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Our key role is to identify buying opportunities and negotiate the best possible price on the right terms for our valued clients.

Buying a Commercial & Industrial Property

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to buying commercial or industrial property and there are number of important factors to consider when making a decision to purchase.

Business operation and development can be hindered by the struggle of securing the right premises. No matter what you're searching for, Locate Negotiate has a clear understanding of zoning and development requirements as well as the most up to date market insights. Our research and guidance can be the advantage you need to ensure your business or your commercial tenant prospers.

Buying a commercial property can be a fantastic investment if done correctly or a very expensive mistake if not. The buying process is a lot more complex than residential property and for this reason should only be done with the assistance of experts.

What We Offer

A commercial property buyer’s agent differs from a commercial real estate agent because we exclusively represent the interests of you, the buyer. We work to find a property that meets your needs and offers an outperforming ROI for the lifetime of your investment, secured for you at the lowest possible price.

A commercial property purchase which could include property zoned retail, office or industrial requires substantial research to ensure the property will continue to offer appeal to tenants and remain leased as well as to experience substantial capital growth.

Being successful in purchasing property involves more than just price. The commercial property market is all about connections, knowledge and experience. We provide these key attributes to our clients, giving them the advantage they need to get ahead of their competitors in the marketplace.

Who We Can Assist

Our acquisition strategies have assisted a wide variety of clients from first time commercial property buyers to those who are highly experienced and currently own large commercial portfolios, overseas investors, associations and private businesses.

Whether you are a passive or active investor, strategic buyer, looking for office, retail or commercial space, we are here to help. In every instance, due diligence is critical and some key conditions must be met.


Full Service

We understand that commercial properties require careful hands-on management in order to deliver reliable rental income and continued asset growth. Our job is to analyse your needs and form expert recommendations based on local business trends, key demographics and your individual needs and budget.

As your commercial property buyer’s agent, Locate Negotiate will source both on market and off market opportunities, negotiate the price and terms, conduct due diligence and manage the transaction right through to settlement.

We’ll handle all aspects with the vendor or agent, including inspections, assessments, discussions and negotiations.

From the moment you engage our services to the day you get the keys to your new property, we’ll work in partnership with you to develop and implement a strategy that gets results.

Self-Found Property

Our self-found property service is for clients who do not require the full buyer's agent process, but are seeking counsel about a particular area or property.

We provide expert advice, research, and professional guidance on properties before you commit.

This ensures that the property you have chosen is a viable investment, secured for you at the lowest possible price. We can also assist with buying strategies, negotiation and auction bidding.

The Locate Negotiate experience

"Let us do the work for you"

We follow your property requirements to a tee. We won’t present you with commercial properties that are too small or too large. We won’t include unnecessary amenities, features, or fittings that drive up the price. We work exclusively for you, and are always mindful of your budget.

We do the hard work but the decision is always yours to make. We provide a list of potential commercial investment properties and guide you through the pros and cons of each so you have the information you need to create a shortlist.

You needn’t be concerned that you’ll overpay for the property; we’ll be in your corner, negotiating the price on your behalf.

Auction Bidding

What is a property auction bidding agent? We represent the buyer in the purchase process of a property transaction either prior to auction, during an auction (bidding on your behalf) or post auction. Unlike traditional real estate agents who represent the seller, we exclusively represent you the "buyer" only.

Designed for those who have identified the property they wish to buy and have undertaken all necessary preliminary steps prior to auction day. Also, those who aren't in a position to be physically present at the auction itself or want to be represented by a professional bidder. We will undertake all the necessary requirements needed prior to bidding, we will bid strategically, following pre-set instructions and when successful, will oversee the completion of the Contract for Sale.

We offer an obligation-free initial meeting that can be conducted remotely or face to face. This allows you to understand more about our team, our experience and our passion for helping clients find their perfect property. This obligation free meeting also allows us to analyse your financial and personal goals to ensure that any future recommendations are aligned and tailored for your success.

What we know before our property search begins

Continual Research Analysis

The team at Locate Negotiate collate metropolitan and regional information from a variety of independent research companies and government institutions. From this information, we can gather important analysis regarding areas that are likely to experience continued growth and areas that are forecast for strong potential growth.

We examine reliable detailed market data in the following areas:

How we get started

We offer an obligation-free initial meeting that can be conducted remotely or face to face. This allows you to understand more about our team, our experience and our passion for helping clients find their perfect property. This obligation free meeting also allows us to analyse your financial and personal goals to ensure that any future recommendations are aligned and tailored for your success.

