Series: The Advantages of Owning Commercial Property III

owning a dental practice

This 5 part educational series will begin with the advantages of owning commercial property. Please follow us in the coming weeks to learn about the additional benefits of being a property owner.

Most business owners eventually confront the question of whether to purchase or lease their office space. There are many factors to consider in making this important decision. For new dental practitioners who are uncertain of future space needs and want to ensure maximum cash flow as they grow their business, leasing may be a wise option. But for new or seasoned practice owners with a strong financial profile, a clear picture of future growth, and the ability to take advantage of the tax benefits of ownership, a commercial real estate purchase can provide a solid foundation for growing the business.

Equity Appreciation

As you build equity in your business real estate, it becomes an increasingly valuable asset that you can leverage to further grow your business without putting your practice itself at risk. This gives you greater flexibility in managing your business growth. It also gives you additional options when it comes time to retire. As the commercial property owner, you can sell the practice and underlying property outright at the time of retirement, or sell the practice only and lease the commercial property, producing an ongoing income stream.