors may think they have the knowledge and skills to enter the commercial real estate(CRE) game, there are many differences between the two markets. Without a solid understanding of property valuation, rent structure and the various segments of CRE, you may find yourself in over your head.

Forbes Real Estate Council have experience in both residential and commercial transactions, so they understand the key factors that vary between these two types of investments. Ten members highlighted important things every residential investor should know before getting involved in a commercial real estate deal.

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Sean Marcantel joined Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, LLC in October of 2016.  He attended Louisiana State University at Eunice (LSUE).  He has been in Business Sales in the Greater Baton Rouge area for over 15 years.  Sean will be pursuing his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation through the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute.  Sean’s professional memberships include the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division (CID) and the Louisiana CCIM Chapter.  Sean’s commitment in the Baton Rouge Community is apparent through his service on the BREC’sPlanning & Parks Resources Committee.  He has been involved in several church, civic, and networking groups throughout his sales career.  Some of the groups include The Baton Rouge Ancient Athletes Society, several Chambers of CommerceBetter Business BureauBusiness Network InternationalSt. Vincent DePaul, as well as Junior Achievement.

Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, LLC is a member of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce (BRAC); the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce; the Baton Rouge Better Business Bureau; the Louisiana Commercial Data Base (LACDB); and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Several agents, on an individual basis, are members of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR), the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM); the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR); and the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division (CID).

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