The commission structure for commercial in So Cal typically follows suite with the majority of other metro areas around the nation. The commission % will depend on your project, who you hire to market your property, the amount of time, expense, and work anticipated in completing the marketing assignment.
The size of your transaction will also have an impact on the commission %. Assets having a valuation above $5MM will have a different % than those assets sub $5MM. Most national brokers (and strong regional brokerages) start at 6% with transaction <$5MM staying within a 1%+/- range. Larger transaction may range lower.
Much will also depend on the project. If the asset is in some form of distress and the process is complicated by Special Servicing or court proceedings then its likely the fee will be on the higher end. The brokerage must account for risk that the asset will not sell do to elements out of their control and be rewarded for these risks.
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Jun 12, 2012