9 Best Books on Commercial Real Estate (2023 Reviews)

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9 Best Books on Commercial Real Estate

Real Estate Bees’ editorial team asked a number of industry-leading real estate agents and brokers to share their expertise on the top-rated commercial real estate books to help our readers make a more educated purchase decision when researching available resources.

With the help of the experts, we identified the best books for commercial real estate agents and brokers and evaluated their features. Visiting retailers of the listed products by clicking links within our content may earn us commissions from your purchases, but we never receive any compensation for the inclusion of products and/or services in our consumer guides. Read our editorial guidelines to learn more about our review and rating process.

— Kimberly Anderson, Senior Creative Editor at Real Estate Bees

Thrive by Blaine Strickland


The content of “Thrive” is just as inspirational as its title promises.

This book kickstarts you on the way to new heights in the commercial or residential real estate sales and investing, offering meaningful prescriptions to common challenges and issues that anyone in this business faces at any time throughout their careers.

In particular, the book explains how to take over your market, how to outperform your competitors, how to build strong relationships with partners and clients, and much more, while increasing your income and achieving new financial goals.


Getting Started in Commercial Real Estate by Adam Von Romer CCIM & Patricia O’Connor


Being a residential real estate agent, one day you will for sure encounter a deal in the commercial real estate field.

At this point, a good guide is right what you need to close the deal successfully or probably even to switch to a new career and embrace new opportunities.

“Getting Started in Commercial Real Estate” is a good choice in this case. This book presents an easy to implement ten-step plan to get started in the new sphere and shares valuable resources to form a good base for further development.


The Due Diligence Handbook For Commercial Real Estate by Brian Hennessey


Investment property due diligence is something often overlooked by commercial real estate agents. It is often considered as something unnecessary or too complicated to bother and such an attitude sometimes ends in a very unpleasant way.

The purpose of The Due Diligence Handbook For Commercial Real Estate is to help you avoid all the expensive and humiliating consequences of making mistakes during due diligence conduction or not conducting it at all.

It is an extremely useful guide to closing legally flawless deals and making informed decisions.


Brokers Who Dominate by Rod Santomassimo


“Brokers Who Dominate” is the exposure of interviews with a bunch of successful commercial real estate brokers.

It is a great material to learn proven strategies and actionable commercial real estate marketing approaches, as well as an introduction of promising platforms and structures from the point of view of true professionals.

This book offers a chance to learn from the top performers, adopt their practices, and develop your own strategy and real estate agent skills on the basis of something above usual trial and error method that always involve making lots of mistakes.


Commercial Real Estate Teams Built to Dominate by Rod Santomassimo


As in any other business, being part of a right team in commercial real estate sales is just as valuable as making your way as an individual. Team work is necessary to achieve greater results, bigger profits, and deliver more client satisfaction.

This book is all about building an integrated team, able to take over the market and help all its members achieve their personal goals. It tells stories of successful teams and delivers insights into their structures and approaches.


The Complete Guide to Developing Commercial Real Estate by Robert A. Wehrmeyer


Robert Wehrmeyer is a successful commercial real estate developer and part-time college professor who shares his knowledge and expertise in “The Complete Guide to Developing Commercial Real Estate”.

This book offers a chance to understand the essence of developing a commercial property from the point of view of a practicing expert. It covers all stages of this process from gaining an idea to scaling.

All in all, it is a valuable read for anyone interested in the opportunities hidden within commercial development and the ways to benefit from them.


Commercial Real Estate Power Brokers by Jim Gillespie


“Commercial Real Estate Power Brokers” is one of the best interview-based books on the subject of the commercial real estate. Within it, Jim Gillespie managed to gather the best insights and helpful secrets five top brokers chose to share with the world.

These include tactics of networking in the context of real estate, tips on making important calls, strategies to building relationships with clients and partners, bits of advice on systematization and organization, and much more valuable, tried-and-true information that works for everyone.


How to Succeed in Commercial Real Estate by John L. Bowman


“How to Succeed in Commercial Real Estate” is a nice overview of the commercial real estate sales as it is seen by a broker with over 30 years of experience in the industry.

It covers four main parts of this market – retail, office, industrial, and investment – providing insights on practical and technical sides of each of them.

The author shares his own expertise and understanding of success in the business, underlining that becoming a top performer doesn’t always mean sacrificing ethics and putting the amount of sales above all.


The Fundamentals of Listing and Selling Commercial Real Estate by Loren K. Keim


Well-written and easy-to-read, the book “The Fundamentals of Listing and Selling Commercial Real Estate” is actually right what its title promises.

This is a profound book about the fundamental things, a good starting point and a valuable source of information for a newcomer to the market and a nice piece for a more experienced professional to refresh knowledge of basics.

It offers both theory of property and investment analysis and lots of practical techniques and explanations of routine tasks like presentations and negotiations.


About the Author

With over 20+ years of experience in real estate investment and renovation, Brian Robbins brings extensive knowledge and innovative solutions to the HouseCashin team. Over the years Brian has been involved in over 300 transactions of income producing properties across the US. Along with his passion for real estate, Brian brings with him a deep understanding of real estate risks and financing.