Property Owner Search
Learn how to search for any commercial property owner in the nation.
Throughout this page, you’ll find everything you need to know about using Reonomy to search, analyze, and understand commercial property owners, no matter where that owner is located in the U.S., and no matter what type of property they own.
We’ll give a breakdown of how to search for one owner, or for many owners at once.
You’ll see how to search for an owner by name, then see how to carry out a property owner search using information such as an owner’s:
You’ll also see how to discover property owners in need of financial, transactional, and/or building services by filtering your market based on:
No matter what the case may be, Reonomy property intelligence can help you discover the owners you need, understand those owners’ needs, and immediately get in touch with them—all in one place.
Property Owner Search by Name
For those that know the name of an owner or LLC and simply want to learn more about them…
The Reonomy app offers the ability to search for the name of the recorded owner or for the actual name of the true property owner.
If you only know the name of an LLC or owning entity, you can still get to the names of the true property owners.
Within the platform, under the tab titled Ownership, you’ll find search filters for Owner name and Owner of Record.
Use the Owner name filter to search for true property owner names:
This filter includes the ability to search for partial names—in case you only know the first or last name of an owner (though it may also leave you with too many results).
Use the Owner of record filter to search for owners by LLC or company name:
After adding the name of a person or LLC owner, you can continue adding filters targeted at the assets owned by those groups.
So, if you’re searching for a very common name—say, “John Smith,” for example—you can assure that you’re identifying the correct “John Smith.”
Additional filters let you identify owners based on their location, the characteristics of the building(s) they own, and their real estate financial history.
That means you can search for a “John Smith” in San Francisco, owner of a 25 unit office building.
OR, you could search for “John Smith” in Myrtle Beach, SC, owner of a mobile home park that hasn’t been sold in 18 years.
OR, a “John Smith” in Milburn, NE, owner of a 12 acre land parcel coming to terms on a loan.
You can also sift through your market based on the above mentioned factors without including an owner’s name—this lets you sift through every owner in your market that has a specified set of traits.
In doing this, you can discover who the owner is, and gain access to their contact information (see how to do that below).
Property Owner Search by Address
When prospecting a particular commercial property to purchase or offer services to, making direct contact with the owner can expedite the process of winning new business.
The thing is, in many cases, you won’t know the name of the owner.
So what now—do you head down to the county recorder’s office to start gathering intel? Not necessarily.
With Reonomy, you can search any commercial property address in the U.S. and uncover the property owner almost instantly.
Alls you have to do is enter an address in the top-aligned search bar within the platform.
The address should appear in the dropdown, which you can click to see full property, owner, and transaction details for the asset at-hand:
Reonomy also allows you to go beyond the reported owning entity and find the real people behind the LLC.
Just by having the address, you can uncover the following information:
- Owner Name
- Owner Mailing Address
- Owner Phone Number
- Owner Email
- Building Measurements
- Building and Lost Classification
- Property Transaction History
- Property Debt History
- Tenancy (for non-residential buildings)
- Property Tax History
This helps you make contact with owners quickly and with ease.
Now, you can spend more time understanding the needs of the owner you are contacting, explore their entire portfolio, and see how many and what types of properties they own.
Dig deeper into the building level details of each property. Understand each property in true detail, then tailor your pitch to that owner based on what you’ve learned.
Property Owner Search by State
You can also find property owners without an address, by searching based on more broad geographic delegations.
Filter your search to find commercial property owners across any state, city, county, zip code, or street in the United States.
For example, tailor your commercial property owner search to the state you work in.
California Property Owners
Search over 3 million commercial properties in California to find property owners.
Refine your California property owner search by asset type, recency of purchase and/or property owner debt.
Find Californian property owners by analyzing:
- 600,000+ multifamily properties
- 66,000+ offices
- 141,000+ retail buildings
- And more
Texas Property Owners
Search 4.5 million commercial properties in Texas to find property owners.
Find Texan property owners by analyzing:
- 165,000+ multifamily properties
- 2.6+ million land parcels
- 1.5+ million agricultural land parcels
- 64,000+ office buildings
- And more
Florida Property Owners
Search more than 2.8 million commercial properties in Florida to find owners.
Find Florida property owners by analyzing:
- 80,000+ office buildings
- 81,000+ retail properties
- 200,000+ multifamily assets
- And more
Property Owner Search by City or MSA
You can also tailor your search to only analyze your city or MSA of focus, wherever that might be.
Los Angeles Commercial Property Owners
Find commercial property owners in Los Angeles by searching 210,000 properties city-wide, or over 725,000 million properties across the entire Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim MSA.
