A lot of new investors have tried to first invest in other types of commercial properties such as office buildings or shopping centers; only to realize that the transition is just too drastic and it ends up costing them the property, all their money leaving them deep in debt, destroying their credit and it takes years for them to recover.
Apartment buildings are tremendously easier to purchase, maintain & put on auto-pilot simply because most of us already understand how to rent an apartment and tenants are almost always readily available.
The buying process for other commercial properties (like shopping centers or office buildings) is not much different however the financing is much more difficult to obtain and leasing usually requires a team of very experienced individuals to negotiate contracts with business tenants.
If you're a new investor with little or no cash to invest, you MUST first start out with apartment buildings. Once you own at least 2 properties with at least 50 units in each property (which should be more then enough to pay you over ,000 a month in net passive income cash flow) you can then branch out to other areas of commercial real estate.
After you own a few apartment buildings and have those properties generating you enough monthly cash flow; THEN you can absorb any vacancies that might come from not being able to rent out space in your office building, warehouse or shopping center.
Apartments are where just about all successful commercial real estate investors started out, so why try and fight the odds. Apartments are the fastest, easiest and safest way to create monthly income and massive profits.
While it is technically possible to have your first deal be a warehouse, shopping center or office building... the statistics show that it almost never happens.
Most investors who first try to jump to other commercial properties before they own a couple of apartment buildings, inevitably fail and quit this business never to return...
That's why I teach boot camps training seminars on how to buy apartment buildings with no money at all and create a steady stream of monthly Passive Income each and every month for the Rest of your Life!