Investing in Commercial Real Estate and Businesses is quite different to investing in Residential real estate. Often the purpose of ownership is very different, as is the methods of valuation, and the risk factors. When considering commercial real estate as an investment, it is advisable to seek out a specialist in the field. The same goes for investing in a US business. In both these cases the appropriate specialist will be able to guide you through the process of purchase and help you to avoid the common pitfalls.