DEFINITION of 'Com-Dev Company'

Shortened form of "Commercial Development Company." These companies build and sell/lease commercial real-estate, software or applications for wide-scale commercial use. In the context of a specific stock, COM DEV may also refer to a Canadian developer and manufacturer of space hardware subsystems that has more 50% share of the global communications satellite market for its core products.

BREAKING DOWN 'Com-Dev Company'

Com-dev companies are typically involved in projects that take a number of years to develop, such as building up viable real-estate or software is a time-intensive process. While most com-dev companies are also referred to as business-to-business (B2B) companies, usage of these two terms has dwindled over the past decade, and neither of them is widely used at present.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Commercial

    Relating to commerce. In the investment field, the term "commercial" ...
  2. Commercialization

    The process by which a new product or service is introduced into ...
  3. Commercial Code

    Private and public laws that regulated how commerce is to be ...
  4. Commercial Bank

    A financial institution that provides services, such as accepting ...
  5. Commercial Year

    A commercial year is a 360 day year composed of 12 months with ...
  6. Commercial Real Estate Loan

    definition of a commercial real estate loan
Related Articles
  1. Investing

    Find Fortune In Commercial Real Estate

    Investing in big buildings means big money - and bigger risks.
  2. Insights

    The Role of Commercial Banks in the Economy

    We interact with commercial banks daily to carry out simple financial tasks. That said, the function and creation of a commercial bank is anything but simple.
  3. Investing

    Introduction To Commercial Paper

    Commercial paper is a short-term instrument that can be a viable alternative for retail fixed-income investors looking for a better rate of return on their money.
  4. Investing

    What's a Commercial Bank?

    A commercial bank is a type of financial institution that accepts deposits, offers checking account services, makes business, personal and mortgage loans; and offers basic financial products ...
  5. Investing

    The Reality of Commercial Real Estate Loans

    It’s corporations and partnerships that most commonly take out commercial real estate loans.
  6. Investing

    Commercial Paper

    Commercial paper is a short-term debt security issued by financial companies and large corporations. The corporation promises the buyer a return, or profit, for making the loan. The return is ...
  7. Small Business

    The Top 10 Hidden Factors Affecting Software Stocks

    Want to invest in software? Here are the most important factors affecting profits, revenues, and stock price of software companies
  8. Investing

    Commercial Real Estate: How it Works

    The ins and outs of what commercial real estate companies do.
  9. Investing

    Commercial Real Estate Agent: Career Path & Qualifications

    Learn about the qualifications, skills and licensing requirements to be a commercial real estate agent and how to get started in this career path.
RELATED FAQS
  1. How can retail investors invest in commercial paper?

    Find out how individual retail investors can purchase short-term commercial paper, but why it rarely makes good investment ... Read Answer >>
  2. How does investment banking differ from commercial banking?

    Discover how investment banking differs from commercial banking, the responsibilities of each and how the two can be combined ... Read Answer >>
  3. Can retail investors buy commercial paper?

    Find out whether retail investors buy commercial paper, and learn about the restrictions that often prevent individual investors ... Read Answer >>
  4. What's the difference between investment banks and commercial banks?

    Understand the principal differences between investment banks and commercial banks, and the areas of banking services that ... Read Answer >>
  5. Can a business ever be too small to issue commercial paper?

    See why market forces regulate the size of companies that issue commercial paper, even though there are no official regulations ... Read Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Magna Cum Laude

    An academic level of distinction used by educational institutions to signify an academic degree which was received "with ...
  2. Cover Letter

    A written document submitted with a job application explaining the applicant's credentials and interest in the open position. ...
  3. 403(b) Plan

    A retirement plan for certain employees of public schools, tax-exempt organizations and certain ministers. Generally, retirement ...
  4. Master Of Business Administration - MBA

    A graduate degree achieved at a university or college that provides theoretical and practical training to help graduates ...
  5. Liquidity Event

    An event that allows initial investors in a company to cash out some or all of their ownership shares and is considered an ...
  6. Job Market

    A market in which employers search for employees and employees search for jobs. The job market is not a physical place as ...
Trading Center