In the Los Angeles MSA, analyze owners across:
- 275,000+ multifamily properties
- 170,000+ land parcels
- 18,000 office buildings
- 13,000+ mixed-use buildings
- 48,000+ retail properties
- And more
Houston Commercial Property Owners
To find commercial property owners in Houston, search 160,000 commercial properties across the city, or nearly 700,000 properties throughout the entire Houston MSA.
Uncover ownership on:
- 22,000+ multifamily properties
- 22,000+ retail buildings
- 9,000+ offices
- 18,000+ industrial buildings
- And more
Chicago Commercial Property Owners
Find commercial property owners in the city of Chicago by searching nearly 300,000 commercial properties in the city, or 1 million across the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin MSA.
Amongst those properties, search Chicagoan owners across:
- 200,000+ multifamily properties
- 45,000+ industrial buildings
- 40,000+ retail properties
- 400,000+ land parcels
- And more
Property Owner Search by Asset Type
If your focus is on a particular commercial property type, tailor your property owner search to that asset type and its sub-classes.
You can search for owners of general commercial assets, offices, retail buildings, multifamily properties, industrial properties, vacant land, and more—including sub-classes of each.
Layer asset class filters on top of location filters, or utilize property type filters on their own.
Commercial Building Owners
Nationwide, search more than 850,000 office buildings, 1 million industrial buildings, 86,000 hotels/motels/resorts, 1.3 million retail properties, and 270,000 mixed-use properties to find building owners of any size.
Multifamily Property Owners
Sift through more than 4.3 million multifamily properties nationwide to find targeted owners.
Apartment Building Owners
Find apartment building owners across the US, refine your search by the number of apartment building units, building size, and geographic location.
Search 700,000+ apartment buildings to find apartment building owners.
Combine your search with other multifamily asset types, or simply search generally for multifamily properties by unit count.
Find Land Owners
Find land owners nationwide, search more than 28 million vacant land parcels to find ownership information.
Search for residential vacant land owners, commercial vacant land owners or agricultural land owners.
Target your searches by filtering for lot size, last sales date of land and current debt on land.
Property Owner Search by Sales and Debt Characteristics
You can perform targeted property owner searches to find owners with characteristics highly relevant to your needs.
For example, by applying certain sales or debt history filters, you can find:
- Recent buyers and sellers.
- Motivated (off-market) sellers.
- Owners looking to refinance their mortgage.
- Owners likely in need of building services or contracting work.
Owners Who Have Recently Purchased a Property
Search for property owners or generate ownership lists for owners that have recently purchased a property.
Targeting recent property purchasers is valuable for:
- Building service providers looking for owners that want to make improvements to recent purchases.
- Brokers searching for buyers of other properties. A recent purchase may be the first of several for an investor looking to develop a portfolio.
Refine searches by adding filters on the type of purchase, the recency of purchase and the value of the purchase.
Owners Who Have Recently Sold a Property
Similarly, you can search for property owners or generate a list of those who have recently sold a property, using the same search filters you’d use to find buyers.
This is valuable for:
- Acquisitions brokers—it is a potential indicator of property owners that have cash on hand for further property acquisitions.
- Service providers—this indicator combined with a portfolio ownership search could signal a likeliness of cash on hand for improvements to other properties.
For any recently sold property, you can easily get the owner’s contact information (as mentioned above) to reach out promptly.
Property Owners in Need of Lending
Search for property owners individually or in bulk that have certain levels of current and past debt.
Look at a property owner’s loan origination and maturity dates (on one property or across their entire portfolio) to see if they’re coming to terms on an existing loan, and are likely to refinance in the near future.
See the amount of each mortgage, as well as the lender on the loan, to decipher your standing amongst competitors.
Loan characteristics are valuable for:
- Mortgage brokers looking for refinancing opportunities. Knowing the interest rate of debt presents debt brokers the opportunity to refinance at a better rate.
- Loan originators looking across an owner’s entire debt profile for future lending opportunities.
Property Owners in Distress
Search for property owners currently in pre-foreclosure, or that show signs of other distress.
Pre-foreclosure and auction date information is helpful for:
- Sales brokers searching for potential listings: Debt can signal property distress. With distress, there is an increase in the likeliness of needing to sell.
- Investors looking for off-market opportunities: Investors could find investment opportunities at a below-market sale price because of the need to sell.
Property Owner Lookup
When searching for a known owner, perform a property owner lookup.
A property owner lookup supplies the contact information of the owner and their property portfolio.
Lookup any property owner nationwide by searching the ownership info you already have. Search via the reported owning entity, owner name, or owner mailing address.