What our customers say

“We used John to purchase an investment property in Brisbane.  We had a pretty good idea of the sort of property we were looking for, but no idea where to look or how to start.  John talked us through our strategy, identified areas that met our criteria, took on board our feedback on properties we rejected and found us a great property in an area we would never have thought to look.  The negotiations were not straightforward, but throughout he was solutions focused and got the deal over the line.  Nothing was too much trouble and we'd use him again without hesitation.” Mitch B
“Thank you, John for your independent advice and experience in reviewing our portfolio, which was a mix of residential and commercial property. Your in-depth knowledge of the market was extremely helpful in determining what to retain and what properties to off-load in our portfolio. There is no way we would have obtained the level of thought and expertise without your involvement. Much appreciated!” Client: D McCloud
“We’d like to thank you for your advice and professionalism in handling the negotiations on our behalf. It certainly paid off for us financially to use Locate Negotiate services. We didn’t have the experience, nor the skills when it came to property negotiations and determining what a property is worth. I’m convinced we saved a lot of money by using Locate Negotiate. Brilliant Service!” Client: F & L Reardon

Case Studies

Property Purchase: Northern Beaches, NSW


We were engaged to locate a high exposure main road bulky goods site on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Our client is a high-end national furniture retailer. As part of their expansion plan, the objective was to establish their brand within this key location. We knew from the outset the assignment was going to be challenging. High profile sites are hard to find and property is rarely traded in the area.


We put together a shortlist of properties to target. We made some approaches and we were able to find a highly visible site that attracted over 60,000 vehicle passings daily. The owners were initially resistant to sell, however we persisted, and the owner eventually agreed to sell the property on the right terms. We achieved our objective in a relatively short period of time.

Property Purchase: Buderim, QLD

Price Range: $4,100,000


We were engaged to act for a time poor client who aspired to buy a commercial property in a growth corridor either in NSW or QLD. Their essential requirements were- high visibility from a main road or intersection, long-term secure tenant in place, quality building and showing a solid yield.


After reviewing a variety of properties in both states it was decided that this childcare centre property in Buderim was of interest as the area was predicted to grow exponentially in the years to come. We undertook the necessary due diligence, advised and consulted with our client. We received instructions and we strategically bid and secured the property at Auction for our client. Property highlights New purpose-built facility 15-year net lease 3% rent increase + ratchet provisions Tenant pays all outgoings including Land Tax

Property Purchase: Parramatta, Sydney

Price Range: $1,980,000

Despite a year of constant searching, a national company was unsuccessful in locating a suitable property for it to buy. Once they enlisted our services, Locate Negotiate provided the company with a comprehensive list of every building within Parramatta that matched their criteria. When we had compiled a short list of five buildings, we contact each owner to ascertain if they were interested in selling, and found one owner who was, once their tenant moved out. We were successful in negotiating a purchase price, with delayed settlement, based upon a below-market cap rate per square metre.

Property Purchase (Investment): Tempe, Sydney

Price Range: $1.2million

Locate Negotiate successfully negotiated a prominent street frontage freehold retail and office property in the suburb of Tempe for a referred client. Locate Negotiate helped transform it into a showcase business premises.

Our client asked the team not only to acquire this property, but to commission the refurbishment of two floors of vacant space. In addition, we were able to co-ordinate and appoint a specialised commercial agent to secure a tenant before the project works were completed. The agreed rent represented a better than market return for our client after factoring in capital costs for building works completed.

Property Acquisition (Owner Occupier): Marrickville, Sydney

Price Range: $3,000,000

Locate Negotiate were engaged by their client (ref by accountant) to carry out research, due-diligence for an industrial property which was being marketed by way of Expression of Interest. Key areas investigated were market price (taking into account comparable sales and current rate per sqm), building integrity, potential and compliance.

Locate Negotiate advised their client the need to utilise some other key building and development professionals to complete a thorough assessment of the property.

The client accepted that there was additional due-diligence required. Locate Negotiate engaged, co-ordinated and project managed these professionals to carry out their research.

The professionals included a Project Manager Builder to access condition of building, BCA (Building Certifier) to check compliance i.e. fire rating, disability access etc., and a Town Planner to access future potential to re-develop and potential zoning restrictions.

Locate Negotiate were able to advise their client on a fair market price to submit before the Expression of Interest closed. (Taking into account that there was a strong possibility that there would be considerable amount of work required to make the building compliant).

Locate Negotiate’s client purchased the building which was well under the estimate the selling agent was quoting. Happy customer!