We all like to believe that we can handle our own investments without any advise. In Commercial Real Estate investing that is very short sighted. One could never imagine having a problem with their head and going to a foot doctor.Just as our body needs a team of specialists, so do our investments. Assembling a TEAM of professionals to advise and direct (not to decide) can pay back many fold in the life of your real estate investment. Team members should include a Commercial Broker, Real Estate Attorney, Tax Accountant, Appraiser,Title Company, 1031Exchange Intermediary, Engineering Firm, Architect and Developer. There are other specialists that can be needed, but these are, in my opinion, the must haves Before you even start searching for your deal. It is important that these companies work co-operatively on your project. Later we will discuss the roles each has in your acquisition.