If you’re interested in investing in commercial real estate, Atlanta is one of the top places in the Unites States to begin your search, even if you’re from outside of the city.
Investment properties in Atlanta are currently selling for well below the national average, while property appreciation rates in Atlanta averaged 3.16% annually over the last decade.
This puts Atlanta in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation.
Atlanta is not only Georgia’s capital, but also its economic center.
With a low cost of living and increasing employment opportunities, Atlanta attracts students, young professionals, families and more, leading to strong population growth.
Atlanta also has one of the top rental markets in the United States and high-rise apartment complexes account for almost half of the city’s housing units.
Commercial Real Estate for Sale in Atlanta
Whether you’re looking to purchase office, industrial, multifamily or retail properties, there are ways to find the best opportunities and to maximize your return on investment.
In this article, we’ll cover many of the best online listings platforms for finding commercial real estate for sale in Atlanta. These include commercial, FSBO and even some residential listings platforms.
You can use this information to find the best search platforms for your personal needs based on the data each platform provides, ease of use of each platform and the cost, if any, associated with utilizing each platform.
Commercial and Residential Real Estate Listings
There are a number of excellent commercial listings platforms to consider when searching for commercial real estate for sale in Atlanta. We review some of the best national options below as well as couple of great local choices.
You may not have considered checking residential real estate listings platforms for commercial real estate for sale, but some of these can be good places to consult as well.
LoopNet Commercial Real Estate
With the most commercial property listings of any online marketplace, LoopNet is going to be a go to listings platform for almost any search for commercial real estate for sale in Atlanta.
LoopNet’s parent company CoStar offers a paid information solution for industry professionals including sales and lease comps, tenant records, property contact information, analytics and reports. Their property listings are free for anyone to browse.
The LoopNet search engine allows you to search properties for sale and for lease. Property types are broken down into many different categories, most of which also offer multiple sub-category options. LoopNet’s advanced search offers many more options for filtering results to your exact specifications.
You can save searches and favorites on LoopNet by creating a free account. LoopNet can also be accessed by iPhone or Android app.
CREXi Commercial Real Estate
Active and fast growing, CREXi is another major player in the commercial real estate listings market. They offer a variety of plans designed to help brokers improve their marketing, optimize their processes and close deals faster.
For those looking to invest in commercial real estate, CREXi lists properties for sale and lease and provides market intelligence for many major metro markets.
CREXi offers some of the most comprehensive search filters of any listings platform. Options include location, price, cap rate, square footage, price per square foot, property type, number of units, keys, beds, pads or pumps, keyword, tenancy status, occupancy percentage, listing status and more.
CIMLS Commercial Real Estate
It’s a free commercial real estate online resource providing commercial property marketing, data and listing management services.
You can begin your search form commercial property for sale in Atlanta by using the search box on the CIMLS home page or by clicking either one of the “Commercial Real Estate Property Listings By Location” links (listed by state) or one of the many “Commercial Real Estate Property Listings By Property Type” links.
Search results can be filtered by location, property type, price, keyword and square footage and are presented in list view only.
Zillow Commercial Real Estate
No review of real estate listings platforms would be complete without mentioning Zillow. With the most listings of any platform, Zillow is always worth a look.
Although Zillow is primarily a residential database, you can use it to find commercial real estate for sale as well by utilizing the keyword search filter. Try searching using key words like multifamily, duplex, triplex, apartment building and commercial.
Bull Realty Commercial Real Estate
Headquartered in Atlanta and licensed in nine states, Bull Realty is a commercial real estate sales, leasing and advisory firm primarily serving the Atlanta area.
They offer solutions related to 1031 exchanges, acquisitions, dispositions, landlord services, special assets, tenant services and valuation.
Retail market intelligence reports and services are available for CRE in the following sectors: office, retail, multi family, industrial, land, healthcare, hospitality, single tenant net lease, self storage and senior housing.
Bull Realty’s property search page will allow you to search a wide range of specific property types for sale or lease. You can also enter a price range or market area, perform a keyword search or choose from several additional search options.
Richard Bowers & Co. Commercial Real Estate
Richard Bowers & Company bills itself as Atlanta’s premiere privately held commercial real estate firm. They lease and sell office, industrial, retail, land and investment property.
Aside from commercial property listings for the Atlanta area, they offer services including corporate tenant representation, landlord representation, commercial property acquisition and disposition, investment sales, and property management.
Also available on the Richard Bowers & Co. website are The Bowers Digest, a comprehensive analysis of the Atlanta market, and The Market Report, a snapshot of Atlanta’s office market for the most recent quarter.
Property listings on the Richard Bowers & Co. search platform are separated by property type. Each property type is searchable by keyword. You can also view the property listings by submarket.
For Sale by Owner Listings
If you’re interested in saving money by avoiding expensive broker fees and saving time by dealing directly with property owners, you’ll want to check out for sale by owner listings platforms as well.
The other option would be to go off-market with Reonomy to discover the perfect property for you, as well as the contact information of property owners.
Below, we’ve listed some good choices when searching for commercial real estate for sale by owner in Atlanta.
Craigslist Commercial Real Estate
Craigslist is one of the best places to search for commercial real estate for sale by owner in Atlanta, or anywhere else in the United States. Craigslist offers separate websites for each area it serves, and listings are free.
Once on the Craigslist Atlanta home page, clicking Office & Commercial under the Housing section brings up thousands of commercial properties available for sale and lease in the Atlanta area. Search results can be filtered by price and keyword.
A simple “for sale” keyword search brings results ranging from churches to daycare centers to mobile home parks to industrial buildings and so much more.
Buildings By Owner Commercial Real Estate
As the only listings platform dedicated exclusively to buying, selling and leasing commercial real estate by owner, Buildings By Owner is another excellent platform to utilize when looking for commercial property for sale.
Using Buildings By Owner, investors can search commercial property for sale by owner across the United State and Canada.
Sample Searches of Different Platforms
As you can see, each listings platform offers a slightly different experience from the next. You will need to tailor your search process depending on the platforms you use, the type of property you’re looking for and your desired search result specificity.
Here are a couple of examples of how to perform specific searches for commercial real estate for sale in Atlanta using Buildings By Owner and LoopNet.
Atlanta Office Building Search with Buildings By Owner
To search Buildings By Owner for office buildings for sale in Atlanta, click the For Sale tab at the top of the site’s home page.
This will bring up a search page. In the Advanced Search section of the page, under Property Type, check the box next to Office.
Choose the correct location using the Location drop down menu options. If desired, enter your price range and any relevant key words.
Finally, click the blue Search button in the bottom right corner.
Atlanta High-Rise Search with LoopNet
Using LoopNet to search for high-rise apartment buildings for sale in Atlanta is extremely simple.
On the LoopNet home page, enter Atlanta, GA in the location search box.
On the search results page, click the Property Types drop down menu. Then click the Multifamily drop down and check the box next to High-rise.
If you’d like, you can filter your search results further by clicking More Filters on the search menu bar.
This opens the Advanced Search box, which will allow you to filter your search by metro area, professional submarket, total price, price per square foot, price per unit, building size, number of units, keyword and more.
This listings platform overview provides you with a small portion of the options you have when searching for commercial real estate for sale in Atlanta.
Whether you’re a first time commercial property investor or a seasoned veteran of the commercial real estate market, we know that you’ll be able to find a mix of search platforms and industry services that will help you reach your investment goals.