Understanding the 8 Types of Commercial Real Estate

Reonomy’s definition of commercial real estate is anything larger than a single-family home.

So, anything from a duplex, all the way up to the largest buildings in the country.

While official classifications can vary from county to county, generally, commercial real estate can be broken down into eight major categories.

Below, we’ll run through the eight different types of commercial real estate, looking at each of the following:

We’ll explore different building types, property and land use types, and skim through some examples of each asset class along the way.

Click here if you’re looking to read up on the different property class levels in CRE.

1. Multifamily

Multifamily properties are the go-between for residential and commercial real estate.

While they can serve primarily as a residency, the general purpose for the property type is for investment (owner-occupied or not).

The multifamily asset class includes everything from a duplex up

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