How to Find the Best Commercial Property

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When it comes to finding the right commercial property, you first need to consider what purpose the property would serve. Are you looking for an investment property or an opportunity for relocation or expansion?If you’re looking for more of an investment property, you’ll need to evaluate it by diving into the financials to determine if the property matches the earnings you’re seeking.Consider these questions:

  • Does the investment’s price adequately reflect its location, condition, zoning and quality of tenants?
  • Does the cash flow cover projected expenses?

At Maher Commercial Real Estate, we use our industry experience with information on comparable properties to provide an opinion of value on a property that best reflects the market. We also have existing partnerships with local certified professional accountants to ensure you get all the tax benefits enjoyed by purchasing an investment property.

If you’re instead looking to relocate or expand, you’ll want to consider needs such as:

  • General square footage requirements;
  • Number of employees;
  • Desired location for employees or client base;
  • Business use and zoning compatibility;
  • Parking.

Our team at Maher uses an in-house property data base to match each client to their respective need, introducing them to properties both on and off the market. Our team also has existing relationships with commercial contractors, architects and engineers to better assist you in evaluating new construction.

With a combined experience of 60 years in mid-Missouri, our team has worked exclusively with commercial real estate investors who are seeking investment and owner/user properties. Our wealth of experience and market database enables us to make truly knowledgeable recommendations for your commercial property needs.

To better serve our clients, we recently added Cory McKernan to the team at Maher. A Columbia native, McKernan’s focus is to grow our client base here in mid-Missouri where he developed his strong sense of community. A graduate of the University of Missouri with more than 25 years of experience in restaurant management, McKernan began working in residential real estate in 2018while living in Hawaii. After returning to Columbia, he joined our team in 2022, bringing loyalty, integrity and anew energy to the local commercial real estate market.

McKernan’s addition to our team at Maher simply reemphasizes our focus on clients as long-term partners.We want to build relationships that last entire careers because nothing is more rewarding than watching our clients grow their businesses.


Contact Jack Maher Sr., Jack Maher III, John Hancock and Cory McKernan at 573-228-6321 or