FENG SHUI FOR INVESTMENT PROPERTY
I recently did a consultation for a large apartment complex in Alhambra. In this particular case my “client” was the whole investment company who had just bought the complex rather than an individual client occupying only one of the units (as a tenant). Concerned about the predominant presence of a strong Asian community located there, my investment company client wanted to ensure that all “cultural requirements” were addressed during the renovations of the entire property (which included four buildings and 162 units in all).
So, you might ask, is the Feng Shui of a property someone is buying for investment purposes only (a.k.a. business gain) important? After all, the investor does not plan to live there, right?
The answer is a big “Yes!” In your specific, immediate day-to-day interactions your primary residence plays a key role. However, when you acquire a property and you are planning to derive financial income from it, the Feng Shui of that property is also just as important.
If it is rental space (residential or commercial alike), making sure the property is good for financial prosperity will assure that your tenants will always be able to pay their rent (to you). In addition, experience shows us that buildings with good Feng Shui need less maintenance because things don’t break down as much (saving you, the landlord, money).
If the property is good for people’s wellness, your tenants will feel very comfortable in the space and will stay longer (minimizing your turn-over). Moreover, when these tenants leave, the amiable energy of the property will naturally attract more tenants faster than if the property wasn’t good.
Would you say that these are all valuable benefits for an investment property? I’d say so.
In my long career as a Feng Shui Master I have consulted numerous times for people looking to rent new spaces for both apartments and business opportunities, and invariably the properties that get “stuck” staying vacant are often bad for people’s wellness and/or finances. And what does a “typical” building manager do when there are vacant spaces in their building? They lower the rent to keep all the units occupied, calling it a “special offer.” Which in the end results in loss of income for the landlord. Sounds like standard practice, right?
However, it doesn’t solve the underlying problem of the building itself, and so though people do move in, they then either aren’t happy there or run out of money-- and end up moving right back out. Which also results in a loss of income for the landlord. This is a standard Feng Shui problem.
So, what did I do for my current investment company client to ensure this does not happen to them?
I gave them some sound Feng Shui recommendations on how to enhance the property overall from a Feng Shui perspective to raise the energy of all four buildings using colors, materials, water, and some minor structural improvements that will ensure not only the wellness of their occupants, but also the success of this particular investment. And if they pair this up with a good marketing team, I expect units in this complex will never be vacant for long.
If you would like me to assist you with your own investment property endeavor-- or even your current house or business— please contact me at email@example.com or 310 860 8989.