DEFINITION of 'Commercial Investment'
An investment in a for-profit enterprise involved in the buying and/or selling of goods and/or services that is expected to generate cash flow. A commercial investment can be assumed by an individual, group or institution. Frequently, a commercial investment is shared by a group of investors combining assets in order to fund the investment.
BREAKING DOWN 'Commercial Investment'
A commercial investment occurs where an investor commits money or capital to purchase, either entirely or a percentage of, a for-profit property or business. Examples of commercial investments include different types of real estate properties, such as apartment complexes, hotels or industrial complexes.