Must Read Books for Commercial Investing

Top Books on Commercial Investing

These are a list of foundational books that should be in everyone's library who is serious about investing in commercial properties. We are always looking for new recommendations, so leave in the comments. Note: a suggestion is no guarantee a book will be added to the list. We are not getting any commission/fees for listing these books.

The Real Estate Game by William J. Poorvu and Jeffrey L. Cruikshank
Offers an insider’s perspective on developing, owning, and managing commercial real estate, drawing from the author’s 40 years of experience and 30 years of teaching at Harvard Business School.

Commercial Real Estate Investing for Dummies by Peter Conti and Peter Harris
Covers the basics of commercial real estate investing, from finding and evaluating properties, to negotiating deals, to managing tenants and cash flow.

Mastering the Art of Commercial Real Estate Investing by Doug Marshall
Teaches you how to maximize your returns and minimize your risks by following six principles of commercial real estate investing, such as choosing the right property, securing the best financing, and creating value through management.

The Due Diligence Handbook for Commercial Real Estate by Brian Hennessey
Teaches you how to conduct a thorough and effective due diligence process for commercial properties, and avoid costly mistakes and surprises.

The Encyclopedia of Commercial Real Estate Advice by Terry Painter
Covers everything you need to know about commercial real estate, from finding and analyzing deals, to financing and closing them, to managing and leasing them, and more.

Keeping It Real on Commercial Real Estate by Todd T. Nepola
Reveals the secrets and strategies of successful commercial real estate investors and brokers, and shows you how to apply them to your own business.

Beyond the Building: How to Use Innovation to Create and Grow Your Commercial Real Estate Portfolio by Rob Finlay
Explores how technology and innovation are transforming the commercial real estate industry, and how you can leverage them to create value and competitive advantage.

The Art of the Real by Daniel Lebensohn
Shares the author’s personal story of overcoming challenges and achieving success in commercial real estate, and provides insights and advice on how to navigate the market and make smart decisions.