If searching by the owning entity, save time finding the person(s) associated with it. Go beyond the LLC and uncover owner names, phone numbers and emails.
Through an owner lookup, you can understand owners in true detail.
Explore each property they own and the characteristics of each. View the sales and debt records across their entire portfolio.
Understanding an owner’s entire portfolio equips you to tailor your approach and effectively connect with them.
Property Ownership Analysis
Dive deeper into your property owner search, explore detailed ownership records of any asset.
Property owner records show the previous owner(s) of the property, the dates of ownership changes and the transaction amounts over time.
Uncover Unusual Ownership Patterns
Understanding property ownership history can help uncover anomalies in ownership.
For example, see if a property has transacted several times in a short period.
It will also show how many times a property has changed ownership throughout its history.
This could signal red flags for you, or at the very least, prompt further due diligence.
Understanding the Intent of the Current Owner
Ownership records help when trying to understand the current owner’s motivations and intent.
An owner search will show how long the current owner has held the property for and what they paid for the property. Both of these will help when making an inference on what the owner intends to with the property.
The longer someone has held a property, the more likely they are to sell that property. The price the owner paid for the property can suggest what they expect to receive for the property now.
The intent of an owner looking to sell can be further analyzed:
If an owner has owned the property for a short period and is looking to sell, they may value the speed of sale.
Understanding the intent of the owner is valuable when making contact.
It allows you to tailor your approach. It lets you also find a scenario whereby meeting their needs can also benefit your own.
Property Owner Lead Lists
Something that’s extremely difficult to do with property owner public records is build a targeted list of prospects—at least one that comes with inherent, holistic value.
Property owner lists are top of funnel lead lists.
They contain target property owners and their contact information so that you can easily organize and reach out to targeted prospects.
Create an effective lead list of property owners with these three steps:
- Scour your market with search filters and discover owners that fit your prospect profile.
- Save your results, label properties, and include any necessary notes for you and your teammates.
- Export the results into a CSV file and incorporate where ever you need to.
High quality, relevant, property owner lead lists serve as a valuable part of any sales and marketing plan.
Property Owner Lists for Building Service Providers
Building service providers use ownership lists to promote and sell services to relevant prospects.
A strong owner lead list is tailored to the focus of that service provider.
- An owner lead list for solar energy installers could focus on owners that own properties that are in areas where it is difficult to get grid power to.
- A property owner lead list for commercial roofers could target prospects that own properties that haven’t been renovated in a number of years, or own a building of a certain size.
- An ownership list for window cleaning companies could target owners that own buildings of a certain number of stories.
Property Owner Lists for Sales Brokers
Sales brokers generate ownership lists to systematically prospect new listing opportunities.
Property owner leads lists for brokers are first and foremost specific to their niche or specialty.
Lists are tailored for geography and asset class focus. Sales brokers refine targeting by filtering for indicators that signal a property owner’s likeliness to sell.
One common indicator is how long the owner has held the property for:
The average holding period of a commercial asset is approximately 10 years.
Ownership periods beyond this can indicate an increase in the possibility that owner is prepared to sell.
Filtering by debt indicators is another popular refinement. Properties with some distress can signal an increasing willingness to sell.
Property Owner Lists for Mortgage Brokers/Lenders
Debt brokers use ownership lists to systematically prospect refinance opportunities.
Mortgage brokers can generate such lists through the following debt filters:
- Name of Lender: target a specific lender to know their offered rates.
- Loan Origination Date: See what rates were offered by the lender during that period.
- Loan Maturity Date: See the maturity date and determine the exact interest rate the owner is locked into.
Unlock Off-Market Opportunities
Searching for property owners allows investors and other commercial professionals to go beyond waiting for properties to list.
Finding an investment off-market is like buying a commercial property for sale by owner, without ever having to wait for it to be listed.
By directly contacting the property owner, you have contact with the decision maker directly to generate outcomes.
There are many benefits of off-market opportunities for sellers:
- Saving money because there’s no commission to a broker.
- Receiving money faster. Instead of waiting for a broker to put together an Offer Memorandum, the seller can simply share the financials and current rent roll. The seller also saves time having to do property yours, qualifying buyers etc.
- It’s less hassle for the seller. Not having to deal with multiple persons/parties and no disturbing the tenants.
For buyers, the benefits are equally valid:
- Save money. You’re not involved in an auction-type process where the broker is doing their job of finding the highest paying buyer who will close. Instead, you are working directly with the owner and getting a fair price that isn’t artificially bid up by other buyers.
- More creative financing opportunities. By working directly with the owner you learn their pain points and what they want out of the deal. This gives more flexibility to match both parties end goals.
- Close faster.