Commercial Property

DEFINITION of 'Commercial Property'

Real estate property that is used for business activities. Commercial properties fall into many categories and include including industrial properties, shopping centers, farms, offices, or even vacant land.

BREAKING DOWN 'Commercial Property'

Common examples of commercial property include the grocery store you regularly visit and the office buildings found near major urban centers. It is possible to monitor the trend in nationwide commercial property prices by following the Moody's Real Commercial Property Index.

Retail investors can profit from commercial real estate by investing in various real estate investment trusts (REIT).

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